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The Valley of the Moon Paperback – February 1, 2007

ISBN-13: 978-1603120784 ISBN-10: 1603120785

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 396 pages
  • Publisher: Aegypan (February 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1603120785
  • ISBN-13: 978-1603120784
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 0.9 x 6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,438,903 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Far away from his snowy Yukon adventures, London set this 1913 novel in the warmth of California's green hills. It follows Billy and Saxon Roberts, who, after becoming disillusioned with labor difficulties, strike out on the road north to find a place where they can live close to the land. This edition sports a new foreword by California State Librarian Kevin Starr.
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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"Jack London at his supreme best." -- Tillie Olsen

"London was--like Thomas Jefferson--a rational humanist and a scientific progressivist; he was also--like Jefferson--strongly enamored of the pastoral dream, seeing in the return to the land the possibilities of spiritual as well as physical regeneration." -- Earle Labor and Jeanne Campbell Reesman, "Jack London"

"London waslike Thomas Jeffersona rational humanist and a scientific progressivist; he was alsolike Jeffersonstrongly enamored of the pastoral dream, seeing in the return to the land the possibilities of spiritual as well as physical regeneration." -- Earle Labor and Jeanne Campbell Reesman, Jack London --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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A good story line but a very wordy book.
S. Webb
This was the first book I read on my Kindle and it was a great page-turner to get me into using this little device that I was trying to acclimate to.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By mbystrytsky@hotmail.com on January 13, 1999
Format: Paperback
This book is a reprint of the 1913 edition published by Cosmopolitan Magazine. IT IS NOT A COMPLETE VERSION. Some parts, I think the most typical for Jack London, are absent. (For example sport games and fighting in Weasel Park, Chapter IV, are not present in this edition.)
I think the version can be used to comparative analysis by specialists in history of literature but if you want to take pleasure in reading I strongly recommend you to purchase another edition.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Dave on April 29, 2001
Format: Paperback
I read this book after biking through a lot of the California towns London mentions. I pedaled through Glen Ellen and saw some of the missions. Since I am male, I could relate to the character of Billy. He is an early 20th century renaissance man. I never got bored with this book. It has a lot of personal meaning to me. I come from some of the "old stock" Billy and Saxon refer to. Tons of detail. I had to read it twice to get all the details. If you like northern California and want to know what it was like 100 years ago, read this.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 31, 1999
Format: Paperback
As in many of his books, Jack London enraptes the reader, but this time in a story of love. It is extremely refreshing because it shows the good side of true love without that sickening sweetness so many love stories have... I read this book a few years back and read it again just recently. I am SIXTEEN. This book is definetly one that many can enjoy, no matter your age.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 9, 1998
Format: Paperback
Against a backdrop of the deadly struggles of organized labor in turn-of-the-century California, Jack London created an odyssey of two young lovers who pursue their dream of returning to the roots of their American pioneer ancestors. This book was originally written as a serial for Cosmopolitan magazine, and is reprinted in sections representing each issue. It is wonderfully illustrated by Howard Christy. Despite the xenophobia (quite common in the era), the book presents two compelling protagonists, and follows them in a struggle against union-busting bosses, poverty, and nature. The pages fly by.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Tara Chklovski on December 29, 2004
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This book rings true to Jack London's character - strong, nobel and powerful. It is interesting to see how truly his character comes through even in the smallest characters or the smallest insignificant event. Very inspiring!

The actual story deals with this couple who decide to leave Oakland. It is autobiographical and again its amazing to see how many books have come out of Jack London's rich and variegated life! Also the turning point in the character's lives comes through another character who must have been the young Jack London!

The interesting side to this book is a potrayal of two women and feminine views (not to be misunderstood with feminist views). Its surprising to read Jack London talking about pretty underthings!

On the whole a beautiful book, very varied in character!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kenneth M. Malone on September 15, 2010
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No, this is not a high quality product. Very light print, page one starts right off with the novel. Looks like something for the students who are required to buy and read this book. I am not referencing the content, only the format. Affordable, yes. High quality, no.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Ron S. Albright on October 14, 2008
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How was Life in the San Francisco Bay Area 100 years ago?? Jack London describes the difficulties for the working man growing up in urban California, as the labor unions struggled with strike-breakers and management. To escape this class struggle, the main characters set off to discover a better life ... a rural life. But where?? After "tramping" around for many months in the pursuit of happiness ... they discovered that opportunity in a valley 60 miles north of San Francisco. Jack London makes this 100-year old story come alive ... taking the reader right into the plot by exploring their hopes and dreams of finding their own "valley of the moon".
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By T. J. Plunkett on June 14, 2011
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The Valley of the Moon
Jack London

When the name Jack London is thrown around it is usually by a high school literature class pertaining to his most famous work of fiction, the Call of the Wild, but never in reference to the Valley of the Moon (VM). VM is one of Jack London's rarest books, so rare that most readers today have never heard of it. Thanks to the competition between Amazon and other companies over customers interested in e-books and e-readers books like VM once relegated to the dust bins of history are being rediscovered for free. Amazon and other companies are reissuing older books for free that cannot be or are not copy right protected any longer by one exclusive publishing company, to help lure in customers. VM is a book that Amazon offers for free, making it accessible to new generations of readers the world over. VM was originally written for Cosmopolitan Magazine in installments nearly one hundred years ago. VM is about the complexities of love and life for a working class couple in California at the dawn of the twentieth century. The love that the main characters share is so profound that it pushes them out of the working class slums of Oakland in search of their own piece of paradise dubbed the Valley of the Moon. Like most of London's works of fiction VM is an adventure story, with rich, bold characters that depicts true life down to the very language they speak.

The first striking aspect that a reader will encounter in VM is its language structure and content. In order for Jack London to give clout and realism to his characters and ultimately his book he uses the dialect and language that is truest to those characters he is writing about.
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