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Jack London cut a mythic figure across the American landscape of the early twentieth century. But throughout his colorful life–from his teenage years as an oyster pirate to his various incarnations as a well-traveled seaman, Yukon gold prospector, waterfront brawler, unemployed vagrant, impassioned socialist, and celebrated writer–he retained a predilection for drinking on a prodigious scale. London’s classic "alcoholic memoirs"–the closest thing to an autobiography he ever wrote–are a startlingly honest and vivid account of his life not only as a drinker, but also as a storied adventurer. Richly anecdotal and beautifully written, John Barleycorn stands as the earliest intelligent treatment of alcohol in American literature, and as an intensely moving document of one of America’s finest writers. This Modern Library Paperback Classic includes illustrations from the original edition.

Synopsis:

A candid memoir recounts London's bout with alcohol, from his first drink and first hangover at age five, and stresses the important role of the saloon in cultivating alcoholism in young men.

Synopsis:

Pete Hamill is the author of A Drinking Life and Piecework, among other books. He lives in New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307764904
Publisher:
Modern Library
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Literary
Introduction:
Hamill, Pete
Author:
London, Jack
Author:
Jack, London
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
Alcoholics
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Drinking of alcoholic beverages
Subject:
Authors, American -- 20th century.
Subject:
Alcoholics -- United States.
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20010911
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
220

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Biography » General
Biography » Literary
Health and Self-Help » Recovery and Addiction » Drug and Alcohol Addiction
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
Humanities » Literary Criticism » General

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Product details 220 pages Random House Publishing Group - English 9780307764904 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A candid memoir recounts London's bout with alcohol, from his first drink and first hangover at age five, and stresses the important role of the saloon in cultivating alcoholism in young men.
"Synopsis" by , Pete Hamill is the author of A Drinking Life and Piecework, among other books. He lives in New York.
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