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By: Horace Brown Fyfe (1918-1997)

Book cover Satellite System
Book cover The Talkative Tree
Book cover Exile

By: Horace Smith (1836-1922)

Book cover Interludes being Two Essays, a Story, and Some Verses

By: Irvin S. Cobb (1876-1944)

Book cover From Place to Place
Book cover The Escape of Mr. Trimm His Plight and other Plights
Book cover A Plea for Old Cap Collier

By: Irving E. Cox

Book cover The Guardians

By: Irving W. Lande

Book cover Slingshot

By: Ivan S. Turgenev (1818-1883)

Book cover A Nobleman's Nest
Book cover The Rendezvous 1907

By: J. A. Taylor

Book cover Far from Home

By: J. Anthony Ferlaine

Book cover One Out of Ten

By: J. B. Woodley

Book cover With a Vengeance

By: J. Francis McComas (1911-1978)

Book cover Criminal Negligence

By: Jack Douglas

Book cover Dead World
Book cover Test Rocket!

By: Jack Egan

Book cover Cully

By: Jack G. Huekels

Book cover Advanced Chemistry

By: Jack London (1876-1916)

The Sea Wolf by Jack London The Sea Wolf

A maritime classic acclaimed for its exciting adventure, The Sea Wolf offers a thrilling tale of life at sea, while exploring the many difficulties that may erupt on board a ship captained by a brutally hedonistic and controlling individual. Additionally, the psychological adventure novel covers several themes including mutiny, existentialism, individualism, brutality, and the intrinsic will to survive. The novel sets into motion when its protagonist, the soft and cultivated scholar Humphrey van Weyden, is witness to a precarious collision between his ferry and another ship...

The Faith of Men by Jack London The Faith of Men

A collection of short stories by author Jack London

The Jacket (or Star Rover) by Jack London The Jacket (or Star Rover)

This book by Jack London was published under the name of "The Jacket" in the UK and "The Star Rover" in the US. 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 spirit by means of a torture device called "the jacket," a canvas jacket which can be tightly laced so as to compress the whole body, inducing angina. Standing discovers how to withstand the torture by entering a kind of trance state, in which he walks among the stars and experiences portions of past lives...

Book cover Love of Life and Other Stories
Book cover South Sea Tales
Book cover When God Laughs, and Other Stories

This collection of Jack London's short stories touches on a variety of topics, from his love of boxing, to relationships between criminals, to the trials of life and travel on many frontiers, to an allegory about a king who desired a nose. London is considered a master of the short story, a form much more to his liking and personality than his novels. He was active and quick of mind and the short story suited him well.

Book cover Children of the Frost
Book cover Road

Jack London credited his skill of story-telling to the days he spent as a hobo learning to fabricate tales to get meals from sympathetic strangers. In The Road, he relates the tales and memories of his days on the hobo road, including how the hobos would elude train crews and his travels with Kelly’s Army.

Book cover The Red One
Book cover Moon-Face
Book cover The God of His Fathers: Tales of the Klondyke
Book cover The Night-Born
Book cover Tales of the Fish Patrol

Wildest among the fisher-folk may be accounted the Chinese shrimp-catchers. It is the habit of the shrimp to crawl along the bottom in vast armies till it reaches fresh water, when it turns about and crawls back again to the salt. And where the tide ebbs and flows, the Chinese sink great bag-nets to the bottom, with gaping mouths, into which the shrimp crawls and from which it is transferred to the boiling-pot. This in itself would not be bad, were it not for the small mesh of the nets, so small that the tiniest fishes, little new-hatched things not a quarter of an inch long, cannot pass through...


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