|Five Great Short Stories (1992) [Collection]|
by Jack London
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"The White Silence"
"In a Far Country"
"An Odyssey of the North"
"The Seed of McCoy"
One of the most widely read of all American authors, Jack London (1876-1916) based his novels and stories on the experiences and observations of a life that took him from the frozen wilds of the Klondike to the sun-drenched atolls of the South Seas. This volume represents a selection of five of his best stories, each brimming with the energy, color and drive typical of London's vivid story-telling style.
"The White Silence," "In a Far Country" and "An Odyssey of the North" are suspensful tales that bring the harshness of the frozen wilderness of the north powerfully to life. "The Seed of McCoy" reflects London's experiences of a sailor in the South Pacific. The last story, "The Mexican," displays London's celebrated talents as a sportswriter in this sympathetic portrayal of a prizefighter working for the success of the Mexican Revolution. Here are five stories that epitomize Jack London's mastery of the adventure story and the compelling prose style that influenced generations of writers.
Original title: Five Great Short Stories
Genre: Fiction→ Adventure→ Wild Frontiers And Exotic Lands
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