The Valley of the Moon
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Valley of the Moon by Jack London
Book DescriptionA road novel fifty years before Kerouac, "The Valley of the Moon" traces the odyssey of Billy and Saxon Roberts from the labor strife of Oakland at the turn of the century through Central and Northern California in search of land they can farm independently - a journey that echoes Jack London's own escape from urban poverty. As London lost hope in the prospects of the socialist party and organized labor, he began researching a scientific and environmentally sound approach to farming. In his novel, it is Saxon, London's most fully realized heroine, who embodies these concerns. The Valley of the Moon is London's paean to his second wife Charmian and to the pastoral life and his ranch in Glen Ellen, the Valley of the Moon.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780520218208
(210mm x 140mm x 25mm)
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 29-Jun-1999
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Jack London
Road, Paperback (December 2016)
Master storyteller's recollections of his hobo days paint a vivid portrait of life during a major economic depression. London recounts his experiences hopping trains, begging, and serving a jail term for vagrancy.
Project X Origins Graphic Texts: Dark Red+ Book Band, Oxford Level 19: The Call of the Wild, Paperback (September 2016)
Project X Origins Graphic Texts can help children to reach higher standards in comprehension. Buck is a domestic dog born into a comfortable life. However, when he is stolen and sent to Alaska, he must endure the harsh life of a working sled dog. In the battle for survival, will Buck make it through? And will he answer the call?
Mini Classic the Call of the Wild, Paperback (September 2016)» View all books by Jack London
Engagingly written, Mini Classic The Call of the Wild tells the story of a domesticated dog called Buck stolen from his easy life and propelled into the world of the Klondike Gold Rush. Entirely unused to his harsh new life as a sled dog and the cruel men he encounters, Buck begins to hear the call of the wild as his hard journey continues.
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Author Biography - Jack London
Jack London (1876-1916) is best known now for his adventure stories such as The Call of the Wild, White Fang, and The Sea Wolf. Born in San Francisco, he grew up on farms and ranches in California and attended school in Oakland, worked both menial and adventurous jobs, and spent one semester at the University of California. He joined the Socialist Labor Party, but resigned just before his early death "because of its lack of fire and fight, and its loss of emphasis on the class struggle." Kevin Starr is California State Librarian and author, most recently, of The Dream Endures: California Enters the 1940s (1997).
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