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By Jack London,Matthew Asprey,Rodger Jacobs

From one in all America's nice writers, this pleasant assortment - the 1st of its type - includes twenty-three adventurous stories set within the San Francisco Bay quarter. If San Francisco has captured the world's mind's eye throughout the hardboiled tales of Dashiell Hammett, the prose and poetry of Jack Kerouac and his fellow Beats, via Orson Welles' woman From Shanghai and Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo, it truly is as a romantic urban of mammoth suspension bridges and foggy again alleys, now not because the wild west of Jack London's day. Pre-quake San Francisco was once a difficult city, and Jack London - hobo, sailor, oyster pirate, demanding drinker - used to be beautiful difficult, too. even supposing recognized for his tales of the Klondike and the Pacific, London wrote commonly approximately his domestic base. This assortment comprises such vintage tales as 'The Apostate' and 'South of the Slot' in addition to extracts from John Barleycorn and The Sea-Wolf. The missed 1905 tale cycle stories of the Fish Patrol is integrated in its entirety. London's vibrant eyewitness document of the nice 1906 Earthquake and hearth - which destroyed ceaselessly the outdated urban - stands as a becoming epilogue. find a vanished San Francisco in those amazing tales of Jack London.

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