Description : Jack London has long been recognized as one of the most colorful figures in American literature. He is Americas most widely translated author (into more than eighty languages), and although his works have been neglected until recently by academic critics in the United States, he is finally winning recognition as a major figure in American literary history. The breadth and depth of new critical study of Londons work in recent decades attest to his newfound respectability. London criticism has moved beyond a traditional concerns of realism and naturalism as well as beyond the timeworn biographical focus to engage such theoretical approaches as race, gender, class, post-structuralism, and new historicism. The range and intellectual energy of the essays collected here give the reader a new sense of Londons richness and variety, especially his treatment of diverse cultures. Having in the past focused more on Londons personal "world, we are now afforded an opportunity to look more closely at his art and the numerous worlds it uncovers.
Description : "Jack London's Tales of Cannibals and Headhunters" is set in the romantic and dangerous South Seas and illustrated with the original artwork and several maps.
Description : "With his novels, journalism, short stories, political activism, and travel writing, Jack London established himself as one of the most prolific and diverse authors of the twentieth century. Covering London's biography, cultural context, and the various genres in which he wrote, The Oxford Handbook of Jack London is the definitive reference work on the author" --
Description : Jack Londons stories of adventure in the early twentieth century captured the imagination of the American public. As he ventured around the United States and the globe, he documented his adventures through his writing. Through excerpts and critical analysis, readers will examine Londons most famous works (The Call of the Wild, To Build a Fire), which are dramatic and compelling stories of man versus nature and versus himself. Other works explore the human condition, particularly the plight of the poor and working class. An examination of the autobiographical nature of many of Londons stories gives the reader a unique insight into the interaction between a writers world and his work.
Description : A revelatory look at the life of the great American author—and how it shaped his most beloved works Jack London was born a working class, fatherless Californian in 1876. In his youth, he was a boundlessly energetic adventurer on the bustling West Coast—an oyster pirate, a hobo, a sailor, and a prospector by turns. He spent his brief life rapidly accumulating the experiences that would inform his acclaimed bestselling books The Call of the Wild, White Fang, and The Sea-Wolf. The bare outlines of his story suggest a classic rags-to-riches tale, but London the man was plagued by contradictions. He chronicled nature at its most savage, but wept helplessly at the deaths of his favorite animals. At his peak the highest paid writer in the United States, he was nevertheless forced to work under constant pressure for money. An irrepressibly optimistic crusader for social justice and a lover of humanity, he was also subject to spells of bitter invective, especially as his health declined. Branded by shortsighted critics as little more than a hack who produced a couple of memorable dog stories, he left behind a voluminous literary legacy, much of it ripe for rediscovery. In Jack London: An American Life, the noted Jack London scholar Earle Labor explores the brilliant and complicated novelist lost behind the myth—at once a hard-living globe-trotter and a man alive with ideas, whose passion for seeking new worlds to explore never waned until the day he died. Returning London to his proper place in the American pantheon, Labor resurrects a major American novelist in his full fire and glory.
Description : A biographical portrait and critical study of London, examining his novels of adventure, fantasy novels, South Seas stories, autobiographical books, sportswriting and sports fiction
Description : This study examines the works of this naturalist writer, best known for "The Call of the Wild." Producer of nearly 200 short stories, his writing ranged in topic from the Gold Rush to science fiction.
Description : JACK LONDON, the author of 59 books, 191 short stories, & more than 500 non-fictional articles. The most translated author in the world. More film adaptations were made from his works than from any other author's. This is the first comprehensive study ever written on this subject. Covers all of the film & TV adaptations of Jack London's works including national & international productions, from 1913 to today. Includes very detailed information on Jack's own dealings with the Hollywood of his day. "THESE BOOKS ARE A MUST FOR EVERY ENGLISH LITERATURE STUDENT OR JACK LONDON SCHOLAR!" - "SOME OF THE MOST DEFINITIVE INFORMATION ON LONDON!" TRADE DISCOUNT: 1 copy - 30 percent, 2 copies - 35 percent, 3 - plus copies - 40 percent. Same discount applies if purchase is made in combination with any of our titles. TO ORDER, WRITE OR CALL: REJL, P.O. BOX 612, MIDDLETOWN, CA 95461, 1-800-962-4015; FAX: (707) 987-3010.
Description : For this edition of Jack London's observations on the craft of writing—culled from essays, reviews, letters, and autobiographical writings—a significant amount of new material has been added.