Rodger Jacob’s original 1999 essay, “Running with the Wolves: Jack London, the Cult of Masculinity, and Might is Right” (now part of the permanent collection of Jack London research at the U.C. Berkeley digital archives, the largest repository of Jack London research in the world, sanctioned by the late author’s estate.)

The World of Jack London. Full of information and e-texts, as well as Dale L. Walker’s mammoth and invaluable 20-part story-by-story commentary on the Complete Stories of Jack London, edited by Earle Labor, Robert C. Leitz III, and I. Milo Shepard (Stanford University Press, 1993).

The Jack London Online Collection maintained by Roy Tennant and Dr. Clarice Stasz. Contains e-texts and numerous resources.

Jack London International. London research site from Germany.

  • Edited by Matthew Asprey; Preface by Rodger Jacobs

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    From one of America’s great writers, this delightful collection – the first of its kind – contains twenty-three adventurous tales set in the San Francisco Bay Area.

    If San Francisco has captured the world’s imagination through the hardboiled stories of Dashiell Hammett, the prose and poetry of Jack Kerouac and his fellow Beats, through Orson Welles’ Lady From Shanghai and Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo, it is as a romantic city of vast suspension bridges and foggy back alleys, not as the wild west of Jack London’s day. Pre-quake San Francisco was a tough town, and Jack London – hobo, sailor, oyster pirate, hard drinker – was pretty tough, too.

    Although famous for his stories of the Klondike and the Pacific, London wrote extensively about his home base. This collection contains such classic stories as ‘The Apostate’ and ‘South of the Slot’ as well as extracts from John Barleycorn and The Sea-Wolf. The overlooked 1905 story cycle Tales of the Fish Patrol is included in its entirety. London’s vivid eyewitness report of the Great 1906 Earthquake and Fire – which destroyed forever the old city – stands as a fitting epilogue.

    Discover a vanished San Francisco in these wonderful stories of Jack London.

    header image of San Francisco Bay by Kevin Collins @ Flickr

    All original material is Copyright ©2010 Matthew Asprey. All rights reserved.

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