The Resource John Barleycorn, (ebook)

John Barleycorn, (ebook)

Label
John Barleycorn
Title
John Barleycorn
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As close to an autobiography as Jack London ever wrote, John Barleycorn recounts the author's lifelong struggle with alcohol. In this brutally honest memoir, which takes its title from the British folksong that personifies the source of whiskey and beer, London writes of alcohol as his friend and his enemy, an august companion and a red-handed killer. In an age when alcoholism was viewed as a genetic weakness, London's frank, ahead-of-its-time treatment of his struggles tarnished his sterling reputation as a paragon of all-American manhood. The book created a sensation upon its 1913 publication and became a powerful tool of the temperance movement. More than a screed against demon rum, however, the tale recounts London's years as a sailor, explorer, and frontiersman up and down the West Coast, from Southern California to Alaska. Rich in anecdotes and written in a captivating style, the book also offers compelling insights into London's life as a rugged adventurer and popular writer
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1876-1916
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London, Jack
Dewey number
813.5
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • London, Jack
  • Drinking of alcoholic beverages
  • Authors, American
  • Alcoholics
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
John Barleycorn, (ebook)
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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
9780486829586
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12069284
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12069284
System control number
MWT12069284
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
John Barleycorn, (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
9780486829586
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12069284
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12069284
System control number
MWT12069284
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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