The Valley Of The Moon

The Valley Of The Moon

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by Jack London
     
 

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A road novel fifty years before Kerouac, The Valley of the Moon traces the odyssey of Billy and Saxon Roberts from the labor strife in Oakland at the turn of the century through central and northern California in search of beautiful land they can farm independently - a journey that echoes Jack London's own escape from urban poverty. As he lost hope in the prospects of… See more details below

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A road novel fifty years before Kerouac, The Valley of the Moon traces the odyssey of Billy and Saxon Roberts from the labor strife in Oakland at the turn of the century through central and northern California in search of beautiful land they can farm independently - a journey that echoes Jack London's own escape from urban poverty. As he lost hope in the prospects of the socialist party and organized labor, London began researching a scientific and environmentally sound approach to agriculture. In his novel it is Saxon, London's most fully realized heroine, who embodies these concerns. The Valley of the Moon is London's paean to his wife Charmian and to the pastoral life and his ranch in Glen Ellen, the Valley of the Moon. A new foreword by Kevin Starr comments on the themes of the novel and its interest for contemporary readers.

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Far away from his snowy Yukon adventures, London set this 1913 novel in the warmth of California's green hills. It follows Billy and Saxon Roberts, who, after becoming disillusioned with labor difficulties, strike out on the road north to find a place where they can live close to the land. This edition sports a new foreword by California State Librarian Kevin Starr. Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781603129831
Publisher:
Aegypan
Publication date:
01/01/2007
Pages:
396
Product dimensions:
1.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

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