Five Great Short Stories   -     By: Jack London
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Five Great Short Stories

Dover Publications / 1992 / Paperback

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One of the most widely read of all American writers, Jack London (1876-1916) based his novels and stories on the experiences and observations of a life that took him from the frozen wilds of the Klondike to the sun-drenched atolls of the South Seas. This volume presents a selection of five of his best stories, each brimming with the energy, color and drive typical of London's vivid story-telling style. Here are five stories that epitomize Jack London's mastery of the adventure story and the compelling prose style that influenced generations of writers.

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Format: Paperback
Vendor: Dover Publications
Publication Date: 1992
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.25 (inches)
ISBN: 0486270637
ISBN-13: 9780486270630
Availability: In Stock

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Five stories that epitomize Jack London's mastery of the adventure story. "The White Silence," "In a Far Country," and "An Odyssey of the North" bring the harshness of the frozen North powerfully to life. "The Seed of McCoy" reflects London's experiences as a sailor in the South Seas. "The Mexican" combines London's talents as a sports writer with a sympathetic portrayal of a prize fighter involved in the Mexican Revolution. Publisher's Note.

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Novelist, journalist, and social activist Jack London (1876–1916) rose from abject poverty to international fame. The bestselling, highest-paid, and most popular author of his era, London created a substantial body of work in his short life, drawing upon his experiences as a cannery worker, sailor, railroad hobo, and prospector.

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