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ISBN: 0217639305
Author: Jack London
Language: English
Publisher: RareBooksClub.com (October 12, 2012)
Pages: 98
Subcategory: Other
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It was just as I had read descriptions of such scenes in books.

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. It was just as I had read descriptions of such scenes in books.

The Sea-Wolf is a 1904 psychological adventure novel by American writer Jack London. The book's protagonist, Humphrey van Weyden, is a literary critic who is a survivor of an ocean collision and who comes under the dominance of Wolf Larsen, the. The book's protagonist, Humphrey van Weyden, is a literary critic who is a survivor of an ocean collision and who comes under the dominance of Wolf Larsen, the powerful and amoral sea captain who rescues him. Its first printing of forty thousand copies was immediately sold out before publication on the strength of London's previous The Call of the Wild

The Sea-Wolf," is an old Jack London classic. A great book for English Lit. and has surely been the focus of stacks of term papers

The Sea-Wolf," is an old Jack London classic. and has surely been the focus of stacks of term papers. But, if that drives you away from reading this tale, you will miss a great read! I took this book on after burning through "Call of the Wild, " and "White Fang," on my new Kindle. My first experience with Jack London and both wonderful reads. These two books gave me a lot of insight into the themes that show up in " The Sea-Wolf

автор: Джек Лондон (Jack London). The Project Gutenberg eBook, The Sea-Wolf, by Jack London. This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever

автор: Джек Лондон (Jack London). Читать на английском и переводить текст. This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at ww. utenberg. Release Date: December 24, 2010 First released: October 15, 1997. Character set encoding: ISO-646-US (US-ASCII). start of the project gutenberg ebook the sea-wolf .

LibriVox recording of The Sea Wolf, by Jack London. Read by Tom Crawford. The Sea-Wolf is a novel written in 1904 by American author Jack London. An immediate bestseller, the first printing of forty thousand copies was sold out before publication. the hewing out and setting up of such a figure is enough for a man to do in one lifetime.

The Sea Wolf is an adventure novel written by Jack London, in which he portrays the powerful ship captain Wolf Larsen who dominates the intellectual & literary critic Humphrey van Weyden, who board the ship after surviving a collision in the sea. Weyden witnesses the arrogance o. . Weyden witnesses the arrogance of Larsen who retains the supreme power of the ship by killing the crew members without any mercy.

The Sea Wolf was first published in 1904. in the whole history of literature. This extraordinary tale of high seas and high emotions starts off calmly enough when the thirty-something, well-read and rather wealthy narrator embarks on a modern steam-driven ferry-boat in the Bay of San Francisco and muses on the efficient division of labour in modern society, whereby well-trained men can efficiently operate such magnificent and complex machines for the benefit.

Jack London used to like to eat raw-meat sandwiches, and he sometimes fancied himself a ‘blood beast’ .

Jack London used to like to eat raw-meat sandwiches, and he sometimes fancied himself a ‘blood beast’ rampaging through life. Alaska in winter made him as a writer. He thought of The Sea-Wolf (1904), the story of Wolf Larsen and his crew of outcasts on the lawless Alaskan seas, as an attack upon the superman philosophy, but the Captain is far more memorable than any of the book’s civilized characters. London is an immensely exciting writer partly because the conflicts in his thinking tend to enhance rather than hinder the romantic and thrilling turns of his plots.

It was a sea-fitting for the buccaneers and pirates of by-gone years. My imagination ran riot, and still I could not sleep. I could not reconcile these books with the man from what I had seen of him, and I wondered if he could possibly read them. And it was a long, long night, weary and dreary and long. It was open at In a Balcony, and I noticed, here and there, passages underlined in pencil.

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...her as she looked up at me, and she half stumbled, half tottered, as I led hei to her cabin. Mugridge grinned insinuatingly in my face as I shoved him out and ordered him back to his galley work; and he won his revenge by spreading glowing reports among the hunters as to what an excellent " lydy's myde" I was proving myself to be. She leaned heavily against me, and I do believe that she had fallen asleep again between the arm-chair and the state-room. This I discovered when she nearly fell into the bunk during a sudden lurch of the schooner. She aroused, smiled drowsily, and was off to sleep again; and asleep I left her, under a heavy pair of sailor's blankets, her head resting on a pillow I had appropriated from Wolf Larsen's bunk. CHAPTER XIX I Came on deck to find the Ghost heading up close on the port tack and cutting in to windward of a familiar spritsail close-hauled on the same tack ahead of us. All hands were on deck, for they knew that something was to happen when Leach and Johnson were dragged aboard. It was four bells. Louis came aft to relieve the wheel. There was a dampness in the air, and I noticed he had on his oilskins. "What are we going to have?" I asked him. "A healthy young slip of a gale from the breath iv it, sir," he answered, "with a splatter iv rain just to wet our gills an' no more." "Too bad we sighted them," I said, as the Ghost's bow was flung off a point by a large sea and the boat leaped for a moment past the jibs and into our line of vision. Vouis gave a spoke and temporized. "They'd never iv made the iand, sir, I'm thinkin'." "Think not?" I queried. "No, sir. Did you feel that?" (A puff had caught the schooner, and he was forced to put the wheel up rapidly to keep her out of the wind.) "'Tis no...

Comments:

INvait
Jack London's The Sea Wolf is a complex drama that would never be written today. It is clearly constrained by the Victorian morality of the time. That said, it is thoroughly engaging, even if one is not familiar with the nautical terminology. Not to give away the plot, it is a necessarily allegorical tale of good and evil, superbly told. London was clearly influenced by Dana's "Two Years Before the Mast" as well as Shakespeare's "The Tempest." Caliban is in full force here, as is Ariel (female version). But it is the clash of humanistic philosophies that is most interesting, aside from the blazing sea adventure, unlikely as it is. London, of course was a seaman for much of his astonishing life, so it is unfathomable that he did not recognize the impossibility of the chain of events. It is ever more to his credit as a story-teller, that the reader never "gives up The Ghost" (pun intended). This is a classic story, one that should be on the reading list of every undergraduate Literature class. Unlikely as it is, these days.
Elastic Skunk
Sea-Wolf is worthy of being a compulsory read for high school students, it confronts real timeless issues. Though it is somewhat dated, there are no longer seal hunting schooners, but the process of becoming a confident man or woman is still one of growth and discovery. Sea-Wolf tells of a brutal path to self discovery, and the consequences of dependency, the absolute need for self-reliance, and the wasted lives possible for the coddled. Great discussions can be fostered by reading this story with your teen friends, and family. This is a true conning of age (maturity) tale about a "man" spoiled by privilege.
Virn
This was my first Jack London novel. I've been on a classics kick for a couple of years and I thought it was time to try something from an American literary giant that I'd only read about. This is a moving story with riveting characters and terrific action from beginning to end. London put a significant amount of effort into the development of the Wolf Larsen character and it paid off for me. Like other famous, obsessive sea captains (Queeg, Bligh, Ahab) Wolf Larsen is a layered, complicated, conflicted man. In truth, he's probably afflicted with some variety of bipolar disorder (likely caused by brain tumors), and at the least, he's self-destructive and torments himself as much as his crew.

I heartily recommend this book. It's a rich tale of broken people, some of whom find growth and redemption of sorts. Others only find payment for a lifetime of twisted thoughts and actions. I'll be reading more of Mr. London's works in the near future.
crazy mashine
"The Sea-Wolf," is an old Jack London classic. A great book for English Lit. and has surely been the focus of stacks of term papers. But, if that drives you away from reading this tale, you will miss a great read!
I took this book on after burning through "Call of the Wild, " and "White Fang," on my new Kindle. My first experience with Jack London and both wonderful reads. These two books gave me a lot of insight into the themes that show up in " The Sea-Wolf." So, I can recommend both of the classics as great reads which will supplement understanding "The Sea-Wolf. "
I discovered some of my all time favorite paragraphs in "Call of the Wild," and "White Fang." When Jack London is hot, he can really bang out some thought provoking and powerful images. For me, perhaps more so in the first two reads than in "The Sea-Wolf." Still, "The Sea-Wolf ," is a great adventure and a page burner on it's own. London can, and does, pour it on with his brilliant ship handling and seamanship scenes. Character development in "The Sea-Wolf " is stellar too as London creates great images and keeps the deep characters limited and vivid.
A sailing adventure, a struggle for survival, the waxing and waning of dominance, personal discovery and growth along with a love story are seamlessly wrapped together and proved to me that "The Sea-Wolf," is a classic worthy of a revisit or an introduction to Jack London's great writing.

Paul S Lewis
Vozuru
This is a well-known classic, one of many written by Jack London. I read it in my younger years and thought I'd enjoy the adventure all over again. I gained so much more information about people and their differences. It's a psychological adventure novel of Journalist Humphrey van Weyden surviving an ocean collision and is rescued by Wolf Larsen, Captain of the Sea Wolf. The first printing of this novel sold immediately 40,000 books in 1904. It's still a story to be read by our modern society. This great, intense story is still a classic.
Kulalbine
I was very much looking forward to starting this book today as it arrived this morning. When I opened the cover, to browse through it, I discovered the smallest typeface that I believe has ever been invented. Even a high-power microscope would not be powerful enough to see it. What a waste. The publisher must be aware of this, yet still produces the product. I wouldn't even GIVE this to anyone for fear of causing them permanent sight damage. Threw it in the garbage. What a waste of time. I see in the back of the book that it was produced June 14, 2018. Must have been done in someone"s basement. A quick update: The publisher's company, upon Googling them, is Russian, and has no English on their site. Strelbytskyy Publishing.
Der Bat
This book is one of my favorites and I bought another copy of the paperback to give someone.

This book is worth reading but the paper back is printed in Comic Sans. I was embarrassed and apologized. That might be a deal breaker for some, so you might want to buy a different version.
Sea Wolf was very good. I don't doubt that life at sea was like that at that time. Seeing Humphrey (the person telling the story) mature and begin to stand up for himself was interesting. As I read the first few pages I wondered if I would stick with it, but after I got into the story I couldn't wait to see how it would progress.

I thought Humphrey would be much like Jack London himself, but he wasn't at all. He was an interesting 35 year old who started out very meek.

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