The Sea-Wolf (Annotated) (Paperback)
 
作者: Jack London 
書城編號: 27760977

原價: HK$200.00
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出版社: Independent Cat
出版日期: 2024/01/22
重量: 0.42 kg
ISBN: 9782386370250

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"The Sea Wolf" stands as one of the crowning achievements in Jack London's prolific literary career, a gripping tale of survival, morality, and the eternal struggle between man and nature. Published in 1904, this maritime adventure novel has captivated readers for over a century, cementing its place as a timeless classic in the canon of American literature.


Born on January 12, 1876, in San Francisco, California, Jack London himself lived a life as adventurous and tempestuous as the characters he would later create in "The Sea Wolf." Raised in poverty, London experienced the harsh realities of life from an early age, working a variety of jobs, from a cannery worker to an oyster pirate, before finding solace in the world of literature.


"The Sea Wolf" follows the journey of Humphrey Van Weyden, a refined and intellectual gentleman who finds himself shipwrecked in the unforgiving waters of the Pacific Ocean. His rescue, however, leads him to the sealing schooner Ghost, commanded by the enigmatic and brutal Wolf Larsen. A tyrannical sea captain, Larsen represents a force of nature as formidable and unrelenting as the elements themselves.


London masterfully explores the themes of existentialism, individualism, and the innate struggle for survival in the face of adversity. The dichotomy between Van Weyden, a man of letters and ideals, and Wolf Larsen, a ruthless and primal force, serves as the central conflict that propels the narrative forward. The reader is taken on a tumultuous voyage through the treacherous waters of the North Pacific, where the struggle for dominance and the clash of contrasting ideologies play out against the backdrop of the vast and indifferent sea.


The novel delves into the complexities of human nature, examining the thin line between civilization and savagery. London's vivid and evocative prose paints a stark picture of life at sea, from the bone-chilling cold of the Arctic to the brutal realities of the seal-hunting industry. The Sea Wolf himself, Larsen, emerges as a captivating and morally ambiguous character, a symbol of the untamed wilderness that exists both within and beyond the human soul.


Beyond its gripping narrative, "The Sea Wolf" is a powerful critique of social Darwinism and a meditation on the fundamental nature of humanity. London, drawing from his own experiences as an adventurer and a seafarer, infuses the novel with a palpable sense of realism. The novel also serves as a reflection of the social and political climate of its time, addressing issues such as class struggle, individualism, and the impact of industrialization on the natural world.


"The Sea Wolf" continues to resonate with readers across generations, its enduring appeal lying in its exploration of universal themes and the timeless struggle for survival. Jack London's legacy is firmly anchored in the pages of this maritime masterpiece, reminding us that, like the relentless sea, the human spirit can weather even the fiercest storms. As readers embark on this literary voyage, they are confronted with a narrative that transcends time, inviting them to navigate the turbulent waters of the human condition alongside unforgettable characters and the indomitable spirit of Jack London himself.

Jack London 作者作品表

The Call of the Wild & White Fang (Hardcover)

White Fang (Paperback)

Oxford Children's Classics: The Call of the Wild (Paperback)

Moon-Face and Other Stories (Compact Disc)

Moon-Face and Other Stories (MP3 CD)

War of the Classes (Heathen Edition) (Hardcover)

Colmillo Blanco - Jack London (Hardcover)

La Patrulla Pesquera (català) (Paperback)

White Fang (Paperback)

La Patrulla Pesquera (0002) (Paperback)

The Illustrated Call of the Wild: Original First Edition (Paperback)

The Iron Heel (Paperback)

The Call of the Wild (Paperback)

White Fang (Paperback)

The Sea-Wolf (Annotated) (Paperback)

eBook: Call of the Wild (YA) (DRM EPUB)

The Scarlet Plague (Paperback)

The Iron Heel (Paperback)

The Call of the Wild (Annoted) (Paperback)

eBook: Jack London - Six of the Best (DRM EPUB)

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