First published in 1912, “A Son of the Sun” is an adventure novel by Jack London set in the South Pacific during the beginning of the 20th century. It contains eight separate stories revolving around David Grief, a forty-year-old adventurer from England who travelled to the South seas in search of his wealth—which he was able to most decidedly find. Grief’s significant wealth spans many islands, leading to numerous adventures that include scoundrels, swindlers, pirates, and even cannibals. John Griffith London (1876 – 1916), commonly known as Jack London, was an American journalist, social activist, and novelist. He was an early pioneer of commercial magazine fiction, becoming one of the first globally-famous celebrity writers who were able to earn a large amount of money from their writing. London is famous for his contributions to early science fiction and also notably belonged to “The Crowd”, a literary group an Francisco known for its radical members and ideas. Other notable works by this author include: “The Cruise of the Dazzler” (1902), “The Kempton-Wace Letters” (1903), and “The Call of the Wild” (1903). Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.