The Sea-Wolf And Selected Stories
He is a man capable of abandoning two sailors in an open boat, yet he is an avid and thoughtful reader of the moral philosophers. He is Wolf Larsen - captain of the seal-hunting "Ghost, " the unforgettable protagonist of one of the world's great sea novels. Tormented by his own convictions, Larsen is an enigma both fascinating and repellent to his reluctant crewman, Humphrey Van Weyden. Throughout their long and perilous voyage together, the captain's ruthless belief in the survival of the fittest is pitted again Van Weyden's "civilization" - a contest between two opposing views of life that demonstrates Jack London's gift for expressing complex ideas with exciting action. Together with the other stories selected for this volume, "The Sea-Wolf" is a superb example of the genius of a writer who was, in the words of Maxwell Geismar, "The poet of the savage Darwinian struggle."
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- Paperback | 352 pages
- 104.9 x 173.7 x 16.5mm | 163.3g
- 25 Jul 1991
- Penguin Books Australia
- Hawthorn, Australia
John Griffith "Jack" London (1876-1916) is an American author, journalist, and social activist. Some of his most famous works include The Call of the Wild and White Fang, as well as the short stories "To Build a Fire," "An Odyssey of the North," and "Love of Life."