The Sea Wolf [NOOK Book]

The Sea Wolf

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  • BN ID: 2940012313591
  • Publisher: qasim idrees
  • Publication date: 3/24/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 227 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2012

    I Also Recommend:

    This story begins with the protagonist Humphrey Van Weyden on a

    This story begins with the protagonist Humphrey Van Weyden on a ferry steamer called the Martinez. Humphrey is a literature critic who depends on his father for income, and is weak and frail. The Martinez eventually ends up in a collision with another ship. Humphrey is then rescued by seal-schooner called the Ghost ruled by the brutish yet intelligent Wolf Larsen and his cruel men. From here he must use his wits, gain strength, and courage to survive in his harsh new environment filled with madness.

    I could practically read the philosophy of Naturalism in every line of the story. The characters acts, thoughts, and personality only added more emphasis to this philosophy. For example some characters can have a caring nature, while others can have a more empathetic one. Humphrey also constantly describes the horrible conditions of his new environment and how he learns from it, which gives another great example to this theme. With this piece of classic American Literature, London also heavily highlights the need of self-reliance. He does this with his character Humphrey. Stuck on a boat with no one to support him, there would be no one else to trust but himself. London shows through Humphrey ways that self-reliance is an advantage that individuals can use as a benefit, then as a burden.

    I loved the way Jack London describes every event in perfect detail. His word choice and imagery could practically play a little movie or paint a vivid picture in my head. The pace of the book was very interesting too. It sped up right from the beginning and maintained its pace until the story was finished. Many of the characters could be likable depending on the person. I personally favored Humphrey because his ideals are similar to mines. Though Wolf Larsen is the antagonist of this story I could not hate him because of the pain of loneliness he feels. Many of the other characters I felt were average and were only used to make the story dramatic, which they succeed in doing. The main thing that disturbed me in this book though, was the precise detail of blood, gore, and crimes committed on the ship. Other than that little topic, I found this book very exciting, and adventurous.

    This book was very enjoyable to read, and was hard to put down. This characteristic can be shared in London’s many genius pieces of literature such as, Call of the Wild (one of my personal favorites), White Fang, and A Daughter of the Snows. If anyone is thirsting for a good sea adventure, then the Sea Wolf is the perfect choice.

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2012

    Really good book.

    Good book. Interesting.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 6, 2014

    Any Rand must have loved Wolf Larsen. I found myself attracted t

    Any Rand must have loved Wolf Larsen. I found myself attracted to him, but, in the end...no, Dick Cheney personified. Humphrey Van Weydon is the true hero.
    This book causes us to question our beliefs. Hopefully, if you're not too dogmatic, you'll side with Van Weyden....be an arbiter of peace and love, rather than animalistic carnivorism.
    Beautifully written...a classic that should be revisited.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2013

    Shimmer

    Is locked out. As well as Daylight.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2012

    Good book

    I realy love all of Jack Londons books, and this one is good too, but it is hard because my favorite character is the Wolf. Hummphery Van weidein was not good enough of a guy for the whole setting.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 15, 2012

    it is okay. worth reading once. i was disappointed because i lo

    it is okay. worth reading once. i was disappointed because i love most of his work. he is such a grest writer. but i was little let down by this one. great character in Wolf Larson. but no great character to match him. the hero's i ended up booing. no great chemistry was there between the hero and heroine. they were very naieve i felt and you would think after all Wolf put them through they would be a little more hardened or wiser for it but no just a couple of crazy intellectual kids in love in the middle of the north pacific. they were really good even great moments in the book - but they were very few and far between. recommend? yes. more than once? no.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2011

    Awesome Storyline!

    I have read the book several times through the years. This format being free had numerous typos- but I dealt with it. Still a great story!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2015

    A friend

    Ok

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2015

    Robin

    Gtg. Bb tonight.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2015

    The imposter to all

    That, two cats leaving, was not me. Well, anyway, bye Steeil.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2015

    Para

    "Fine." she replied.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2015

    Randi2

    Hurreh, hurreh! NOOKeh ish about to die!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2015

    Tori

    Goodbye, and good luck, Randi!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2015

    Torrent

    I heard randi was here. I wanted to meet her. (On nook, at least). Plus i like knowing whats going on at midnight in other clans. 0.o that sounds quite creepy

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2015

    Randi - To All [Really, Really, REALLY Important]

    I want to give a special thanks to Paladyn, Redd, Steeil, Lumi, Torrent, and Darkstar. I wouldn't have smiled tonight if it weren't for you guys :) I love yah'll so much, and I'm all jittery from the warmth that has sunk in my heart from just the small amount of time we all spent together. I cannot begin to explain how much my mood has improved. And you guys are to thank. Now, BloodClan...An much more important update at "My Updates" result TWO awaits you. I'll truly miss you guys. Mwah! &hearts <p> P.S. I might read posts before I leave this morning. I may not get a chance. Either expect me back in the early morning or if I don't post then, expect me back in a month or two. Wish me luck! ;}

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2015

    Randi

    Gooooodeh. Thanks, Thistle. I can always rely on you :} I have to go now. My sister is here, and my NOOK has 10% battery left. See yah'll in a month! Bye! :D

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2015

    Torrent

    I spend most of my time at night stalking clans. Also randi, you have became famous in rping!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2015

    Nyx2

    "Y'know, life news, news about life, your life in a series of recent events.." She purred.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2015

    ~Lumi~

    I stand there awkwardly, my tail slowly flicking back and forth.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2015

    Randi3

    Hai Lumi.

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