The Sea Wolf (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

The Sea Wolf (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

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by Jack London
     
 

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This edition includes a modern introduction and a list of suggested further reading.
 

Abduction at sea, a domineering captain, a mutinous crew, and a daring escape make Jack London’s The Sea Wolf thrilling seafaring literature.  In the novel, Humphrey Van Weyden, the cultured but frail literary critic, is kidnapped and pressed

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This edition includes a modern introduction and a list of suggested further reading.
 

Abduction at sea, a domineering captain, a mutinous crew, and a daring escape make Jack London’s The Sea Wolf thrilling seafaring literature.  In the novel, Humphrey Van Weyden, the cultured but frail literary critic, is kidnapped and pressed into service aboard the seal-hunting schooner Ghost.  At the helm is Wolf Larsen, a brutal, overpowering leader whose ferocity compels obedience. 

 

London’s gripping narrative simultaneously entertains and forces analysis of the complex interaction between individuals under stress.  Through the combination of philosophical inquiry and high-tension adventure, The Sea Wolf provides a valuable link to an earlier time in American history, and offers a way to reflect on the nature of individualism that is strikingly resonant today. 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411466746
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
03/13/2012
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
924,084
File size:
439 KB

Meet the Author


Looking for adventure, Jack London joined the crew of a seal-hunting ship in 1892, which provided material for The Sea Wolf.  After a brief period as a student, London again sought exploit, traveling to Alaska to join the gold rush. He returned impoverished, but with a surplus of creative material.  He went on to write the best seller The Call of the Wild in 1903. 

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