By Jack London, Stephan Brennan
Jack London has been a best-selling writer for multiple hundred years. In his brief existence (1876–1916) he wrote twenty-five novels and dozens of brief tales, performs, and essays. at the present time he's well-known as a forerunner of such literary giants as Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck, and Jack Kerouac. writer of a couple of recognized 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, superstar, 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 basically 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 pictures, many taken by means of London himself.
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