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Free eBook: The Sea Wolf by Jack London. The story of a soft, domesticated intellectual named Humphrey van Weyden, forced to become tough and self- reliant. The Virtual Library - Free online ebooks in pdf, epub, site and other formats. You are here: Books · Literature · North American Literature; The Sea Wolf. THE SEA WOLF (Serialized in The Century Magazine, Jan.-Nov., ). [ Go to London's Writings ]. Use a Concordance of this Work (find locations of words.
There is something that strikes many contemporary readers as [End Page ] simply too much about the love story aspects of London's narrative. This can be seen perhaps most clearly in the declaration of love that concludes the novel: "My woman, my one small woman," I said, my free hand petting her shoulder in the way all lovers know though never learn in school.
I looked toward the cutter. It was very close.
A boat was being lowered. What I will argue, however, is that in developing the love story between Humphrey Van Weyden and Maud Brewster, Jack London was working out some of the implications of an array of ideas informing the intellectual climate of his time.
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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea: Jules Verne. I remember thinking how comfortable it was, this division of labour which made it unnecessary for me to study fogs, winds, tides, and navigation, in order to visit my friend who lived across an arm of the sea.
It was good that men should be specialists, I mused. The peculiar knowledge of the pilot and captain sufficed for many thousands of people who knew no more of the sea and navigation than I knew. Coming aboard, as I passed through the cabin, I had noticed with greedy eyes a stout gentleman reading the Atlantic, which was open at my very essay.
And there it was again, the division of labour, the special knowledge of the pilot and captain which permitted the stout gentleman to read my special knowledge on Poe while they carried him safely from Sausalito to San Francisco. I was not wrong when I decided that his days had been spent on the sea.
They know the direction by compass, the distance, and the speed. I should not call it anything more than mathematical certainty. Mathematical certainty!
Listen to that, will you?Van Weyden finishes repairing the Ghost, and he and Miss Brewster set sail. Van Weyden resists Larsen's influence and retains his original ideology. The Ghost eventually crashes on the island, with Wolf Larsen the only crew member.
Other books by author Of course she selects against the merely brutal but beautiful Wolf, and for Van Weyden, whose superiority inheres in his moral sense, the highest evolutionary development according to The Descent of Man.
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His condition only worsens; he loses usage of his remaining arm, leg, and voice.