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Jack London was an extremely popular American writer and social activist. Many of London's stories were set during the Klondike Gold Rush in the late nineteenth century. London's most famous novels include The Call of the Wild, White Fang, and The Sea-Wolf.

The Road is an autobiography, published in 1907, that details London's experiences as a hobo in the 1890s

Overview

Jack London was an extremely popular American writer and social activist. Many of London's stories were set during the Klondike Gold Rush in the late nineteenth century. London's most famous novels include The Call of the Wild, White Fang, and The Sea-Wolf.

The Road is an autobiography, published in 1907, that details London's experiences as a hobo in the 1890s during a bad economic depression.

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Library Journal
London hit the road long before Kerouac, hopping a train in 1894 at age 18 and traveling 10,000 miles as a hobo. He related his experiences in nine illustrated essays published in Cosmopolitan (not the one you're thinking of) between 1907 and 1908. This reprint is the inaugural volume in Rutgers's "Subterranean Lives" series, which will chronicle alternative looks at America. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781421817651
Publisher:
1st World Library
Publication date:
05/28/2006
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.56(d)

Meet the Author

Jack London (January 12, 1876 - November 22, 1916), was an American author who wrote The Call of the Wild and other books. A pioneer in the then-burgeoning world of commercial magazine fiction, he was one of the first Americans to make a huge financial success from writing.

"Speakin' in general, I 'ave tried 'em all,The 'appy roads that take you o'er the world.Speakin' in general, I 'ave found them goodFor such as cannot use one bed too long,But must get 'ence, the same as I 'ave done,An' go observin' matters till they die."
-Sestina of the Tramp-Royal

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