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The Sea-Wolf
The Sea-Wolf

The Sea-Wolf

Hesperus Classics


320 Pages, 5 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper, Mobipocket, EPUB, PDF

Trade Paper, $17.95 (US $17.95) (CA $19.95)

Publication Date: December 2013

ISBN 9781843914709

Rights: US & CA

Hesperus Press (Dec 2013)


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Jack London's thrilling narrative of the seven seas remains just as gripping today as it was 100 years agoA classic tale of adventure at sea, this is the story of the naïve young Humphrey van Weyden, whose ship is wrecked in a terrible storm. He is rescued by the mysterious Captain Wolf Larsen of the ship Ghost. Humphrey's new life aboard Ghost will test him to the limits of his endurance but also bring him the greatest happiness he has ever known. Captain Wolf Larsen is a powerful, brutal man with a razor sharp intelligence. When there is an attempted mutiny on board he shows no mercy to the would-be mutineers, and when his brother Death Larsen attempts to take over the Ghost by force, there is no love lost between them in their vicious battle. Wolf's cruel manner is thrown into sharp relief by the gentle spirit of the beautiful poetess also rescued, Maud Brewster, who charms both Wolf and Humphrey. As Humphrey falls in love with Maud, he must contend not only with the dangers of being at sea but with competition from his cruel and scheming captain. This dramatic tale of mutiny and shipwreck is at its heart the story of a love that flourishes in the unlikeliest of places.


"Jack London revolutionized American fiction. . . . His first works—like The Sea Wolf . . . injected into American literature a hard, terse vernacular style that seemed to hack Edith Wharton to death with an axe and feed her to the wolves." —Independent

Author Biography

Jack London (1876–1916) is best remembered for The Call of the Wild, White Fang, and his numerous other tales of travel and adventure.