The Star Rover
by Jack London
Publisher: eBooks@Adelaide 2011
Number of pages: 348
A framing story is told in the first person by Darrell Standing, a university professor serving life imprisonment in San Quentin State Prison for murder. Prison officials try to break his spirit by means of a torture device called 'the jacket', a canvas jacket which can be tightly laced so as to compress the whole body, inducing angina.
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by Jack London - Project Gutenberg
This book is Jack London's adventure masterpiece, it is not only a vivid account of the Klondike gold rush and North American Indian life, but it is also an intriguing study of the effects different environments have on an individual.
by Jack London - ManyBooks
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by Jack London - Classic Reader
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by Jack London - William Heinemann
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