Jack London (BOK)

Earle Labor

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Jack London was born a working-class, fatherless Californian in 1876. In his youth he was a boundlessly energetic adventurer on the bustling West Coast - by turns playing the role of hobo, sailor, prospector, and oyster pirate. He spent his brief life rapidly accumulating the experiences that would inform his acclaimed, bestselling books The Call of the Wild, White Fang, and The Sea Wolf. London was plagued by contradictions. He chronicled nature at its most savage but wept helplessly at the deaths of his favourite animals. At his peak the highest-paid writer in America, he was nevertheless constantly broke. An irrepressibly optimistic crusader for social justice, he burned himself out at forty: sick, angry, and disillusioned, but leaving behind a voluminous literary legacy, much of it ripe for rediscovery. In Jack London, the noted Jack London scholar Earle Labor explores the forgotten Jack London - at once a hard-living globe-trotter and a man alive with ideas, whose passion for social justice roared until the day he died. Returning London to his proper place in the American pantheon, Labor resurrects a major American novelist in his full fire and glory.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Earle Labor
Forlag
Saint Martin's Press Inc.
ISBN 9780374178482
Antall sider 496 Dimensjoner 17,8cm x 25,4cm x 2,8cm
Vekt 730 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Biography: literary