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Jack London By Alex Kershaw

Jack London
by Alex Kershaw

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A full-blooded, pacy biography of one of the most charismatic writers of the century, whose life and work were to inspire Hemingway, Steinbeck, Kerouac and Mailer. `We cannot help but read on': TLS. `The energy, dynamism and sheer bursting life-force of Jack London bowls you over': Scotsman.

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Jack London: A Life by Alex Kershaw

A full-blooded, pacy biography of one of the most charismatic writers of the century, whose life and work were to inspire Hemingway, Steinbeck, Kerouac and Mailer. `We cannot help but read on': TLS. `The energy, dynamism and sheer bursting life-force of Jack London bowls you over': Scotsman.

* Jack London's life story (1876-1916) is as dramatic as any of the fiction he wrote. Born illegitimate in San Francisco, he was (in his teens) an oyster pirate, seal-hunter, hobo, Klondike goldminer - and spectacular drinker.
* On publication of The Call of the Wild in 1903, he became the most highly publicised writer in the world. Subsequent books, including Martin Eden, White Fang, The Iron Heel, The People of the Abyss, John Barleycorn, The Sea Wolf, continue in print as world classics in many languages.
* Apart from writing 50 books, he lectured for the Socialist Party in America; was a war correspondent in Korea and Mexico; introduced surfing to the West Coast; sailed the seven seas in his yacht, the Snark...

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About Alex Kershaw


After graduating from Oxford University, Alex Kershaw worked as an advertising copywriter and then as a television researcher for Channel 4's `Despatches' before joining City Limits as a features writer. He has been a contributing editor of GQ Magazine and feature-writer for the Weekend Guardian and the Sunday Times. This is his first book.

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GOR001041368
Jack London: A Life by Alex Kershaw
Alex Kershaw
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
1998-04-30
368
0006548482
9780006548485
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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