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Author London, Jack, 1876-1916, author.

Title The Road [electronic resource] / Jack London.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Dover Publications, [2016]


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Summary I went on 'The Road' because I couldn't keep away from it; because I hadn't the price of the railroad fare in my jeans; because I was so made that I couldn't work all my life on 'one same shift'; because -- well, just because it was easier to than not to. 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. His compelling adventures include a month-long detention in a state penitentiary for vagrancy, as well as his travels with Kelly's Army, a group of unemployed workers who united to protest the labor environment. 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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Subject London, Jack, 1876-1916 -- Travel -- United States.
Vagrancy -- United States.
Railroad travel -- United States.
Tramps -- United States -- Biography.
Prisoners -- United States -- Biography.
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
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Other Form: Print version: London, Jack, 1876-1916. Road. Mineola, New York : Dover Publications, [2016] 9780486811208 (DLC)2016021414
ISBN 9780486816364 (e-pub)
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