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The Sea-Wolf (Modern Library Classics)

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ISBN13: 9780679783374
ISBN10: 0679783377
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A thrilling epic of a sea voyage and a complex novel of ideas, The Sea-Wolf is a standard-bearer of its genre. It is the vivid story of a gentleman scholar, Humphrey Van Weyden, who is rescued by a seal-hunting schooner after a ferryboat accident in San Francisco Bay. London uses Van Weyden's ordeal at the hands of a schooner's devious crew to explore powerful themes of ambition, courage, and the innate will to survive.

The Sea-Wolf also introduces Jack London's most memorable, fully realized character, Wolf Larsen, the schooner's brutal captain, who ruthlessly crushes anyone standing in his way.

As Gary Kinder states in his Introduction, "Wolf Larsen is one of the most carefully carved characters in American literature....London, himself, seems as fascinated as the reader with his own creation."

Review:

"London's...is a vision of exceptional and crucial vitality." James Dickey

About the Author

Jack London (1876-1916) was an American writer who produced two hundred short stories, more than four hundred nonfiction pieces, twenty novels, and three full-length plays in less than two decades. His best-known works include The Call of the Wild, The Sea-Wolf, and White Fang.

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lukas, June 4, 2014 (view all comments by lukas)
"I shall never forget, in that moment, how instantly conscious I became of my manhood. The primitive deeps of my nature stirred." Along with "White Fang" and "The Call of the Wild," this is London's best-known and most read novel. The story of a Nietzschean far beyond driven sea captain (he has a little bit of Captain Ahab in him) and the naive, inexperienced man who ends up in his brutal crew, "The Sea-Wolf" is maybe the best example of London's fusion of the adventure story with philosophical musings on (Nietzsche, Darwin, Milton and Schopenhauer are all mentioned) the nature of man, as well as proto-Hemingway masculine men doing masculine things tale. It's entertaining, if a bit clumsily written. Filmed several times. -
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679783374
Author:
London, Jack
Publisher:
Modern Library
Introduction by:
Kinder, Gary
Introduction:
Kinder, Gary
Author:
Kinder, Gary
Location:
New York
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Sea & Ocean
Subject:
Sea stories
Subject:
Allegories
Subject:
Ship captains
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2000
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Modern Library Classics
Series Volume:
no. TRP-03-91-99.
Publication Date:
20001131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.03x5.17x.71 in. .57 lbs.

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