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ISBN-10: 0140189963
ISBN-13: 9780140189964
Publisher: Penguin Group
Publish Date: 01/01/1997
Dimensions: 7.75" L, 5.05" W, 0.75" H

Northland Stories

Introduction by: Jonathan Auerbach

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Like the characters in the popular dime novels of the time, London’s heroes display such manly virtues as courage, loyalty, and steadfastness as they conftont the merciless frozen expanses of the north. Yet London breaks free of stereotypical figures and one-dimensional plots to explore deeper psychological and social questions of self-mastery, masculinity, and racial domination. […]

Like the characters in the popular dime novels of the time, London’s heroes display such manly virtues as courage, loyalty, and steadfastness as they conftont the merciless frozen expanses of the north. Yet London breaks free of stereotypical figures and one-dimensional plots to explore deeper psychological and social questions of self-mastery, masculinity, and racial domination. The uneasy relationship between the Native Americans and whites lies at the heart of many of the stories, while others reflect London’s growing awareness of the destruction wrought by the white incursion on Indian culture.

Northland Stories comprises nineteen of Jack London’s greatest short works, including An Odyssy of the North (London’s major breakthrough as a young author), The White Silence, The Law of Life, The League of the Old Men, and the world classic To Build a Fire.

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ISBN-10: 0140189963
ISBN-13: 9780140189964
Publisher: Penguin Group
Publish Date: 01/01/1997
Dimensions: 7.75" L, 5.05" W, 0.75" H
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