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Product Details

  • Paperback: 103 pages
  • Publisher: Bison Books (April 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 080327999X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0803279995
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.3 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.1 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,003,475 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book is in Electronic Paperback Format. If you view this book on any of the computer systems below, it will look like a book. Simple to run, no program to install. Just put the CD in your CDROM drive and start reading. The simple easy to use interface is child tested at pre-school levels.

Windows 3.11, Windows/95, Windows/98, OS/2 and MacIntosh and Linux with Windows Emulation.

Includes Quiet Vision's Dynamic Index. the abilty to build a index for any set of characters or words. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Jack London (1876–1916) wrote such classics as Call of the Wild, White Fang, and The Sea-Wolf. Introducer Michael Oriard is the author of Reading Football: How the Popular Press Created an American Spectacle and other works. He is a professor of English at Oregon State University.

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Customer Reviews

A five star book for what it is . . . This is an engaging quick-reading novella.
T.M. Reader
This was very well written and although it used some, let's just say "dated" language, I thought it added to the appeal and charm of the story.
TheLadyWritesToo
Although the language is a little dated, this classic short story is extremely well written.
Don F. Nichols

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62 of 64 people found the following review helpful By Don F. Nichols on March 21, 2009
Format: Kindle Edition
Although the language is a little dated, this classic short story is extremely well written. It captures the emotions and passions of a proper young lady and the prize fighter with whom she has fallen in love. The descriptions of the characters and their settings elegantly take the reader into their lives. Once you get past the language of a bygone era, this is a great, quick but satisfying read.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By North on September 11, 2010
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Once again, Jack London brings you completely in another world, in another's way of thinking and puts you in someone else's shoes for a hour. This time, the master shows us the emotions and needs of two lovers, on the brink of their wedding day. What drives a man to combat ? Could a gentle lady understand that part of him ? Life, as usual, in all its glory, its twists of fate, and its unrelenting progress.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By AvidReader on January 6, 2011
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I really enjoyed this short story by Jack London. The details about boxing, and about the couple's relationship resonated with me. It was a quick and easy read, and it left me feeling a bit emotional for the characters in the story. I loved the raw emotion and the feelings that Genevieve has. I love her naivety, which was very characteristic for the time period. London really gave you a sense of how the young was couple dreaming of their future together.

I have since downloaded some of Jack London's other stories, and am beginning to read them.

Five Stars! Definitely recommend this story.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By T.M. Reader VINE VOICE on July 16, 2011
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A five star book for what it is . . .

This is an engaging quick-reading novella. On the surface it's about prize-fighting, which London had some experience with. Deeper, the author shows remarkable insight as to the intricate workings of courtship between boy and girl (with prizefighting being "the other woman" in this case), and indeed even broader implications for the whole man/woman relationship tangle.

Simply and powerfully written, but not really a simple story. I really enjoyed this, and it's so short that this is a no-risk reading endeavor.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Loris Friesen on December 30, 2012
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Powerfully written,in the unique style that only London can bring. Reminiscent of 'To Build A Fire' in its poignancy. The Game is a 'must read' for all London fans.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Slow__cheetah on July 24, 2010
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I've read plenty of Jack London and am convinced that the three topics he was really good at, are animal psychology, Alaskan stories and boxing stories.In The Game, apart from describing a love story London opens you the world of prize fighting, brutal and pitiless and at the same time exciting and fascinating. And you also get to see what a blind chance can do to people plans, hopes, lives. This story is worth reading if only to give yourself a good emotional shake. but also because it's really well written and interesting.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Richard A. Stull on October 30, 2007
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The Game is a must for any Jack London aficionado or anyone not familiar with the quintessential California adventurer and turn-of-the-century American literary superstar. Penned when London was at the peak of his publishing powers, The Game is about a subject London knew well- boxing. London, who had many a scrape in his time, was a boxing sportswriter for the San Francisco Examiner, sparred with the "Bohemian set" in northern California, and saw allegorical alchemy in the "manly art."

Protagonist Jack Fleming is drawn between his love of the game and his fiancée, Genevieve. Though uncomprehending of Jack's love of boxing, Genevieve attends his fight with the savage John Ponta. The lead-up and resolution is representative of London's themes of the civilized vs. the brute, class struggle, melodramatic love, and man's violent nature. Oregon Sate Professor Literature Michael Oriard's fine historical and biographical commentary in the introduction details how London's The Game was a forerunner of later works by Ernest Hemingway, Don DeLillo, Bernard Malamud and Robert Coover. Oriard reveals how London was a man of his time who romanticized both the working class and the Nietzschean super-hero. His citations of London's newspaper articles and personal correspondence give cultural context to this story/allegory, which London himself called one of his personal favorites. American Ashcan painter George Bellow's famous painting "Club Night" from the National Gallery graces the cover of this edition. Bellow's fighters in primal struggle along with the distorted faces and blood lust of the crowd is a perfect pick for London's The Game. This book is a classic piece in boxing fiction, representative of many recurring themes in London's works and some would argue a timeless take on human nature.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Bobby Newman on July 16, 2003
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Jack London had a real interest in boxing, and this work shows just how much he truly understood it. While there is not the development that there was in The Abysmal Brute, this shorter novella holds the interest and has you caring about the characters. It is of historical interest to Jack London fans in that London received negative reviews that called the story's boxing sequences unrealistic, and yet he had letters from championship boxers complimenting him on just how realistic it was.
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