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The Sea Wolf by Jack London

The Sea Wolf (original 1904; edition 2015)

by Jack London

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A young art critic is forced to endure the wrath of Wolf Larsen, captain of the sealing schooner which rescues him after a shipwreck.
Title:The Sea Wolf
Authors:Jack London
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The Sea Wolf by Jack London (1904)


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intellectual falls into hands of heartless sea captain who makes a man of him
  ritaer | Jun 5, 2021 |
Rated: B+
Love Jack London. Vivid writing. Heroic men. True adventure. Classic battle between green well educated gentleman lost at sea picked up by autocratic Sea Wolf -- Wolf Larson. A tale of contrast, overcoming and romance. Loved it. ( )
  jmcdbooks | Apr 12, 2021 |
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Humphrey is "rescued" from drowning by a ship called the Ghost, captained by a very brutal man, Wolf Larsen. After Humphrey is rescued, he is forced to stay aboard the Ghost, despite being a "gentleman" and not knowing a thing about ships. Larsen figures it will build character and he'll learn something. Wolf Larsen, however, is a man who will do whatever he wants/needs to to get what he wants, including murder. Surprising to the bookish Humphrey, is how intelligent and well-read Larsen is. However, it's a hard life, at sea, especially under Larsen.

I wasn't sure if I would like this one or not, not being about animals (in comparison, of course, to The Call of the Wild and White Fang). I was very surprised at how much I liked it. It was good and it picked up in the second half. It was also very quick to read. ( )
1 vote LibraryCin | Dec 21, 2020 |
Storia basata sull'evidente contrasto tra Larsen il lupo dei mari e il letterato (poi divenuto a forza matinaio) Van Humprey. Un inno alla piena libertà del Lupo, che vive una vita libera da costrizioni o sovrastrutture morali-sociali, pienamente ispirata al suo personale credo, nel bene come nel male. Purtroppo i personaggi sono assai fissi e stereotipati e le situazioni stesse altrettanto stereotipate (verso il finale sfiorano addirittura po' il patetismo). Nel complesso, non regge affatto se confrontato con le prove maggiori di London. ( )
  Carlomascellani73 | Oct 30, 2020 |
The Sea Wolf is the book I read to shreds when I was 12 and it was probably at least indirectly responsible for all the time I spent in my late teens-early twenties riding in not-particularly-seaworthy ferries, or working in fish canneries and pickle factories, or generally spending a lot of time having adventures i.e. bumming around. Even though I'm now a suburban mama of two this book totally still calls to me, I'm only partly embarrassed to admit. Its only flaw is the character of Maude Brewster, who should have stayed on dry land and entirely out of this book. ( )
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I scarcely know where to begin, though I sometimes facetiously place the cause of it all to Charley Furuseth’s credit. He kept a summer cottage in Mill Valley, under the shadow of Mount Tamalpais, and never occupied it except when he loafed through the winter mouths and read Nietzsche and Schopenhauer to rest his brain.
“One kiss, dear love,” I whispered. “One kiss more before they come.”

“And rescue us from ourselves,” she completed, with a most adorable smile, whimsical as I had never seen it, for it was whimsical with love.
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A young art critic is forced to endure the wrath of Wolf Larsen, captain of the sealing schooner which rescues him after a shipwreck.

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Editions: 1909175749, 190917551X

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