Jerry of the Islands

Jerry of the Islands Book By Jack London

Jerry of the Islands Book By Jack London: Jerry of the Islands: A True Dog Story is a novel by American writer Jack London. Jerry of the Islands was initially published in 1917 and is one of the last works by Jack London. The novel is set on the island of Malaita, a part of the Solomon Islands archipelago, which in 1893 became a British protectorate. The hero of the Read more

South Sea Tales

South Sea Tales Book By Jack London

South Sea Tales Book By Jack London: Despite the heavy clumsiness of her lines, the Aorai handled easily in the light breeze, and her captain ran her well in before he hove to just outside the suck of the surf. The atoll of Hikueru lay low on the water, a circle of pounded coral sand a hundred yards wide, twenty miles in circumference, and from three to five feet above Read more

A Daughter of the Snows

A Daughter of the Snows Book By Jack London

A Daughter of the Snows Book By Jack London: A Daughter of the Snows (1902) is Jack London’s first novel. Set in the Yukon, it tells the story of Frona Welse, “a Stanford graduate and physical Valkyrie” who takes to the trail after upsetting her wealthy father’s community by her forthright manner and befriending the town’s prostitute. She is also torn between love for two suitors: Gregory St Vincent, a Read more

Smoke Bellew

Smoke Bellew Book By Jack London

Smoke Bellew Book By Jack London: In the beginning he was Christopher Bellew. By the time he was at college he had become Chris Bellew. Later, in the Bohemian crowd of San Francisco, he was called Kit Bellew. And in the end he was known by no other name than Smoke Bellew. And this history of the evolution of his name is the history of his evolution. Nor would it Read more

The Iron Heel

The Iron Heel Book By Jack London

The Iron Heel Book By Jack London: The Iron Heel is a dystopian novel by American writer Jack London, first published in 1908. Generally considered to be “the earliest of the modern dystopian” fiction,[3] it chronicles the rise of an oligarchic tyranny in the United States. In The Iron Heel, Jack London’s socialist views are explicitly on display. A forerunner of soft science fiction novels and stories of the 1960s Read more

The People of the Abyss

The People of the Abyss Book By Jack London

The People of the Abyss Book By Jack London: The People of the Abyss (1903) is a book by Jack London about life in the East End of London in 1902. He wrote this first-hand account after living in the East End (including the Whitechapel District) for several weeks, sometimes staying in workhouses or sleeping on the streets. In his attempt to understand the working-class of this deprived area of Read more

The Star Rover

The Star Rover Book By Jack London

The Star Rover Book By Jack London: The Star Rover is a novel by American writer Jack London published in 1915 (published in the United Kingdom as The Jacket). It is science fiction, and involves both mysticism and reincarnation. A framing story is told in the first person by Darrell Standing, a university professor serving life imprisonment in San Quentin State Prison for murder. Prison officials try to break his Read more

Love of Life

Love of Life Book By Jack London

Love of Life Book By Jack London: THEY limped painfully down the bank, and once the foremost of the two men staggered among the rough-strewn rocks. They were tired and weak, and their faces had the drawn expression of patience which comes of hardship long endured. They were heavily burdened with blanket packs which were strapped to their shoulders. Head- straps, passing across the forehead, helped support these packs. Each Read more

The Scarlet Plague

The Scarlet Plague Book By Jack London

The Scarlet Plague Book By Jack London: The Scarlet Plague is a post-apocalyptic fiction novel written by Jack London and originally published in London Magazine in 1912. The story takes place in 2073, sixty years after an uncontrollable epidemic, the Red Death,[1] has depopulated the planet. James Smith is one of the survivors of the era before the scarlet plague hit and is still left alive in the San Francisco Read more

Burning Daylight

Burning Daylight Book By Jack London

Burning Daylight Book By Jack London: Burning Daylight is a novel by Jack London, published in 1910, which was one of the best-selling books of that year and it was London’s best-selling book in his lifetime. The novel takes place in the Yukon Territory in 1893. The main character, nicknamed “Burning Daylight” was the most successful entrepreneur of the Alaskan Gold Rush. The story of the main character was partially Read more