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The Star Rover (Literary Classics)

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Novelist and short story writer Jack London (1876-1916) contemplated the strange theory of astral travel, penning The Star Rover in 1914. The last of London's fifty books, which include White Fang and The Call of the Wild, The Star Rover centers on San Quentin prison inmate Darrell Standing, a former university professor who is serving a life sentence for murdering a colleague. To escape the tortures of his confinement, he withdraws into dreams of past lives in which he experiences what he calls his "eternal recurrence on earth." Thus the fantastic becomes a vehicle for exposing the social injustices of the U.S. prison system.

One of America's great turn-of-the-century writers, London lived as a sailor, waterfront loafer, and hobo, embarking on a successful literary career based on his travels, observations of nature, and his outspoken position in the Socialist Party. Internationally recognized literary critic and essayist Leslie Fiedler, the former Samuel Clemens Professor at SUNY Buffalo, provides an insightful introduction to this lost classic.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781573926959
Editor:
Gordon, Sol
Introduction:
Fiedler, Leslie
Introduction by:
Fiedler, Leslie
Introduction:
Fiedler, Leslie
Editor:
Gordon, Sol
Author:
London, Jack
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Location:
Amherst, N.Y. :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Prisons
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Prisoners
Subject:
Death row inmates
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Literary Classics
Publication Date:
19990731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
335
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.37 x 1.06 in 1 lb

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