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Nov 11, 2003
| ISBN 9780812970043
Dec 18, 2007
| ISBN 9780307432650
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Nov 11, 2003 | ISBN 9780812970043
Dec 18, 2007 | ISBN 9780307432650
The Star Rover is the story of San Quentin death-row inmate Darrell Standing, who escapes the horror of prison life—and long stretches in a straitjacket—by withdrawing into vivid dreams of past lives, including incarnations as a French nobleman and an Englishman in medieval Korea. Based on the life and imprisonment of Jack London’s friend Ed Morrell, this is one of the author’s most complex and original works. As Lorenzo Carcaterra argues in his Introduction, The Star Rover is “written with energy and force, brilliantly marching between the netherworlds of brutality and beauty.”This Modern Library Paperback Classic is set from the text of the first American edition, published in 1915.
Jack London—his real name was John Griffith London—had a wild and colorful youth on the waterfront of Oakland, his native city. Born in 1876, he left school at the age of fourteen and worked in a cannery. By the time… More about Jack London
“A genuine quest for the myths of the unconscious. . . . [A work of] true power.” —Andrew Sinclair
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