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The Valley of the Moon

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The Valley of the Moon by Jack London
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Description

A road novel 50 years before Kerouac, "The Valley of the Moon" traces the odyssey of Billy and Saxon Roberts from the labour 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 labour, he began researching a scientific and environmentally sound approach to farming. In his novel, it is Saxon, London's most fully realized heroine, who embodied these concerns.

Author Biography

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).
Release date Australia
November 30th, 1999
Author
Contributor
Foreword by Kevin Starr
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
1 b-w photograph
Imprint
University of California Press
Pages
436
Dimensions
140x210x25
ISBN-13
9780520218208
Product ID
1906840

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