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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 high-­water mark. On the bottom of the huge and glassy lagoon was much pearl shell, and from the deck of the schooner, across the slender ring of the atoll, the divers could be seen at work. But the lagoon had no entrance for even a trading schooner. With a favoring breeze cutters could win in through the tortuous and shallow channel, but the schooners lay off and on outside and sent in their small boats.

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From the first the voyage was going wrong. Routed out of my hotel on a bitter March morning, I had crossed Baltimore and reached the pier-­end precisely on time. At nine o’clock the tug was to have taken me down the bay and put me on board the Elsinore, and with growing irritation I sat frozen inside my taxicab and waited. On the seat, outside, the driver and Wada sat hunched in a temperature perhaps half a degree colder than mine. And there was no tug.

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The first published novel of the famous American author, journalist, and social activist Jack London. In the Yukon a Stanford graduate and "physical Valkyrie" Frona Welse is ostracised from her wealthy father's community after she befriends the town's prostitute.

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To Build a Fire by Jack London was originally published in 1902 for the Youth's Companion magazine. Six years later in 1908, London penned a second version, which delves into the internal conflict of Man vs. Nature. This book includes both versions, and shows the transformation London made as a writer of childrens stories, to the author that defined the Naturalism movement.
A tenderfoot attempts to hike through the Yukon snows with his dog in order to reach a mining claim.

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A minor collection that includes the amazing "Told in the Drooling Ward.­"

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This novella explores life following a devastating plague that wipes out most of humanity.

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Before Adam is Jack London's fictional tour de force. In it, he brilliantly recreates the dawn of humanity, depicting the prehistoric world as a place of dark conflict where only the fittest will survive. Tormented by a succession of terrifying dreams, the narrator is faced with the strange truth that his consciousness has become entwined with that of Big-­Tooth, his mid-­Pleistocene ancestor. Through these dream memories, he witnesses Big-­Tooth's life as one of the “­Folk" race—­a life without developed language, social structure, or fire. He sees, too, the Folk's fierce battles for survival against the more advanced Fire People and the primitive Tree People. As he struggles to make sense of Big-­Tooth's world, he begins questioning the very notion of eugenics, making Before Adam one of the most pertinent works of its time. American writer Jack London is the author of some of the finest naturalistic adventure stories of the 20th century, most memorably...

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