John Barleycorn Book By Jack London

John Barleycorn Book By Jack London: John Barleycorn is an autobiographical novel by Jack London dealing with his enjoyment of drinking and struggles with alcoholism. It was published in 1913. The title is taken from the British folksong “John Barleycorn”. The novel’s themes include masculinity and male friendship. London discusses various life experiences he has had with alcohol, and at widely different stages in his life. Key stages are his Read more

The son of the wolf Book By Jack London

The son of the wolf Book By Jack London: “Carmen won’t last more than a couple of days.” Mason spat out a chunk of ice and surveyed the poor animal ruefully, then put her foot in his mouth and proceeded to bite out the ice which clustered cruelly between the toes. “I never saw a dog with a highfalutin’ name that ever was worth a rap,” he said, as he Read more

The Little Lady of the Big House Book By Jack London

The Little Lady of the Big House Book By Jack London: The Little Lady of the Big House (1915) is a novel by American writer Jack London. It was his last novel to be published during his lifetime. The story concerns a love triangle. The protagonist, Dick Forrest, is a rancher with a poetic streak (his “acorn song” recalls London’s play, “The Acorn Planters”). His wife, Paula, is a vivacious, Read more