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The Cruise Of The Snark illustrated

Author : Jack London
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The Snark had two masts and was 43 feet long at the waterline, and on it London claims to have spent thirty thousand dollars. The snark was primarily a sailboat, however, it also had an auxiliary 70-horsepower engine. It was further equipped with one lifeboat. In 1906, Author Jack London began to build a 45-foot yacht on which he planned a round-the-world voyage, to last seven years. After many delays, Jack and Charmian London and a small crew sailed out of San Francisco Bay on April 23, 1907, bound for the South Pacific

The Cruise of the Snark

Author : Jack London
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Jack London and the Sea

Author : Anita Duneer
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The first book-length study of London as a maritime writer Jack London’s fiction has been studied previously for its thematic connections to the ocean, but Jack London and the Sea marks the first time that his life as a writer has been considered extensively in relationship to his own sailing history and interests. In this new study, Anita Duneer claims a central place for London in the maritime literary tradition, arguing that for him romance and nostalgia for the Age of Sail work with and against the portrayal of a gritty social realism associated with American naturalism in urban or rural settings. The sea provides a dynamic setting for London’s navigation of romance, naturalism, and realism to interrogate key social and philosophical dilemmas of modernity: race, class, and gender. Furthermore, the maritime tradition spills over into texts that are not set at sea. Jack London and the Sea does not address all of London’s sea stories, but rather identifies key maritime motifs that influenced his creative process. Duneer’s critical methodology employs techniques of literary and cultural analysis, drawing on extensive archival research from a wealth of previously unpublished biographical materials and other sources. Duneer explores London’s immersion in the lore and literature of the sea, revealing the extent to which his writing is informed by travel narratives, sensational sea yarns, and the history of exploration, as well as firsthand experiences as a sailor in the San Francisco Bay and Pacific Ocean. Organized thematically, chapters address topics that interested London: labor abuses on “Hell-ships” and copra plantations, predatory and survival cannibalism, strong seafaring women, and environmental issues and property rights from San Francisco oyster beds to pearl diving in the Paumotos. Through its examination of the intersections of race, class, and gender in London’s writing, Jack London and the Sea plumbs the often-troubled waters of his representations of the racial Other and positions of capitalist and colonial privilege. We can see the manifestation of these socioeconomic hierarchies in London’s depiction of imperialist exploitation of labor and the environment, inequities that continue to reverberate in our current age of global capitalism.

The Curse of the Snark

Author : Jack London
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Originally published in 1913. Contents Include; I. Foreword. II. The Inconceivable and Monstrous. III. Adventure. IV. Finding one's way about. V. The First Landfall. VI. A Royal Sport. VII. The Lepers of Molokai. VIII. The House of the Sun. IX. A Pacific Traverse. X. Typee. XI. The Nature Man. XII. The High Seat of Abundance. XIII. Stone-Fishing of Bora Bora. XIV. The Amateur Navigator. XV. Cruising in the Solomans. XVI. Beche De Mer English. XVII. The Amateur M.D...... Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Jack London s Tales of Cannibals and Headhunters

Author : Jack London
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"Jack London's Tales of Cannibals and Headhunters" is set in the romantic and dangerous South Seas and illustrated with the original artwork and several maps.

Jack London Newsletter

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The Irish Sketch book

Author : William Makepeace Thackeray
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The Cruise of the Snark

Author : Jack London
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The story of Jack London's adventure to the South Pacific The Cruise of the Snark tells the story of a sailing voyage by the author Jack London (The Call of the Wild, White Fang, The Sea-Wolf etc) and his wife Charmain across the South Pacific. The Snark was a cutter-rigged ketch named after the subject of Lewis Carroll's famous poem. She set sail with a small crew from San Francisco Bay in the Spring of 1907 bound for Hawaii, The Marquesas Islands, Tahiti, Bora Bora, Fiji, Samoa, and the Soloman Islands. Unfortunately, the Londons were forced to end their voyage at Guadalcanal because Jack London fell ill. The late arrival of the Snark at its expected destination, caused by London's incapacity, gave rise to speculation that the vessel had been lost. The Londons sailed home by steamer, whilst the Snark was taken to Australia by a skeleton crew where she was sold. This description of a sailing adventure in the early 20th century is made very evocative by London's exceptional prose and the text is enhanced by photographs. Leonaur editions are newly typeset and are not facsimiles; each title is available in softcover and hardback with dustjacket.

The Cruise of the Snark

Author : Jack London
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Leprosy and Empire

Author : Rod Edmond
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An innovative, interdisciplinary study of why leprosy, a disease with a very low level of infection, has repeatedly provoked revulsion and fear. Rod Edmond explores, in particular, how these reactions were refashioned in the modern colonial period. Beginning as a medical history, the book broadens into an examination of how Britain and its colonies responded to the believed spread of leprosy. Across the empire this involved isolating victims of the disease in 'colonies', often on offshore islands. Discussion of the segregation of lepers is then extended to analogous examples of this practice, which, it is argued, has been an essential part of the repertoire of colonialism in the modern period. The book also examines literary representations of leprosy in Romantic, Victorian and twentieth-century writing, and concludes with a discussion of traveller-writers such as R. L. Stevenson and Graham Greene who described and fictionalised their experience of staying in a leper colony.