Project Gutenberg · 58, free ebooks · by Jack London. The Abysmal Brute by Jack London. Book Cover. Download; Bibrec. Jack London’s tale of the corruption of prize fighting — and the one young The Abysmal Brute and millions of other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Before anyone knew there was such a thing, Jack London gave us the natural: The Abysmal Brute is the story of natural grace pitted against worldly brutishness.
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loondon It is easy to read and very understandable. It left me inspired and smiling. Boxing corruption in the early s? The title deserves an explanation.
The newspapers, who interpret his detachment from the real world as unsociability, call him “The Abysmal Brute. You Will Know Me: Discover Prime Book Box for Kids.
Project Gutenberg 0 editions. There are very few novels that abymsal on the Jack Johnson timeframe of early boxing, in fact thsi is the first such novel I have read and it was a good solid story in a rather unique setting. References to this book Jack London’s Racial Lives: Suspend disbelief and have fun with this one, and realize there are deeper issues beneath the fantasy coating. Lists with This Book.
This seems to be London’s fantasy self, inflated to incredible proportions. Share your thoughts with other customers.
U of Nebraska Press- Fiction – pages. Greedy bookies and shady deals are anything but extinct species.
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Huck Finn as boxer. Refresh and try again. It is a thinly disguised propaganda that aims, perhaps a little too obviously, to expose the rabid corruption of the boxing ring that was apparently the case in those times.
Karl Janssen Top Contributor: He spent time in the Klondike during the Gold Rush and at various times was an oyster pirate, a seaman, a sealer, and a hobo. Mar 06, Lisa rated it liked it Shelves: It’s a brilliant story.
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Regardless, London is the champion here. Oct 23, Anatolij rated it liked it Shelves: Pleasant enough I didn’t read the Swedish version, but it was the only version with a picture on the cover. Although Sam and Pat both know he could win a fight with a top boxer, the conventions of boxing require that Pat has to start with a boxer of lower rank.
Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Works by Jack London. Please try again later. This book is a central pivot point in the history of boxing and possibly influenced the way the nation reacted to the sport which was being denigrated by females pursuing temperance.
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Though there’s a sprinkling of London’s pet philosophical themes throughout the story–evolution, nature vs. Jessica rated it it was ok Apr 18, He didn’t smoke or drink or carouse with women. More romantic and optimistic, but still amateur. Smyrnall rated it really liked it Oct 16, But this, of course, is not the main reason to read this brief novel.
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A subtle social drama played out in the arena of sport? I cannot assume that this will continue to be the case. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. He was just a country boy who loved the outdoors. And what if a wildly popular American author jakc the early 20th century had decided to shape the prize fighter’s story in a style we would later come to call Capra-esque, complete with silly romantic melodrama and an idealist’s indignation at institutional corruption?
If i had to name something i liked, it was merely the challenge of reading a book that is years old.