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Jack London : a life

Autore: Alex Kershaw
Editore: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1998.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : Biography : English : 1st U.S. edVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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Jack London's life was as dramatic as any of the stories he created. Raised in poverty as an illegitimate child, he dropped out of school to support his mother, working in mind-deadening jobs that would foster a lifelong interest in socialism. Brilliant and self-taught, he haunted California's waterside bars, brawling with drunken sailors and learning about love from prostitutes. His lust for adventure took him from  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Biography
Persona incaricata: Jack London; Jack London; Jack London; Jack London
Tipo materiale: Biography
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Alex Kershaw
ISBN: 0312181191 9780312181192 0312181213 9780312181215
Numero OCLC: 37534021
Note: "A Thomas Dunne book."
"First published in Great Britain by HarperCollins Publishers"--T.p. verso.
Descrizione: xxv, 335 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Responsabilità: Alex Kershaw.

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Jack London's life was as dramatic as any of the stories he created. Raised in poverty as an illegitimate child, he dropped out of school to support his mother, working in mind-deadening jobs that would foster a lifelong interest in socialism. Brilliant and self-taught, he haunted California's waterside bars, brawling with drunken sailors and learning about love from prostitutes. His lust for adventure took him from the beaches of Hawaii to the gold fields of Alaska, where he experienced firsthand the struggles for survival he would later immortalize in classics like White Fang and The Call of the Wild. A hard-drinking womanizer with children to support, Jack London was no stranger to passion when he met and married Charmian Kittredge, the love of his life. This is the rare biography that proves the truth can be more fascinating--and a far greater adventure--than fiction.--From publisher description.

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