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The Star Rover

Author : Jack London
ISBN : HARVARD:32044024055378
Genre : Death row inmates
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The Star Rover

Author : Jack London
ISBN : 9789635237647
Genre : Fiction
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The great transmigration novel inspired by the experiences of an ex-prisoner's acount of coping with "the Jacket," a form of torture at San Quentin. London was a lifelong supporter of humane prison practices.

The Star Rover

Author : Jack London
ISBN : 0904526100
Genre : Fiction
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'A magnificent literary accomplishment.' - Irving Stone Jack London's novel brings to life the horrors and inhumanities of prison life.

The Jacket The Star Rover

Author : Jack London
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Genre : Fiction
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The story is told in the first person by a convict of San Quentin Prison (professor of agricultural science Standing Darrell) who had been sentenced to death penalty. For a long time Darrell had been in an individual cell where he had been tortured by so called “jacket”, a canvas cloth in which the whole body can be tightly laced, inducing angina. Looking for a method to mitigate the torture, Standing tries “the short death” (a kind of trance state) about which he found out from another prisoner while communicating by tapping. As a result, he travels among the stars and then experiences a lot of episodes of his past lives. The main part of the book contains the descriptions of the journeys to his old lives.

The Star Rover 1915 By

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 a story of reincarnation.Plot summary: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. 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.I trod interstellar space, exalted by the knowledge that I was bound on vast adventure, where, at the end, I would find all the cosmic formulae and have made clear to me the ultimate secret of the universe. In my hand I carried a long glass wand. It was borne in upon me that with the tip of this wand I must touch each star in passing. And I knew, in all absoluteness, that did I but miss one star I should be precipitated into some unplummeted abyss of unthinkable and eternal punishment and guilt.Background:The accounts of these past lives form the body of the work. They are a series of powerfully written, but disconnected and unresolved, vignettes set in different ages and cultures. The writing is uneven, sometimes sinking to the level of purple prose. According to Kevin Starr, London planned a historical novel about the American West and used some of this material in The Star Rover.The jacket was actually used at San Quentin at the time; Jack London's descriptions of it were based on interviews with a former convict named Ed Morrell, which London used as a name for a character in the novel. For his role in the Sontag and Evans gang which robbed the Southern Pacific Railroad in the 1890s, Morrell spent fourteen years in California prisons (1894-1908), five of them in solitary confinement. London championed his pardon. After his release, Morrell was a frequent guest at London's Beauty Ranch...John Griffith "Jack" London (born John Griffith Chaney,January 12, 1876 - November 22, 1916)was an American novelist, journalist, and social activist.John Griffith "Jack" London (born John Griffith Chaney,January 12, 1876 - November 22, 1916)was an American novelist, journalist, and social activist. A pioneer in the then-burgeoning world of commercial magazine fiction, he was one of the first fiction writers to obtain worldwide celebrity and a large fortune from his fiction alone, including science fiction.Some of his most famous works include The Call of the Wild and White Fang, both set in the Klondike Gold Rush, as well as the short stories "To Build a Fire", "An Odyssey of the North", and "Love of Life". He also wrote of the South Pacific in such stories as "The Pearls of Parlay" and "The Heathen", and of the San Francisco Bay area in The Sea Wolf.London was part of the radical literary group "The Crowd" in San Francisco and a passionate advocate of unionization, socialism, and the rights of workers. He wrote several powerful works dealing with these topics, such as his dystopian novel The Iron Heel, his non-fiction expos� The People of the Abyss, and The War of the Classes.

The Star Rover

Author : Jack London
ISBN : 9780812970043
Genre : Fiction
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The Star Rover is 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. As Lorenzo Carcaterra argues in his Introduction, The Star Rover is “written with energy and force, brilliantly marching between the netherworlds of brutality and beauty.” This Modern Library Paperback Classic is set from the text of the first American edition, published in 1915.

The Jacket Star Rover

Author : Jack London
ISBN : 9781632096050
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Trajectory presents classics of world literature with 21st century features! Our original-text editions include the following visual enhancements to foster a deeper understanding of the work: Word Clouds at the start of each chapter highlight important words. Word, sentence, paragraph counts, and reading time help readers and teachers determine chapter complexity. Co-occurrence graphs depict character-to-character interactions as well character to place interactions. Sentiment indexes identify positive and negative trends in mood within each chapter. Frequency graphs help display the impact this book has had on popular culture since its original date of publication. Use Trajectory analytics to deepen comprehension, to provide a focus for discussions and writing assignments, and to engage new readers with some of the greatest stories ever told. "The Jacket (Star-Rover)" by Jack London is a novel that exposes the physical and mental hardship inmates experience in prison in the early 1900s. Darrell Standing, a university professor is serving life in San Quentin prison for murder and must learn how to stay alive while being tortured. As the main source of torture, the prison officers use a canvas jacket that compresses and cuts off the blood flow in the entire body.

The Twenty Fifth Man

Author : Ed Morrell
ISBN : 0266312241
Genre : Fiction
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Excerpt from The Twenty-Fifth Man: The Strange Story of Ed. Morrell, the Hero of Jack London's "Star Rover" A human document is always interesting, especially when the individual concerned has learned some great moral les son as a result ot'his experiences; but, when a man has been tortured well nigh unto death, and punished for things of which he was not guilty, and then has been able to rise above the baser human passions and forgive his enemies, he has achieved a victory that the ordinary man finds it diffit to understand. The autobiography of such a man is doubly interesting. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Jacket

Author : Jack London
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The Star Rover Webster S French Thesaurus Edition

Author : Jack London
ISBN : 0497975378
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Websters paperbacks take advantage of the fact that classics are frequently assigned readings in English courses. By using a running English-to-French thesaurus at the bottom of each page, this edition of The Star Rover by Jack London was edited for three audiences. The first includes French-speaking students enrolled in an English Language Program (ELP), an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) program, an English as a Second Language Program (ESL), or in a TOEFL or TOEIC preparation program. The second audience includes English-speaking students enrolled in bilingual education programs or French speakers enrolled in English-speaking schools. The third audience consists of students who are actively building their vocabularies in French in order to take foreign service, translation certification, Advanced Placement (AP) or similar examinations. By using the Webster's French Thesaurus Edition when assigned for an English course, the reader can enrich their vocabulary in anticipation of an examination in French or English.TOEFL, TOEIC, AP and Advanced Placement are trademarks of the Educational Testing Service which has neither reviewed nor endorsed this book. All rights reserved.Websters edition of this classic is organized to expose the reader to a maximum number of difficult and potentially ambiguous English words. Rare or idiosyncratic words and expressions are given lower priority compared to difficult, yet commonly used words. Rather than supply a single translation, many words are translated for a variety of meanings in French, allowing readers to better grasp the ambiguity of English, and avoid them using the notes as a pure translation crutch. Having the reader decipher a wordsmeaning within context serves to improve vocabulary retention and understanding. Each page covers words not already highlighted on previous pages. If a difficult word is no

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