The Sea-Wolf
The Sea-Wolf

A thrilling epic of a sea voyage and a complex novel of ideas, The Sea-Wolf is a standard-bearer of its genre. It is the vivid story of a gentleman scholar, Humphrey Van Weyden, who is rescued by a seal-hunting schooner after a ferryboat accident in San Francisco Bay. London uses Van Weyden's ordeal at the hands of a schooner's devious crew to explore powerful themes of ambition, courage, and the innate will to survive. The Sea-Wolf also introduces Jack London's most memorable, fully realized character, Wolf Larsen, the schooner's brutal captain, who ruthlessly crushes anyone standing in his way. As Gary Kinder states in his Introduction, "Wolf Larsen is one of the most carefully carved characters in American literature....London, himself, seems as fascinated as the reader with his own creation."

Title The Sea-Wolf
Author Jack London
Publisher Modern Library
Title First Published 14 November 2000
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 320 p.
ISBN-10 0679783377
ISBN-13 9780679783374
Publication Date 14 November 2000
Main content page count 320
Weight 16 oz.

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