Big Read 2014: Titles by Jack London
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Set in San Francisco, this is the story of Martin Eden, an impoverished seaman who pursues, obsessively and aggressively, dreams of education and literary fame.
South Sea Tales
Set against the natural beauty of south sea islands and alive with the hazards of headhunters, sharks, storms and disease, these powerful short stories include "The Terrible Solomons," "The Whale Tooth," and "The Heathen."
The Sea Wolf
Wolf Larsen is a strong believer in the survival of the fittest, while Humphrey VanWeyden is a civilized man who is shocked by the cruelty of Larsen's nature. The struggle between the two begins when VanWeyden is rescued from a shipwreck by Larsen and forced into a life of slavery aboard the ship Ghost.
The Short Works of Jack London
This collection includes "The Acorn-Planter," "Tales of the Fish Patrol," "The Scarlet Plague," and "Stories of Ships and the Sea."