The Road

The Road

by Todd DePastino
     
 

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The Road is a collection of true stories and essays about London's life living on the road as a hobo in the late 1800s. At the time, London used his storytelling skills to get meals from strangers in exchange for his compelling tales. He even spent 30 days in a Pennsylvania jail for vagrancy.

London is well known for his books The Call of The Wild, White Fang and

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The Road is a collection of true stories and essays about London's life living on the road as a hobo in the late 1800s. At the time, London used his storytelling skills to get meals from strangers in exchange for his compelling tales. He even spent 30 days in a Pennsylvania jail for vagrancy.

London is well known for his books The Call of The Wild, White Fang and The Sea Wolf. The true story of Jack London's real life is unknown to most readers, the stories in The Road offer unique insights into London's life and his later years as a socialist.

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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:
9780813538075
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2006
Series:
Subterranean Lives
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

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