The Cruise of the Snark, With detailed Biography: Integral Edition by Jack London

The Cruise of the Snark, With detailed Biography: Integral Edition

byJack London

Kobo ebook | November 21, 2016

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The Complete Edition of " The Cruise of the Snark -  Jack London ". (Annotated), With detailed Biography.

On April 23, 1907, Jack London sailed out of San Francisco Bay to Hawaii, accompanied by his wife and a small crew, aboard the ship he built, the Snark. 

The details of that journey, which would take London and crew throughout the South Pacific and ultimately to Australia, are recounted in The Cruise Of The Snark.

On their journey, they encountered an amazing variety of hospitality from nearly everyone they met, the exception being the cannibals of the Solomon Islands. They also encountered an astonishing variety of illness, which ultimately forced London to call of the expedition.

What’s interesting about this book is to look at what the South Pacific (and even the world in general) was like in 1907, especially in light of reading Diamond’s Guns, Germs & Steel. London maintains a sort of genial good nature throughout his writing about the voyage of the Snark but the diseases and illnesses he’s talking about were passed back and forth from outsiders to residents and from residents to outsiders. And those diseases and illnesses caught and carried by London and his crew could not have been easy to bear. They would develop fevers and live ulcers that ate their skin on an almost regular basis by the time their journey came to an end.

Author's Biography :

John Griffith "Jack" London (born John Griffith Chaney, January 12, 1876 – November 22, 1916) was an American novelist, journalist, and social activist. A pioneer in the then-burgeoning world of commercial magazine fiction, he was one of the first fiction writers to obtain worldwide celebrity and a large fortune from his fiction alone.

Some of his most famous works include The Call of the Wild and White Fang, both set in the Klondike Gold Rush, as well as the short stories "To Build a Fire", "An Odyssey of the North", and "Love of Life". He also wrote of the South Pacific in such stories as "The Pearls of Parlay" and "The Heathen", and of the San Francisco Bay area in The Sea Wolf.

London was part of the radical literary group "The Crowd" in San Francisco and a passionate advocate of unionization,socialism, and the rights of workers. He wrote several powerful works dealing with these topics, such as his dystopian novel The Iron Heel, his non-fiction exposé The People of the Abyss, and The War of the Classes.


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Title:The Cruise of the Snark, With detailed Biography: Integral EditionFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 21, 2016Publisher:Editions Vivre EnsembleLanguage:English

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