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London The People of the Abyss; the Road; the Iron Heel; Martin Eden; John Barleyon

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ISBN-10: 0940450062

ISBN-13: 9780940450066

Edition: 1982

Authors: Jack London, Donald Pizer, Jack London

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List price: $40.00
Copyright year: 1982
Publisher: Library of America, The
Publication date: 11/1/1982
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1192
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

One of the pioneers of 20th century American literature, Jack London specialized in tales of adventure inspired by his own experiences. London was born in San Francisco in 1876. At 14, he quit school and became an "oyster pirate," robbing oyster beds to sell his booty to the bars and restaurants in Oakland. Later, he turned on his pirate associates and joined the local Fish Patrol, resulting in some hair-raising waterfront battles. Other youthful activities included sailing on a seal-hunting ship, traveling the United States as a railroad tramp, a jail term for vagrancy and a hazardous winter in the Klondike during the 1897 gold rush. Those experiences converted him to socialism, as he…    

Donald Pizer, Pierce Butler Professor of English Emeritus at Tulane University, has published widely on late 19th- and early 20th-century American literature. His books include The Novels of Theodore Dreiser: A Critical Study (1976) and The Theory and Practice of American Literary Naturalism (1993).