Jack London: Moon-Face and Other Stories (2647 words)

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The thirty-year-old, internationally acclaimed Jack London cobbled together Moon-Face and Other Stories in 1906 to meet his mounting expenses, especially the building of his – unseaworthy – sailboat Snark. The only gem in this uneven short-story collection is “All Gold Canyon”, an environment-minded tale of prospecting that contains some of his “best lyrical description and dramatic narrative” (Labor, “Introduction”, xvii). Alongside it are seven potboilers noteworthy only for their autobiographical traces and superficial treatment of issues of lifelong interest to London, such as the evils of capitalism, Darwinian evolutionary theory, or writing for the newspapers.

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Fachard, Alexandre. "Moon-Face and Other Stories". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 03 June 2017
[https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=35827, accessed 19 November 2017.]


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