The Resource Jack London on adventure : words of wisdom from an expert adventurer, Jack London., (ebook)

Jack London on adventure : words of wisdom from an expert adventurer, Jack London., (ebook)

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Jack London on adventure : words of wisdom from an expert adventurer
Title
Jack London on adventure
Title remainder
words of wisdom from an expert adventurer
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Jack London.
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Language
eng
Summary
Jack London was a writer, but more than that, he was an adventurer who wrote about his adventures. Growing up working class in San Francisco, London diligently scrounged out a life riding trains, pirating oysters, working on a sealing ship, and working at a cannery, all the while using his free time to hole up in libraries reading novels and travel books. A harrowing voyage aboard a sealing ship, where he and the crew were almost killed by a typhoon, convinced him to start writing stories. After a brief time on the east coast and a stint in the Yukon mining for gold, London returned to California. He published his stories in the Overland Monthly, which prompted him to become more disciplined in his writing. He published numerous novels over the years, including The Call of the Wild, a story about a dog who becomes a sled dog in the Yukon, The People of the Abyss, which heavily critiqued capitalism, and John Barleycorn, a memoiristic novel that detailed his struggles with alcoholism. With quotes from the array of Jack London's writings, readers will get a sense of his life as well as a keen yearning for undertaking their own adventures
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Midwest
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1876-1916
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London, Jack
Dewey number
813/.52
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Authors, American
  • Adventure and adventurers in literature
  • Adventure stories, American
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
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Jack London on adventure : words of wisdom from an expert adventurer, Jack London., (ebook)
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781632208910
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
Publisher number
MWT12359762
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remote
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MWT12359762
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Jack London on adventure : words of wisdom from an expert adventurer, Jack London., (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781632208910
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12359762
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
MWT12359762
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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