By Jack London
Jack London minimize a mythic determine around the American panorama of the early 20th century. yet all through his colourful life--from his teenage years as an oyster pirate to his a number of incarnations as a well-traveled seaman, Yukon gold prospector, waterfront brawler, unemployed vagrant, impassioned socialist, and celebrated writer--he retained a predilection for ingesting on a prodigious scale. London's vintage "alcoholic memoirs"--the closest factor to an autobiography he ever wrote--are a startlingly sincere and brilliant account of his lifestyles not just as a drinker, but in addition as a storied adventurer. Richly anecdotal and fantastically written, John Barleycorn stands because the earliest clever remedy of alcohol in American literature, and as an intensely relocating record of 1 of America's best writers. this contemporary Library Paperback vintage contains illustrations from the unique variation.