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The Road (illustrated):by Jack London

The Road is an autobiographical memoir by Jack London, first published in 1907. It is London’s account of his experiences as a hobo in the 1890s, during the worst economic depression the United States had experienced up to that time. He describes his experiences hopping freight trains, “holding down” a train when the crew is trying to throw him off, begging for food and money, and making up extraordinary stories to fool the police.

London honed his storytelling skills during his hobo days, spinning yarns to avoid arrest and to cajole food and money from sympathetic listeners. This compelling memoir — which inspired the 1973 movie Emperor of the North Pole — also chronicles London’s inner journey, from self-interested freebooter to social activist.

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The Road (illustrated)

  • Jack London's "road" is the railroad, and these reminiscences paint a vivid portrait of life in the United States during the major economic depression of the 1890s

    { Format: EPUB, MOBI, PDF

    Words count: 51,085

    Data container: ZIP FILE ( 911 KB)

    Language: ENGLISH }