The Jacket the Star Rover

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Author: Jack London

Publisher: Independently Published



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the jacket the star rover From Jack London

The Star Rover

Author: Jack London

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications


Category: Fiction

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"[A work of] true power." — Andrew Sinclair. A lifer at San Quentin escapes the horrors of his incarceration through astral travel. A moving indictment of the brutal prison system that also illustrates the sustaining power of imagination.






Category: Fiction

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THE STAR ROVER BY JACK LONDON KEY FEATURES OF THIS BOOK · Includes an autobiographical sketch of the author · Unabridged original content · Available in multiple formats: eBook, original paperback, large print paperback and hardcover · Proper paragraph formatting with Indented first lines, 1.25 Line Spacing and Justified Paragraphs · Properly formatted for aesthetics and ease of reading. · Custom Table of Contents and Design elements for each chapter · The Copyright page has been placed at the end of the book, as to not impede the content and flow of the book. ABOUT THE BOOK: Original publication: 1915 Jack London originally published this novel in the U.S. under the title “THE STAR ROVER”. He published the same book in the U.K. under the title “THE JACKET”. In this novel, London tells the story of 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 chest pain. Standing discovers how to withstand the torture by entering a kind of trance state, in which he walks among the stars and experiences portions of past lives. This book is great for schools, teachers and students or for the casual reader, and makes a wonderful addition to any classic literary library ABOUT US: At Pure Snow Publishing we have taken the time and care into formatting this book to make it the best possible reading experience. With more than 500 book listings, we specialize in publishing classic books and have been publishing books since 2014. Enjoy!

The Jacket (The Star-Rover)

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Author: Jack London




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The Star Rover is a novel by American writer Jack London published in 1915 (published in the United Kingdom as The Jacket). It is science fiction, and involves both mysticism and reincarnation.

The Star Rover (星際流浪者)

Author: Jack London

Publisher: Hyweb Technology Co. Ltd.


Category: Foreign Language Study

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A convict, about to be executed, recalls all his lifetimes through the ages, and reflects on what his nextlife will be about.

The Jacket (The Star Rover)

Author: Jack London

Publisher: Read Books Ltd


Category: Fiction

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Darrell Standing is a university professor incarcerated in San Quentin State Prison for murder. The prison officials attempt to break him through the use of a torture device called "the jacket," which is a canvas jacket that can be tightly bound to compress the whole body and induce angina. However, Standing attempts to withstand the torture by becoming entranced. In this trance state, he travels amongst the stars and experiences glimpses of past lives. John Griffith London (1876 – 1916), commonly known as Jack London, was an American journalist, social activist, and novelist. He was an early pioneer of commercial magazine fiction, becoming one of the first globally-famous celebrity writers who were able to earn a large amount of money from their writing. London is famous for his contributions to early science fiction and also notably belonged to "The Crowd", a literary group an Francisco known for its radical members and ideas. Other notable works by this author include: “Martin Eden” (1909), “The Kempton-Wace Letters” (1903), and “The Call of the Wild” (1903). Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.

The Jacket (The Star-Rover) By Jack London

Author: Jack London



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The Star Rover, in the UK published as The Jacket, is a collection of short stories revolves around the concept of reincarnation. It tells the story of San Quentin death-row inmate Darrell Standing, who escapes the horror of prison life —and long stretches in a straitjacket— by withdrawing into vivid dreams of past lives, including incarnations as a French nobleman and an Englishman in medieval Korea. Based on the life and imprisonment of Jack London’s friend Ed Morrell, this is one of the author’s most complex and original works. Darrell Standing, a university professor serving life imprisonment in San Quentin for murder, defies the will of prison officials who try to break his spirit with "the jacket," a canvas jacket which can be tightly laced so as to tortuously compress the whole body. To survive, Standing discovers how to enter a trance state in which he walks among the stars and experiences past lives. America’s beloved storyteller Jack London was a pioneer of commercial magazine fiction, winning worldwide celebrity through famous novels such as ‘The Call of the Wild’ and ‘White Fang’ and inspiring readers across the world with tales of the Klondike Gold Rush. This comprehensive eBook presents the complete works of Jack London, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions, and the usual bonus material. (Version 3) CONTENTS: The Novels THE CRUISE OF THE DAZZLER A DAUGHTER OF THE SNOWS THE CALL OF THE WILD THE KEMPTON-WACE LETTERS THE SEA-WOLF THE GAME WHITE FANG BEFORE ADAM THE IRON HEEL MARTIN EDEN BURNING DAYLIGHT ADVENTURE SMOKE BELLEW THE SCARLET PLAGUE A SON OF THE SUN THE ABYSMAL BRUTE THE VALLEY OF THE MOON THE MUTINY OF THE ELSINORE THE STAR ROVER THE JACKET THE LITTLE LADY OF THE BIG HOUSE JERRY OF THE ISLANDS MICHAEL, BROTHER OF JERRY HEARTS OF THREE The Short Stories LIST OF SHORT STORIES The Plays THEFT THE ACORN-PLANTER A WICKED WOMAN THE BIRTH MARK THE FIRST POET THE RETURN OF ULYSSES: A MODERN VERSION The Poetry LIST OF POEMS The Memoirs THE ROAD JOHN BARLEYCORN The Non-Fiction THE PEOPLE OF THE ABYSS WAR OF THE CLASSES HOW I BECAME A SOCIALIST REVOLUTION AND OTHER ESSAYS THE CRUISE OF THE SNARK WHAT COMMUNITIES LOSE BY THE COMPETITIVE SYSTEM THE HUMAN DRIFT THE STORY OF AN EYEWITNESS EDITORIAL CRIMES – A PROTEST THE FUTURE OF WAR MEXICO’S ARMY AND OURS A LETTER TO HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN & CO. A LETTER TO WOMAN’S HOME COMPANION PHENOMENA OF LITERARY EVOLUTION AGAIN THE LITERARY ASPIRANT THE RED GAME OF WAR WITH FUNSTON’S MEN STALKING THE PESTILENCE THE TROUBLE MAKERS OF MEXICO LAWGIVERS OUR ADVENTURES IN TAMPICO HOUSEKEEPING IN THE KLONDIKE The Biography BOOK OF JACK LONDON by Charmian London Please visit to browse through our range of exciting titles

James Jones

The Limits of Eternity

Author: Tony J. Williams

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield


Category: Literary Criticism

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James Jones: The Limits of Eternity is the first detailed critical study of American author James Jones' works placing him as an important figure within the context of twentieth century literature rather than his present status as a war novelist. It presents a comprehensive view of his entire work seeing him as a critical commentator of American values in the era in which he wrote. This book will be of interest to academics and students, as well as general readers interested in issues of American history, literature, gender, and sexuality.

The Search for Jack London

Author: Jerome Lofgren

Publisher: iUniverse


Category: Biography & Autobiography

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The Search For Jack London is a first person account of an investigation into a possible past life as Jack London. As the narrator revisits a Klondike cabin in the winter of 1898 fresh insight was gained into the life and times of Jack London that could only be known by London himself. Seeking clarification the narrator requested a life reading from Anne Puryear, a psychic living in Scottsdale, Arizona. The narrator was informed that in a previous life he'd been Jack London. Just being told by a psychic source that he had once lived as Jack London wasn't good enough. When he asked for objective proof he was told to seek and he'd discover the truth. Anne gave him three instructions to guide his search. The first was to seek out a Canadian psychiatrist who was skilled in past life regression. The fifteen hours of hypnotic regression were recorded on what became known as "The Jack London Tapes." The second was to seek out all the primary sources of Jack London material and to read all the books about Jack London. The narrator went to the Huntington Library in San Marino, California and the Jack London Foundation in Glen Ellen, California in search of primary source materials. The third was to write a book about his search. The book has brought extreme reactions of praise and condemnation. Defending the validity of the experiences has proved to be the greatest challenge of the narrator's life.