A fictionalization of Jack London's life retells the story of his San Francisco Bay youth, describing his formative years...

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THE GREATEST ADVENTURE

A fictionalization of Jack London's life retells the story of his San Francisco Bay youth, describing his formative years until he left for the Klondike. Here is London at 16 and 17- a boy in a poor family who manages to buy his own boat and join a gang of oyster pirates until he regrets his misdemeanor; a boy of serious mind who wants to read as much as he wants to adventure. The conflicting desires are convincingly played up against his poverty, and there is the sense of real struggle as Jack gets as much education as possible and finally begins to write. Melodramatically told, but definitely the kind of book that beckons to The Call of the Wild rather than the call of the comics.

Pub Date: Sept. 27, 1954

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Aladdin

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1, 1954