The Best Short Stories of Jack London
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The Best Short Stories of Jack London

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Brilliant, poetic, swift with violence and action, the stories of Jack London clearly illustrate the unique spirit of his unbridled genius. Critics admitted that the young firebrand -- "while frightfully primitive" -- was challenging Poe, Kipling, and Melville as a one-in-a-million storyteller. The tales in this volume have been thrilling readers for nearly half a century.show more

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  • Paperback | 190 pages
  • 104.14 x 172.72 x 15.24mm | 68.04g
  • Random House USA Inc
  • FAWCETT
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0449300536
  • 9780449300534
  • 97,152

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"Raw and Raked, Wild and Free..." ...that was the way Jack London saw life, and the more he lived it the more enamored of it he became. "All I saw," he once wrote, "was glamor of conquest, of scarlet adventure and yellow gold. ...The life was brave and wild, and I was living the adventure I had read so much about." Brilliant, poetic, swift with violence and action, his stories clearly illustrate the unique spirit of his unbridled genius. Critics admitted that the young firebrand -- "while frightfully primitive" -- was challenging Poe, Kipling and Melville as a one-in-a-million storyteller. The tales in this volume have been thrilling readers for nearly half a century.show more