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The Cruise of the Dazzler By Jack London
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Set in old San Francisco Bay, this is a story of a young man who becomes involved with "oyster pirates" who make raids on commercial oyster beds, used their boats as convenient transport to... More > rob business along the San Francisco bay at the turn of the century. The life outlined is one that Jack personally lived when as a youth he came to be regarded as one of the most dangerous of the bay pirates. Jack London (1876-1916), an American novelist and short-story writer whose works deal romantically with elemental struggles for survival. At his peak, he was the highest paid and the most popular of all living writers. Because of early financial difficulties, he was largely self educated past grammar school. London draws heavily on his life experiences in his writing. He spent time in the Klondike during the Gold Rush and at various times was an oyster pirate, a seaman, a sealer, and a hobo. His first work was published in 1898.< Less
On The Makaloa Mat By Jack London
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Published in 1919, On the Makaloa Mat is a an anthology of seven short stories linked by their Hawaiian location. The collection includes two of his best stories, Shin Bones and The Water Baby, the... More > latter a piece of island mythology told to a first person narrator while the fish they are trying to catch refuse to bite. The eponymous character, as one with the sea and the fish, is charged with securing lobster for the King, but to do so he must get past the forty sharks that have swum past the reef. How this is achieved is at once fanciful and at the same time rather majestic.< Less
The House of Pride By Jack London
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Published in 1912, The House of Pride is a collection of six short stories linked by their location in the Hawaiian Islands and a general theme of race and class within the context of a mobile... More > immigrant culture. London was particularly interested in the way in which American money was influencing Hawaiian culture and he was sympathetic to the native tribes in their struggle against exploitation on a number the levels. Another theme here is leprosy, which was present in the islands during the time London was visiting. The disease features in the best story in the collection, Koolau the Leper, in which the eponymous character leads a rebellion of lepers against the police and military when they are threatened with deportation.< Less
Love Sex Pain: A Poetry Collection By Aileen London
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Love Sex Pain is a collection of poetry that takes you on a journey into the thoughts, heart and soul of a young woman who has had to overcome years of grief and abuse. Having met grief for the first... More > time at the age of seven, after the loss of her brother, she spent years searching for love and acceptance often only ending up with sex and pain. By the time she was sixteen, she had been molested, raped, abused, abandoned, rejected, scarred and misused. Writing was her way to cope. Twenty-five years of traumatic events coupled with the hope that true unconditional love would one day be a reality in her life, Love Sex Pain journals the optimism as well as the confusion that must have been ever present in this young woman's life.< Less
Children of the Frost By Jack London
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Tales from the Klondike. Children of the Frost is a collection of short stories first published in 1902. Includes: - The League of the Old Men - In the Forests of the North - The Law of Life -... More > Nam-Bok the Unveracious - The Master of Mystery - The Sunlanders - The Sickness of Lone Chief - Keesh, the Son of Keesh - The Death of Ligoun - Li Wan, the Fair IN THE FORESTS OF THE NORTH (Excerpt) A weary journey beyond the last scrub timber and straggling copses, into the heart of the Barrens where the niggard North is supposed to deny the Earth, are to be found great sweeps of forests and stretches of smiling land. But this the world is just beginning to know. The world's explorers have known it, from time to time, but hitherto they have never returned to tell the world. The Barrens—well, they are the Barrens, the bad lands of the Arctic, the deserts of the Circle, the bleak and bitter home of the musk-ox and the lean plains wolf...< Less
The Red One By Jack London
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Features the haunting title novella, well worth comparing to Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness." THE RED ONE (Excerpt) There it was! The abrupt liberation of sound! As he timed it with... More > his watch, Bassett likened it to the trump of an archangel. Walls of cities, he meditated, might well fall down before so vast and compelling a summons. For the thousandth time vainly he tried to analyse the tone-quality of that enormous peal that dominated the land far into the strong-holds of the surrounding tribes. The mountain gorge which was its source rang to the rising tide of it until it brimmed over and flooded earth and sky and air. With the wantonness of a sick man's fancy, he likened it to the mighty cry of some Titan of the Elder World vexed with misery or wrath. Higher and higher it arose, challenging and demanding in such profounds of volume that it seemed intended for ears beyond the narrow confines of the solar system...< Less
The Red One By Jack London
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Features the haunting title novella, well worth comparing to Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness." THE RED ONE (Excerpt) There it was! The abrupt liberation of sound! As he timed it with... More > his watch, Bassett likened it to the trump of an archangel. Walls of cities, he meditated, might well fall down before so vast and compelling a summons. For the thousandth time vainly he tried to analyse the tone-quality of that enormous peal that dominated the land far into the strong-holds of the surrounding tribes. The mountain gorge which was its source rang to the rising tide of it until it brimmed over and flooded earth and sky and air. With the wantonness of a sick man's fancy, he likened it to the mighty cry of some Titan of the Elder World vexed with misery or wrath. Higher and higher it arose, challenging and demanding in such profounds of volume that it seemed intended for ears beyond the narrow confines of the solar system...< Less
The Scarlet Plague By Jack London
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The Scarlet Plague is a post-apocalyptic fiction novel written by Jack London and originally published in London Magazine in 1912. The story takes place in 2073, sixty years after an uncontrollable... More > epidemic, the Red Death, has depopulated the planet. James Howard Smith is one of the few survivors of the pre-plague era left alive in the San Francisco area, and as he realizes his time grows short, he tries to impart the value of knowledge and wisdom to his grandsons.< Less
Moon Face and Other Stories By Jack London
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Published in 1906, Moon Face and Other Stories is an anthology of short stories linked by the theme of antipathy or hatred. In addition to the title story, this anthology serves up an interesting... More > genre piece called The Minions of Midas in which the eponymous collective, describing themselves as an intellectual proletariat, send a series of missives that threaten to kill unless another character passes over US$20 million. As the threats are enacted, the tone and the shock of the epistles increase. Such conspiracy thrillers were few and far between at the time and this little short story thus marks itself out as a predecessor to later works where a shadowy but powerful group dictate events.< Less
Tales of the Fish Patrol (Illustrated) By Jack London
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San Francisco Bay is so large that often its storms are more disastrous to ocean-going craft than is the ocean itself in its violent moments. The waters of the bay contain all manner of fish,... More > wherefore its surface is ploughed by the keels of all manner of fishing boats manned by all manner of fishermen. To protect the fish from this motley floating population many wise laws have been passed, and there is a fish patrol to see that these laws are enforced. Exciting times are the lot of the fish patrol: in its history more than one dead patrolman has marked defeat, and more often dead fishermen across their illegal nets have marked success.< Less