Jack London and his times

an unconventional biography. by Joan London

Publisher: University of Washington Press in Seattle

Written in English
Published: Pages: 385 Downloads: 919
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  • London, Jack, 1876-1916 -- Homes and haunts -- United States,
  • Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography,
  • United States -- Intellectual life -- 20th century

Edition Notes

Reprint of the 1939 ed., with a new introd. by the author.

SeriesAmericana library
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3523.O46 Z75 1968
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 385 p.
Number of Pages385
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5599636M
LC Control Number68005816

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Though he wrote passionately about the great questions of life and death and the struggle to survive with dignity and integrity, he also sought peace and quiet inspiration. of the Wild, novel by Jack London, published serially by The Saturday Evening Post in and then as a single-volume book by Macmillan & Co.

the same year. It is often considered to be his masterpiece and is the most widely read of all his publications. Jack London: Themes & Messages from his Novels The novels of writer Jack London are typically somewhat autobiographical, so you could say they are loosely based upon his life. He is best known for books that center around a character in a struggle against nature, but there are also a great many buried themes and messages within his books.

His writings were mainly based on the Adventure, Literature & Fiction, and Classics genres. Most of his successful work deal with the elemental struggles of life for survival in a romantic way.

At the peak of his career as a novelist, Jack was the most popular and the highest paid of all the prominent authors of his time. Jack London and His Times: An Unconventional Biography by London, Joan and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at The book is an important resource in piecing together the totality of Jack London's life and death, and to ignore it is in my view irresponsible.

The history of this book is a bit storied; it was begun in12 years after Joan London's first biography of her father, "Jack London & His Times" was published. Her son, Bart Abbott, suggests she started the latter book out of a 5/5(1).

Jack London ascribed his literary success largely to hard work - to "dig," as he put it. He tried never to miss his early morning 1,word writing stint, and between and he completed over fifty books, including both fiction and non-fiction, hundreds of short stories, and numerous articles on a wide range of topics.

His novels, including The Call of the Wild, White Fang and Martin Eden, placed London among the most popular American authors of his time.

London, Born:   Jack London published his first two novels, "The Cruise of the Dazzler" and "A Daughter of the Snows" in A year later, at the age of 27, he achieved commercial success with his most famous novel, " The Call of the Wild ".Author: Karen Schweitzer.

–Jack London. Doing stints in various, and variously exploitative, labor jobs in between his adventures, as well as seeing the lives of men who had been broken by the economic system as he tramped around the country, convinced a young Jack London that his ticket out of an oppressive, impoverished life didn’t lie in his body, but in his : Brett And Kate Mckay.

The book is an important resource in piecing together the totality of Jack London's life and death, and to ignore it is in my view irresponsible. The history of this book is a bit storied; it was begun in12 years after Joan London's first biography of her father, "Jack London & His Times" was published.

Her son, Bart Abbott, suggests she started the latter book out of a sense of duty Cited by: 1. Labor, Earle. Jack London: An American Life, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, (pp. $30) At the height of his fame in the early s, Jack London was earning ten thousand dollars a month from a variety of sources including royalties on his novels and non-fiction works, magazine serials and articles, journalism assignments and speaking engagements/5.

Jack London and his times; an unconventional biography. Collection. Collection of book jackets. [pt 1]. Dates / Origin Date Issued: Library locations General Research Division Shelf locator: *IIA+ (New York Public Library.

Collection of book jackets) Library has: / Shelf locator: *IIA+ (New York Public Library. The iconic American novelist, short story writer, journalist and social activist, Jack London is best known for writing Call of the Wild () and White Fang.

Jack was born in San Francisco, California on Janu It is not known for sure whether his parents Flora Wellman and William Henry Chaney were married.

Jack London and His Times an Unconventiona (Americana Library) by London, Joan. Univ Of Wa+press. Used - Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. The Call of the Wild, novel by Jack London, published serially by The Saturday Evening Post in and then as a single-volume book by Macmillan & Co.

the same year. It is often considered to be his masterpiece and is the most widely read of all his publications. Summary. The story follows Buck—a mix of St. Bernard and Scotch collie—throughout his journey as a sled dog.

Around the World Books (FR) Bookseller Inventory # B/ Title Jack London and His Times Author Joan London Format/binding Beige cloth stamped in dark brown.

Book condition Used - Very Good+ Jacket condition None Quantity available 1 Edition First Binding Hardcover Publisher The Book League of America Place of Publication New York Date Book Edition: First. Jack London and his times: an unconventional biography. [Joan London] Jack London; Jack London; Jack London: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Joan London.

Find more information about: ISBN: OCLC Number:   Jack London documents his world – in pictures Jack London: The Paths Men Take, a book published by Contrasto containing photographs, journals and reportage by Jack London San Francisco. “Jack London used to like to eat raw-meat sandwiches, and he sometimes fancied himself a ‘blood beast’ rampaging through life Alaska in winter made him as a writer.

The Klondike was where the ‘cold of space smote the unprotected tip of the planet, and he, being on that unprotected tip, received the full force of the blow.’. A rather superficial picture of the author's father, with the emphasis almost wholly on his Socialism, the elements in his life which gave him a contradictory passion for the underdog, outweighed by his love for money's power.

Sporadi movements of the period, the waves of Socialism attacking this country and Europe, a background for London: and the result, a.

This is London´s first book, a collection of his best short-stories, which is often called the "beginning of the modern American short-story". In a move which surprises many, but fits with his own plans, marries his friend and former tutor, Bessie Maddern on the same day his first book is published, April 7.

A very different London story, it tells of growing family tensions and what it meant to live in the glow of a famous but absent father. Includes a selection of photographs Jack London kept for his daughter, and a preface by Bart Abbott, Joan London's son and Jack This account vividly recaptures the pain and yearning of Joan London for the /5.

Get this from a library. Jack London and his times: an unconventional biography. [Joan London] -- "Born under a cloud, Jack London in his early twenties was tramp, sailor, follower of Kelly's Industrial Army, oyster pirate, member of the coast patrol, gold-seeker in. Jack London's Writings London quote on why he writes.

"It is a pity Jack London died young. His work is real; his books have been lived." --Joseph Conrad Now known around the world, published in several dozen languages, Jack London committed himself to become a writer by late adolescence. His first publication, as John London, was based on his sealing .COVID Resources.

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Peter Hannaford lived in Oakland, which Jack London thought of as his hometown, and in Piedmont, a block from where London had lived from to His most recent book is “Presidential.