Jack London : a writer's fight for a better America

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      First edition
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      Geschichte 1900-2000; Geschichte 1800-1900
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      'Published with the assistance of the William R. Kenan Jr. Fund of the University of North Carolina Press' -- Verso title page
      Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-271) and index
      'Jack London (1876 -1916) found fame with his wolf-dog tales and sagas of the frozen North, but Cecelia Tichi challenges the longstanding view of London as merely a mass-market producer of potboilers. A onetime child laborer, London led a life of poverty in the Gilded Age before rising to worldwide acclaim for stories, novels, and essays designed to hasten the social, economic, and political advance of America. In this major reinterpretation of London's career, Tichi examines how the beloved writer leveraged his written words as a force for the future'
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      OCoLC: 950477790
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      TICHI, C. Jack London : a writer’s fight for a better America. [S. l.: s. n.]. ISBN 978-1-4696-2266-8. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&scope=site&db=edsbvb&AN=edsbvb.BV042893178. Acesso em: 11 ago. 2020.
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      Tichi, C. (2015). Jack London : a writer’s fight for a better America.
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      Tichi, Cecelia. 2015. Jack London : A Writer’s Fight for a Better America. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&scope=site&db=edsbvb&AN=edsbvb.BV042893178.
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      Tichi, C. (2015) Jack London : a writer’s fight for a better America. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&scope=site&db=edsbvb&AN=edsbvb.BV042893178 (Accessed: 11 August 2020).
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      Tichi, Cecelia. Jack London : A Writer’s Fight for a Better America. 2015. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&scope=site&db=edsbvb&AN=edsbvb.BV042893178.
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      Tichi, Cecelia. Jack London : A Writer’s Fight for a Better America, 2015. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&scope=site&db=edsbvb&AN=edsbvb.BV042893178.
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LJ Reviews 2015 August #1

Tichi (English & American studies, Vanderbilt Univ.; Civic Passions) believes that Jack London's work as an American public intellectual whose passion for social change in his writings and speeches was ever constant has been passed over by previous critics. London (1876–1916) was one of the most popular U.S. writers, but hidden within his tales of adventure are critiques of Gilded Age America. His concerns for social progress for the poor and disadvantaged echo the cries for equality that are heard today. Fiction such as The Call of the Wild, The Sea-Wolf, and Martin Eden cloak his reproaches and warnings while offering thrilling entertainments. Especially revealing are the chapters devoted to the Hawaiian Islands, where the plantation workers were exploited by the land barons, and on the need for prison reforms such as the abolishment of torture and a more humane treatment of prisoners. The many illustrations interspersed throughout the text increase the pictorial value of this study. VERDICT Strongly recommended for London devotees and for anyone with an interest in the evolution of social reforms in America. The index and the ebook edition featuring motion picture footage were not seen by this reviewer.—Morris Hounion, New York City Coll. of Technology, Brooklyn

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