The Sea-Wolf (Dover Thrift Editions)

By: London, Jack

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New paperback book copy of The Sea Wolf by Jack London (1876-1916). Unabridged. Dover Thrift Edition. Accelerated Reader AR 8.1. Unabridged Dover (2000) republication of a standard edition. Summary: When Humphrey Van Weyden finds himself sailing to Japan aboard the Ghost, he has to face weeks of brutality at the hands of Captain Wolf Larsen, until he decides to take desperate measures to save himself and the rest of the crew. Dover Publications, Mineola NY, 2000. iv + 244 pages, 8-1/4 x 5-3/16 inches, 21 cm. Current list price 4.50.Always! Free Standard Shipping in USA!


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Hailed by critics as one of the greatest sea stories ever written, this rousing adventure offers a fascinating combination of gritty realism and sublime lyricism in its portrayal of an elemental conflict. Jack London began his career at sea, and his shipboard experiences imbue The Sea-Wolf with flavorful authenticity.
In the story, the gentleman narrator, Humphrey Van Weyden, is pitted against an amoral sea captain, Wolf Larsen, in a clash of idealism with materialism. The novel begins when Van Weyden is swept overboard into San Francisco Bay, and plucked from the sea by Larsen's seal-hunting vessel, the Ghost. Pressed into service as a cabin boy by the ruthless captain, Van Weyden becomes an unwilling participant in a brutal shipboard drama. Larsen's increasingly violent abuse of the crew fuels a mounting tension that ultimately boils into mutiny, shipwreck, and a desperate confrontation.
Read and loved around the world, this 1904 maritime classic has influenced such writers as Hemingway, Orwell, and Kerouac.

Title: The Sea-Wolf (Dover Thrift Editions)

Author/Composer: London, Jack

Categories: American Authors,

Publisher: Dover Publications: 1999-12-23

ISBN Number: 0486411087

ISBN Number 13: 9780486411088

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: 007097

Keywords: Literature, American authors, Jack London, Unabridge Sea Wolf, Dover Thrift Editions, Classic Literature, 9780486411088, 0486411087, Sealers, Arctic Regions Fiction, Sealing Ship Stories, Accelerated Readers,