John Barleycorn: Alcoholic Memoirs

John Barleycorn: Alcoholic Memoirs

Paperback Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)

By (author) Jack London, Edited by John Sutherland

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 196mm x 16mm | 200g
  • Publication date: 15 May 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0199555575
  • ISBN 13: 9780199555574
  • Sales rank: 197,603

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Published in 1913, this harrowing, autobiographical 'A to Z' of drinking shattered London's reputation as a clean-living adventurer and massively successful author of such books as White Fang and The Call of the Wild. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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one of the most memorable of all boozing odysseys' Times Higher Education Supplement 'It is an extraordinary work, boastful and denying by turns ... suspiciously protesting in its detestation of alcohol, but also wholeheartedly committed to the machismo of hard drinking.' Brian Morton, The Times