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by Jack London

Category: Action and Adventure
Subcategory: Fiction
Author: Jack London
ISBN: 8132031792
ISBN13: 978-8132031796
Language: English
Publisher: Tutis Digital Publishing Pvt. Ltd. (September 8, 2008)
Pages: 260
Fb2 eBook: 1276 kb
ePub eBook: 1571 kb
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The Sea-Wolf," is an old Jack London classic. My first experience with Jack London and both wonderful reads.

The Sea-Wolf," is an old Jack London classic. A great book for English Lit. and has surely been the focus of stacks of term papers. But, if that drives you away from reading this tale, you will miss a great read! I took this book on after burning through "Call of the Wild, " and "White Fang," on my new Kindle. These two books gave me a lot of insight into the themes that show up in " The Sea-Wolf.

Jack London's novels and ruggedly individual life seemed to embody American hopes, frustrations, and romantic longings in the turbulent first years of the twentieth century, years infused with the wonder and excitement of great technological and historic change. The author's restless spirit, taste for a life of excitement, and probing mind led him on a series of hard-edged adventures from the Klondike to the South Seas.

Director Maybury has said that the film is "loosely based on a true story that became a Jack London story"

The novel was published in the United Kingdom as The Jacket and in the United States of America as The Star Rover. Director Maybury has said that the film is "loosely based on a true story that became a Jack London story" Reception.

The jacket itself was actually used at San Quentin at the time and Jack London's descriptions of it were based on interviews with a former convict named Ed Morrell, which is also the name of a character in the novel. For his role in the Sontag and Evans gang which robbed the Southern Pacific Railroad in the 1890s, Morrell spent fourteen years in California prisons (1894-1908), five of them in solitary confinement. London championed his pardon. After his release, Morrell was a frequent guest at London's Beauty Ranch. This is a Librivox recording.

This is an exact replica of a book published in 1915 THE JACKET.

This is an exact replica of a book published in 1915. The book reprint was manually improved by a team of professionals, as opposed to automatic/OCR processes used by some companies. However, the book may still have imperfections such as missing pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were a part of the original text. remember, please, my reader, that I have thought much on these matters, that through bloody nights and sweats of dark that lasted years-long, have been alone with my many selves to consult and contemplate my many selves.

JACK LONDON:Tales of the North, Hardcover with Dust Jacket, 1979, Castle Books. A pre-owned book in very good clean condition, dust cover and covers very good, all pages clean and unmarked, binding tight. Jack London 6 Novels Complete and Unabridged 1986, Hardcover w/ dust jacket. This book is in almost new condition with clean unmarked pages, cover and dust jacket. The second photo shows the book binding edge with the dust cover removed. The dust jacket has very minor wear.

The Jacket – Ebook written by Jack London. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read The Jacket. The Star Rover" is one of Jack London?s final novels published before his death in 1916 and is often regarded as his most unique and ambitious work. Set in the infamous San Quentin prison in California, London introduces Darrell Standing, a university professor serving a life sentence for murder. There, he is subjected to the torturous punishment of a canvas "jacket" that has the effect of compressing the entire body to the point of causing painful angina.

Jack London was also widely known for his personal exploits. He was a colorful, controversial personality, often in the news. Generally fun-loving, he was quick to side with the underdog against injustice of any kind. An eloquent public speaker, he was much sought after as a lecturer on socialism and other economic and political topics. Biographies and other books related to the life and times of the London’s. A complete list of Jack London books, by date of publication, follows: 1900 The Son of the Wolf.

Comments to eBook The Jacket
Glei
Jack London's The Sea Wolf is a complex drama that would never be written today. It is clearly constrained by the Victorian morality of the time. That said, it is thoroughly engaging, even if one is not familiar with the nautical terminology. Not to give away the plot, it is a necessarily allegorical tale of good and evil, superbly told. London was clearly influenced by Dana's "Two Years Before the Mast" as well as Shakespeare's "The Tempest." Caliban is in full force here, as is Ariel (female version). But it is the clash of humanistic philosophies that is most interesting, aside from the blazing sea adventure, unlikely as it is. London, of course was a seaman for much of his astonishing life, so it is unfathomable that he did not recognize the impossibility of the chain of events. It is ever more to his credit as a story-teller, that the reader never "gives up The Ghost" (pun intended). This is a classic story, one that should be on the reading list of every undergraduate Literature class. Unlikely as it is, these days.
Purebinder
Sea-Wolf is worthy of being a compulsory read for high school students, it confronts real timeless issues. Though it is somewhat dated, there are no longer seal hunting schooners, but the process of becoming a confident man or woman is still one of growth and discovery. Sea-Wolf tells of a brutal path to self discovery, and the consequences of dependency, the absolute need for self-reliance, and the wasted lives possible for the coddled. Great discussions can be fostered by reading this story with your teen friends, and family. This is a true conning of age (maturity) tale about a "man" spoiled by privilege.
Keramar
This was my first Jack London novel. I've been on a classics kick for a couple of years and I thought it was time to try something from an American literary giant that I'd only read about. This is a moving story with riveting characters and terrific action from beginning to end. London put a significant amount of effort into the development of the Wolf Larsen character and it paid off for me. Like other famous, obsessive sea captains (Queeg, Bligh, Ahab) Wolf Larsen is a layered, complicated, conflicted man. In truth, he's probably afflicted with some variety of bipolar disorder (likely caused by brain tumors), and at the least, he's self-destructive and torments himself as much as his crew.

I heartily recommend this book. It's a rich tale of broken people, some of whom find growth and redemption of sorts. Others only find payment for a lifetime of twisted thoughts and actions. I'll be reading more of Mr. London's works in the near future.
Hanelynai
"The Sea-Wolf," is an old Jack London classic. A great book for English Lit. and has surely been the focus of stacks of term papers. But, if that drives you away from reading this tale, you will miss a great read!
I took this book on after burning through "Call of the Wild, " and "White Fang," on my new Kindle. My first experience with Jack London and both wonderful reads. These two books gave me a lot of insight into the themes that show up in " The Sea-Wolf." So, I can recommend both of the classics as great reads which will supplement understanding "The Sea-Wolf. "
I discovered some of my all time favorite paragraphs in "Call of the Wild," and "White Fang." When Jack London is hot, he can really bang out some thought provoking and powerful images. For me, perhaps more so in the first two reads than in "The Sea-Wolf." Still, "The Sea-Wolf ," is a great adventure and a page burner on it's own. London can, and does, pour it on with his brilliant ship handling and seamanship scenes. Character development in "The Sea-Wolf " is stellar too as London creates great images and keeps the deep characters limited and vivid.
A sailing adventure, a struggle for survival, the waxing and waning of dominance, personal discovery and growth along with a love story are seamlessly wrapped together and proved to me that "The Sea-Wolf," is a classic worthy of a revisit or an introduction to Jack London's great writing.

Paul S Lewis
Rainpick
This is a well-known classic, one of many written by Jack London. I read it in my younger years and thought I'd enjoy the adventure all over again. I gained so much more information about people and their differences. It's a psychological adventure novel of Journalist Humphrey van Weyden surviving an ocean collision and is rescued by Wolf Larsen, Captain of the Sea Wolf. The first printing of this novel sold immediately 40,000 books in 1904. It's still a story to be read by our modern society. This great, intense story is still a classic.
Jark
I was very much looking forward to starting this book today as it arrived this morning. When I opened the cover, to browse through it, I discovered the smallest typeface that I believe has ever been invented. Even a high-power microscope would not be powerful enough to see it. What a waste. The publisher must be aware of this, yet still produces the product. I wouldn't even GIVE this to anyone for fear of causing them permanent sight damage. Threw it in the garbage. What a waste of time. I see in the back of the book that it was produced June 14, 2018. Must have been done in someone"s basement. A quick update: The publisher's company, upon Googling them, is Russian, and has no English on their site. Strelbytskyy Publishing.
Manazar
This book is one of my favorites and I bought another copy of the paperback to give someone.

This book is worth reading but the paper back is printed in Comic Sans. I was embarrassed and apologized. That might be a deal breaker for some, so you might want to buy a different version.
Sea Wolf was very good. I don't doubt that life at sea was like that at that time. Seeing Humphrey (the person telling the story) mature and begin to stand up for himself was interesting. As I read the first few pages I wondered if I would stick with it, but after I got into the story I couldn't wait to see how it would progress.

I thought Humphrey would be much like Jack London himself, but he wasn't at all. He was an interesting 35 year old who started out very meek.
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