Captain David Grief

Overview

This book's eight tales of danger and adventure feature David Grief, who came to the South Pacific at the age of twenty and two decades later owns a vast trading empire. He plays the South Sea game not for the gold but for the game's sake and for the daring life of an island rover.

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Overview

This book's eight tales of danger and adventure feature David Grief, who came to the South Pacific at the age of twenty and two decades later owns a vast trading empire. He plays the South Sea game not for the gold but for the game's sake and for the daring life of an island rover.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781470890247
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/1/2013
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 5.80 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Born in San Francisco in 1876, Jack London never knew who his father was. His name came from his stepfather, John Griffith London. The family was poor, and London's early education has been described as “spotty,” though he read voraciously. To help the family, he held many different jobs, from peddling papers to working in a cannery. At nineteen, he entered high school, followed by one semester of college. In 1897, London hunted for gold in the Klondike and returned with scurvy and story ideas. By 1899, his work was selling briskly. At one time he was acclaimed the highest paid writer in the world, but bad investments and an inability to manage his money kept London poor throughout his life. In 1916, at age forty, he died on his beloved ranch near Sonoma, California.

Born in San Francisco in 1876, Jack London never knew who his father was. His name came from his stepfather, John Griffith London. The family was poor, and London's early education has been described as “spotty,” though he read voraciously. To help the family, he held many different jobs, from peddling papers to working in a cannery. At nineteen, he entered high school, followed by one semester of college. In 1897, London hunted for gold in the Klondike and returned with scurvy and story ideas. By 1899, his work was selling briskly. At one time he was acclaimed the highest paid writer in the world, but bad investments and an inability to manage his money kept London poor throughout his life. In 1916, at age forty, he died on his beloved ranch near Sonoma, California.

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