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The Star Rover by Jack London
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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.