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The Resource The Star Rover

The Star Rover

Label
The Star Rover
Title
The Star Rover
Statement of responsibility
Jack London ; introduction by Leslie Fiedler
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Star Rover is the story of San Quentin death-row inmate Darrell Standing, who escapes the horror of prison life—and long stretches in a straitjacket—by withdrawing into vivid dreams of past lives, including incarnations as a French nobleman and an Englishman in medieval Korea. Based on the life and imprisonment of Jack London’s friend Ed Morrell, this is one of the author’s most complex and original works. As Lorenzo Carcaterra argues in his Introduction, The Star Rover is “written with energy and force, brilliantly marching between the netherworlds of brutality and beauty.” This Modern Library Paperback Classic is set from the text of the first American edition, published in 1915
Summary
Indicts the savagery of prison life as San Quentin prison inmate Darrell Standing escapes his confinement and torture only by withdrawing into dreams of past lives during what he calls his "eternal recurrence on earth"
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
041344
Cataloging source
NOV
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1876-1916
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jack London
Dewey number
813.52
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Fiction / Classics
Target audience
adult
Label
The Star Rover
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300004058
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780307432650
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Star Rover
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300004058
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780307432650
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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