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Adventure

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ISBN-13: 978-1169283176
ISBN-10: 1169283179
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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.

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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) was an American writer who produced two hundred short stories, more than four hundred nonfiction pieces, twenty novels, and three full-length plays in less than two decades. His best-known works include The Call of the Wild, The Sea Wolf, and White Fang.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 194 pages
  • Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC (September 10, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1169283179
  • ISBN-13: 978-1169283176
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.5 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,307,015 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Linda Linguvic HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on February 9, 2011
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I almost stopped reading this book after the first few paragraphs. Set in a plantation in the Solomon Islands, it is blatantly racist towards the natives and started off with describing a disgusting disease which had infected many of them. Even the British plantation owner, who was the only white man there, had symptoms of the disease but he still needed to maintain discipline over his black workers who were recruited for five-year stints and paid very low wages. I cringed at the description of the disease and I cringed at the description of the discipline, but frankly, I couldn't stop reading.

Written in 1911, this is a novel about a time and a place. It is also a story of a romance. And a story about a young beautiful liberated American woman named Joan who was raised free and wild in Hawaii, taught to captain a ship, handle a rough crew, and resist marital entanglements. When her ship runs adrift on the plantation owner's property, he naturally falls head over heels in love with her.

What follows is nothing short of high adventure and I can well understand the title of this short 190 page novel. There are worker uprisings, long treks through the jungle, murder, revenge, a duel between two white men and a wild assortment of shady characters. The story moves fast and gives quite a sordid picture of life in the Solomon Islands at time. It is a hard life for everybody and yet, as Jack London describes it, is also a life of high adventure as well as a great example of the work of this author.
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Jack London always writes a good story and this book in no exception. I appreciated the detailed story line as well as the bold characters. Adventure it was, and I recommend it to anyone that enjoys a great book.
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Who knew Jack London wrote comedy? I know, I know. It was not meant to be funny but the relationship between the male and female lead sent me from pure frustration with the man to amusement at both of them. Plenty of story around them too. All you have to do is adjust your mind for the time of the story. That is just the way it was back then. Let it go.
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You just cannot find a better aurthor than Jack London. He knows how to tell a tale and keep you interested. It is a shame that a modern aurthor has not filled the breech where he left off. Call of the Wild is one of the best books ever and this story is very good also.
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Jack London’s detailed knowledge of the subjects he writes about astounds me, this level of detail can not be dreamed up, it must come from his real experience and to have been out amongst the world that he writes about is what I find most amazing as are the characters he discusses – never a dull moment. If Jack London were alive today I’d absolutely want to spend some time with
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Skillfully written and wonderful vocabulary and phrase construction. An average length book full of interesting facets and offshoots of activity that flow out into what I think is a masterpiece of story telling. The title, "Adventure," is most cleverly chosen and fits perfectly the "drift" of the narrative. I enjoyed it very much.
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It is fair to say that this book is at times difficult to read due to its use of pigeon English dialectical speech. However, it is an interesting and probably historically correct snapshot into the life and times on which it was set. Dealing with many unsavory subjects from the liberalization of the stereotypical modernizing woman and the stuck in the mud stiff upper lip attitude of the colonial Englishman, to exploitation and slavery in its varied forms, it nevertheless creates a fanciful story of romance amongst opposites and how love can conquer all, including the self. Well worth a read.
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Didn't expect this. Read call of the wild and thought it would be like that. Definitely not. But this would be a good read for adults with a high tolerance for racial inequity. I'm giving give stats because I assumed!e its a good book but just to graphic for my taste.
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