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The Resource Jack London : an American life, Earle Labor

Jack London : an American life, Earle Labor

Label
Jack London : an American life
Title
Jack London
Title remainder
an American life
Statement of responsibility
Earle Labor
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The bare outlines of his story suggest a classic rags-to-riches tale, but London the man was plagued by contradictions. He chronicled nature at its most savage, but wept helplessly at the deaths of his favorite animals. At his peak the highest paid writer in the United States, he was nevertheless forced to work under constant pressure for money. An irrepressibly optimistic crusader for social justice and a lover of humanity, he was also subject to spells of bitter invective, especially as his health declined. Branded by shortsighted critics as little more than a hack who produced a couple of memorable dog stories, he left behind a voluminous literary legacy, much of it ripe for rediscovery. In Jack London: An American Life, the noted Jack London scholar Earle Labor explores the brilliant and complicated novelist lost behind the myth -- at once a hard-living globe-trotter and a man alive with ideas, whose passion for seeking new worlds to explore never waned until the day he died" --Amazon.com
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1928-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Labor, Earle
Dewey number
813/.52
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3523.O46
LC item number
Z6825 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • London, Jack
  • Authors, American
  • Authors, American
Label
Jack London : an American life, Earle Labor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [387]-434) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mothers and fathers -- Childhood's end -- The apostate -- A boy among men -- The dream as nightmare -- The open road -- A man among boys -- Higher education -- The golden dream -- Breakthrough : "Overland" and "The black cat" -- Best in class : "The Atlantic" -- Marriage and success -- In key with the world -- Anna and the "abyss" -- the wonderful year -- The wages of war -- The long sickness -- The valley of the moon -- Catastrophe -- Paradise lost -- Paradise momentarily regained -- Inferno -- The agrarian dream and loss of joy -- Four horses for a chicken thief -- Unlucky thirteen -- New York, Mexico, and home again -- A sea-change -- Silver speech, golden silence
Control code
1439858
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 461 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780374178482
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012050948
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1439858
  • (OCoLC)827256452
Label
Jack London : an American life, Earle Labor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [387]-434) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mothers and fathers -- Childhood's end -- The apostate -- A boy among men -- The dream as nightmare -- The open road -- A man among boys -- Higher education -- The golden dream -- Breakthrough : "Overland" and "The black cat" -- Best in class : "The Atlantic" -- Marriage and success -- In key with the world -- Anna and the "abyss" -- the wonderful year -- The wages of war -- The long sickness -- The valley of the moon -- Catastrophe -- Paradise lost -- Paradise momentarily regained -- Inferno -- The agrarian dream and loss of joy -- Four horses for a chicken thief -- Unlucky thirteen -- New York, Mexico, and home again -- A sea-change -- Silver speech, golden silence
Control code
1439858
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 461 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780374178482
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012050948
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1439858
  • (OCoLC)827256452

Library Locations

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