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by Jack London

Free eBook The Strength Of The Strong download ISBN: 1595475826
Author: Jack London
Publisher: NuVision Publications, LLC (December 16, 2008)
Language: English
Pages: 108
Category: Imaginative Literature
Subcategory: Classics
Size MP3: 1629 mb
Size FLAC: 1871 mb
Rating: 4.9
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Читать онлайн - London Jack. Old Long-Beard paused in his narrative, licked his greasy fingers, and wiped them on his naked sides where his one piece of ragged bearskin failed to cover him. Crouched around him, on their hams, were three young men, his grandsons, Deer-Runner, Yellow-Head, and Afraid-of-the-Dark.

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Details (if other): Cancel. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The Strength of the Strong. I'm not particularly a huge fan of Jack London and this anthropological fable seems somewhat naive at times, but at the same time his writing feels raw and truthful. And ultimately this is a story all about 'message' and his is a relevant one.

And the tribe went on losing strength. A little later, in another department of the Wilmax Cannery, lumping as a fruit-distributor among the women, he essayed to carry two boxes of fruit at a time, and was promptly reproached by the other fruit-lumpers. The children were weak and sickly. And, because we ate not enough, strange sicknesses came among us and we died like flies. And then the Meat-Eaters came upon us. We had followed Tiger-Face too often over the divide and killed them. And now they came to repay in blood. We were too weak and sick to man the big wall. And they killed us, all of us, except some of the women, which they took away with them.

London shows a surprisingly touching sensitivity to human emotion in this story. Where are the rest of the stories? This Jack London book should have a number of other stories. This is a bit bizarre. It's also quite suspenseful, not because of any action or adventure in the plot, but rather just the skillful way in which London reveals piece by piece the mystery of this old woman's past, heightening the reader's interest until the very last page. In terms of the style and skill of the writing, this story seems years ahead of much of London's work; it could have been written by William Faulkner. As a whole this collection, though nothing earth-shattering, will prove enjoyable to London fans.

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There were thirty families, but we got no strength from one another. We were in fear of each other all the time. Old Boo-oogh was very strong

There were thirty families, but we got no strength from one another. No one ever paid visits. In the top of our tree we built a grass house, and on the platform outside was a pile of rocks, which were for the heads of any that might chance to try to visit us. Also, we had our spears and arrows. We never walked under the trees of the other families, either. My brother did, once, under old Boo-oogh's tree, and he got his head broken and that was the end of him. "Old Boo-oogh was very strong

Considered by many to be America's finest author, Jack London, had little formal schooling. Initially, he attended school only through the 8th grade, although he was an avid reader, educating himself at public libraries, especially the Oakland Public Library under the tutelage of Ina Coolbrith, who later became the first poet laureate of California. In later years (mid-1890s), Jack returned to high school in Oakland and graduated. He eventually gained admittance to U.C. Berkeley, but stayed only for six months, finding it to be "not alive enough" and a "passionless pursuit of passionless intelligence". Once Jack had resolved himself to succeed as an author, his diligent habits and innate skills catapulted him far beyond most of his literary peers in both perspective and content. By following a strict writing regimen of 1,000 words a day, he was able to produce a huge quantity of high quality work over a period of eighteen years. Jack had become the best-selling, highest paid and most popular American author of his time.
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Iarim
An exciting and varied collection of short stories by a famous author. A good read for anyone who wants to learn about life.
Duzshura
love all Jack London stories .. he had a great imagination and great knowledge of the world and people ..
Erennge
anything by london is of high quality
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The book is as advertised. I am a happy customer.
Karon
The Strength of the Strong is a collection of short stories, most of which are good but not great. These were written about the middle of London's career, after his Klondike period and before his South Pacific period, when there was quite a bit of variety in his work, so these stories take place in diverse settings. Many of them deal with political issues, and display London's devotion to Socialism. Probably the best-known story and one of the better written in the collection is the piece for which the book is named. It's an allegorical tale set in caveman times, in which London explains the class struggle from a Socialist perspective, with various characters standing as symbols for government, industry, labor, religion, etc. Three stories, "The Unparalleled Invasion", "The Enemy of All the World", and "The Dream of Debs", are "What if?" histories of political events that take place in the near future (London's future, our past). For the most part they are imaginative in their speculations, but not particularly engaging in character or plot. "The Dream of Debs" is the best of the three. It's about a general strike that reeks havoc on San Francisco. "The Unparalleled Invasion" tells the story of China's rise as a superpower and how the West deals with it. Unfortunately it's marred by a racist attitude toward the Chinese and a glorification of genocide. "South of the Slot" is an unexceptional tale of class struggle in San Francisco. "The Sea-Farmer" is a sailor's tale, above average but once again not remarkable.

The real surprise in this collection was the final story, "Samuel", which tells the story of Margaret Henan of Island McGill, Ireland, and her four sons named Samuel who died untimely deaths. London shows a surprisingly touching sensitivity to human emotion in this story. It's also quite suspenseful, not because of any action or adventure in the plot, but rather just the skillful way in which London reveals piece by piece the mystery of this old woman's past, heightening the reader's interest until the very last page. In terms of the style and skill of the writing, this story seems years ahead of much of London's work; it could have been written by William Faulkner. As a whole this collection, though nothing earth-shattering, will prove enjoyable to London fans. Those new or indifferent to London's charms should just read "Samuel".
Tolrajas
Where are the rest of the stories? This Jack London book should have a number of other stories. This is a bit bizarre.