The Star Rover by Jack London

The Star Rover

byJack London, Lorenzo Carcaterra

Kobo ebook | December 18, 2007

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The Star Rover is the story of San Quentin death-row inmate Darrell Standing, who escapes the horror of prison life—and long stretches in a straitjacket—by withdrawing into vivid dreams of past lives, including incarnations as a French nobleman and an Englishman in medieval Korea. Based on the life and imprisonment of Jack London’s friend Ed Morrell, this is one of the author’s most complex and original works. As Lorenzo Carcaterra argues in his Introduction, The Star Rover is “written with energy and force, brilliantly marching between the netherworlds of brutality and beauty.”

This Modern Library Paperback Classic is set from the text of the first American edition, published in 1915.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

One of the pioneers of 20th century American literature, Jack London specialized in tales of adventure inspired by his own experiences. London was born in San Francisco in 1876. At 14, he quit school and became an "oyster pirate," robbing oyster beds to sell his booty to the bars and restaurants in Oakland. Later, he turned on his pira...
Title:The Star RoverFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 18, 2007Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0307432653

ISBN - 13:9780307432650

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing This book really is amazing. When they think of Jack London, most people probably think of Call of the Wild. I 've read some of his other books and found them to be pretty uneven at best. This book I tell people about all the time and even my daughter has read it (not that she doesn't read but she prefers books about teenaged girls). If you really want to know what it's about - I don't think I can do it justice - it's sort of about three men in solitary confinement. If I say anymore than that it would just sound silly but it's kind of like a few stories in a story and you won't be able to put it down. I read quite a bit and it is one of my favourites. Trust me - read it!
Date published: 2008-02-01