The Star Rover (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

The Star Rover (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

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by Jack London
     
 

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Published in 1915, this collection of short stories revolves around the concept of reincarnation.  Darrell Standing, a murderer serving life imprisonment in San Quentin, is routinely tortured by means of a straightjacket; the agony transports him into an altered state in which he traverses interstellar space and experiences a series of past lives.

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Published in 1915, this collection of short stories revolves around the concept of reincarnation.  Darrell Standing, a murderer serving life imprisonment in San Quentin, is routinely tortured by means of a straightjacket; the agony transports him into an altered state in which he traverses interstellar space and experiences a series of past lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411438675
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
02/15/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
329
File size:
307 KB

Meet the Author

Jack London (1876-1916) was born in San Francisco, the illegitimate son of a music teacher whose lover spurned her after she refused an abortion. His writings dealt with his social activism and care for the worker. Largely self-educated, London became a sailor, a hobo, a gold miner, and a socialist—all of which would find their way into his fiction.

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The Star Rover (Barnes & Noble Digital Library) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Shamballah More than 1 year ago
I've read most of the Jack London novels and this is the best yet! If you have any interest in the metaphyisical side of life this is a must read! Way ahead of its time. Loved it and will read more!
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Many people argue as to what London's masterpiece was. Some say The Call of the Wild, others say The Sea Wolf, and still others say White Fang. It is my belief The Star Rover is Jack London's masterpiece. Although London wrote the novel with muckraking in mind, it became so much more than a look at the deplorable conditions of prisons in the United States at the time. The way London weaves multiple stories into the life of one character is amazing, but don't mistake it for a novel just about reincarnation. Many other philosophical ideas are addressed. London states the theme outright at the end, and for any man who has ever loved someone I believe you will agree with it.