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The Best Short Stories of Jack London (edition 1962)

by Jack London

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Title:The Best Short Stories of Jack London
Authors:Jack London
Info:Fawcett Premier (1962), Mass Market Paperback
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Best Short Stories of Jack London by Jack London



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The difference between Jack London's short stories and other short stories I've read (For example Carver.) is that his stories are like complete mini novels with clear beginning and end. If you want enjoyable complete stories - most in this book are adventure/action (protagonists fighting to better themselves or something else) that leave you with no questions or ambiguity about what's going on, then this is a good book for you. ( )
  StevenJohnTait | Jul 29, 2019 |
really great collection of short stories of London's ( )
  cherylscountry | Jul 19, 2011 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0449300536, Mass Market Paperback)

"Raw and Raked, Wild and Free..."

...that was the way Jack London saw life, and the more he lived it the more enamored of it he became. "All I saw," he once wrote, "was glamor of conquest, of scarlet adventure and yellow gold. ...The life was brave and wild, and I was living the adventure I had read so much about."

Brilliant, poetic, swift with violence and action, his stories clearly illustrate the unique spirit of his unbridled genius. Critics admitted that the young firebrand -- "while frightfully primitive" -- was challenging Poe, Kipling and Melville as a one-in-a-million storyteller. The tales in this volume have been thrilling readers for nearly half a century.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:23:59 -0400)

Presents a collection of short stories by Jack London, including "To the Man on Trial," "To Build a Fire," and "The Pearls of Parlay."

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