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From:Reference Guide to American Literature (3rd ed.)Jack London was a talented writer so caught up in certain myths that they were part of what destroyed him. The illegitimate son of an impoverished spiritualist, Flora Wellman, he early learned self-reliance. Although he...
From:Twentieth-Century Young Adult WritersThe works of Jack London, author of some twenty novels and novellas and over one hundred short stories, are marked by an enormous amount of preparation; he once asserted that he suffered a "lack of origination" and had...
From:The Midwest Quarterly (Vol. 40, Issue 3) Peer-ReviewedJack London's 'Sea-Wolf' dramatizes the historical conflict between sailing vessels and steamships. Wolf Larsen's schooner Ghost is pitted against the steamship Macedonia captained by Larsen's brother Death. This contest...
From:American Writers: A Collection of Literary Biographies (Vol. 2: Ralph Waldo Emerson to Carson McCullers. )Introduction JACK LONDON lived at a time when a dramatically new set of ideas, growing out of the theory of evolution, was changing the course of men’s thinking. These ideas stimulated, frustrated, and tantalized...
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