John Barleycorn: `Alcoholic Memoirs' by Jack LondonJohn Barleycorn: `Alcoholic Memoirs' by Jack London

John Barleycorn: `Alcoholic Memoirs'

byJack LondonEditorJohn Sutherland

Paperback | March 26, 2009

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Published in 1913, this harrowing, autobiographical 'A to Z' of drinking shattered London's reputation as a clean-living adventurer and massively successful author of such books as White Fang and The Call of the Wild.
Jack London was born in a poor family and lived a very short life. He had a long list of jobs, writer and journalist were among them. Call of the Wild remains his most famous book. John Sutherland is Professor of English in Pasadena, California.
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Title:John Barleycorn: `Alcoholic Memoirs'Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.51 inPublished:March 26, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199555575

ISBN - 13:9780199555574

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Table of Contents

IntroductionNote on the TextSelect BibliographyA Chronology of London's Life and WorksAcknowledgmentsJohn BarleycornExplanatory Notes

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"It is an extraordinary work, boastful and denying by turns ... suspiciously protesting in its detestation of alcohol, but also wholeheartedly committed to the machismo of hard drinking." --Brian Morton, The Times