At a glance:
- Author: Irving Stone
- First Published: 1938
- Time of Work: 18481916
- Setting: Northern California, Canada, the Klondike, Japan, Hawaii, the Marquesas, Tahiti, Fiji, Australia, Mexico, and England
- Genres: Nonfiction, Biography
- Subjects: Family or family life, Traveling or travelers, Authors or writers, Marriage, Writing, Sailing or sailors, Sea or seafaring life, Adventure, Biography
- Locales: Europe, United States, Asia, Mexico, England, Canada, Japan, Hawaii, North America, Klondike, Northern California, Tahiti, Marquesas, Fiji, Central America and West Indies, Australia and Oceania, United Kingdom
Form and Content
In Sailor on Horseback: The Biography of Jack London, Irving Stone has documented the personal and professional life of one of the United States’ greatest writers. The book begins with a brief history of London’s mother and father and then moves chronologically through London’s life. Organized into ten chapters, the book reads like a novel, recounting London’s risks as a fifteen-year-old “oyster pirate” who brawled in the waterfront saloons and fended off armed attacks of his sloop, the Razzle Dazzle, as well as his trip to the...
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