New PDF release: An Autobiography of Jack London

By Jack London, Stephan Brennan

ISBN-10: 1620879530

ISBN-13: 9781620879535

Jack London has been a best-selling writer for a couple of hundred years. In his brief lifestyles (1876–1916) he wrote twenty-five novels and dozens of brief tales, performs, and essays. at the present time he's famous as a forerunner of such literary giants as Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck, and Jack Kerouac. writer of a few famous and well-loved tales in our literature (including White Fang, the decision of the Wild, and the ocean Wolf), London additionally labored as an afternoon laborer, Alaskan gold rusher, and seaman. He used to be additionally an adventurer, journalist, megastar, polemicist, and drunk.

An Autobiography of Jack London is a revealing portrait of the guy who was once Jack London—in his personal words—and is essentially composed of excerpts from his memoirs: the line, John Barleycorn, and The Cruise of the Snark. instead of a trifling biographical precis of a man's existence, An Autobiography of Jack London goals to offer the reader actual perception into the nature and character of this uniquely American literary icon. This booklet is illustrated all through with greater than 40 drawings, facsimile pages from his works, and modern images, many taken by means of London himself.

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By Jack London, Stephan Brennan

ISBN-10: 1620879530

ISBN-13: 9781620879535

Jack London has been a best-selling writer for a couple of hundred years. In his brief lifestyles (1876–1916) he wrote twenty-five novels and dozens of brief tales, performs, and essays. at the present time he's famous as a forerunner of such literary giants as Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck, and Jack Kerouac. writer of a few famous and well-loved tales in our literature (including White Fang, the decision of the Wild, and the ocean Wolf), London additionally labored as an afternoon laborer, Alaskan gold rusher, and seaman. He used to be additionally an adventurer, journalist, megastar, polemicist, and drunk.

An Autobiography of Jack London is a revealing portrait of the guy who was once Jack London—in his personal words—and is essentially composed of excerpts from his memoirs: the line, John Barleycorn, and The Cruise of the Snark. instead of a trifling biographical precis of a man's existence, An Autobiography of Jack London goals to offer the reader actual perception into the nature and character of this uniquely American literary icon. This booklet is illustrated all through with greater than 40 drawings, facsimile pages from his works, and modern images, many taken by means of London himself.

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