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The Mutiny of the Elsinore
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Createspace Independent Pub
Publication date April 8, 2014
Pages 272
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781497594029
ISBN-10 1497594022
Dimensions 0.62 by 6 by 9 in.
Original list price $11.99
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: Perhaps Jack London's purpose was to show that hardy romance has not gone from the sea and that the life of the seaman has not become one of ease and peace, for he describes a passage round the Horn in the year 1913 and with it as much of battle and mutiny and murder as could be packed into the yarns of any old sea-dog of the early days. The story is told in the first person by the ship's one passenger who has looked forward to the trip as a time of peaceful meditation. He is especially desirous of escaping from the presence of women, and in booking passage had insisted on assurance that the captain would not he accompanied by a wife. He failed to take account of a possible daughter, but with Margaret West once on board he is helpless, and the inevitable love story follows.

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Some excerpts of reviews from the time of its original publication:

"A cruel and brutal story in which the sea descriptions are unusually good."

"We have discovered a new Jack London, who has discarded the bold brushstrokes of his earlier days and has adopted a mosaic method, carefully fitting bit by bit with infinite slowness and infinite precision, but in the end making a picture just the same."

"Never before with all his fertility of invention and fluency of speech has Mr. London let himself go so unrestrainedly as in 'The mutiny of the Elsinore.'"
-—Boston Transcript

"As a mere tale of adventure, a stirring account of a voyage round the Horn, Jack London's book is entirely satisfying."
—New Republic

"A perfectly corking pot-boiler. it is a potboiler by virtue of the exceeding purple of its purple patches, the sop to the sentimental of its love episode, and its general air of having been put together while you wait. it is perfectly corking inasmuch as it has the real wildness and savor of the sea in it, the thrill of adventure and danger and conquest, and the immortal truth that if George Moore could wind-jam around the Horn just one voyage he would be twice the writer."
—NY Times

"An exciting, excessively brutal tale."

"If this is not Mr. London's biggest book he has certainly done nothing better. it is dignified, calm and glitters in its vividness. He avoids none of the brutality in the situation and under the circumstances practically justifies the forceful type of the superman."
—Springfield Republican

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