Jack London

A Life
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Author(s): Alex Kershaw
Original Publish Date: Apr 11, 2013
Product Number: EB00610097
Released: May 17, 2015
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780007496631
Publisher: Flamingo
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A full-blooded, pacy biography of one of the most charismatic writers of the century, whose life and work were to inspire Hemingway, Steinbeck, Kerouac and Mailer. 'We cannot help but read on': TLS. 'The energy, dynamism and sheer bursting life-force of Jack London bowls you over': Scotsman. - Jack London's life story (1876-1916) is as dramatic as any of the fiction he wrote. Born illegitimate in San Francisco, he was (in his teens) an oyster pirate, seal-hunter, hobo, Klondike goldminer - and spectacular drinker.- On publication of The Call of the Wild in 1903, he became the most highly publicised writer in the world. Subsequent books, including Martin Eden, White Fang, The Iron Heel, The People of the Abyss, John Barleycorn, The Sea Wolf, continue in print as world classics in many languages.- Apart from writing 50 books, he lectured for the Socialist Party in America; was a war correspondent in Korea and Mexico; introduced surfing to the West Coast; sailed the seven seas in his yacht, the Snark.

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Author(s): Alex Kershaw
Product Number EB00098028
Released: Oct 28, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781466851696

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