Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: A classic tale of adventure at sea from Jack London, author of The Call of the Wild and White Fang. The Sea-Wolf is a dramatic tale of mutiny and shipwreck, but at its heart is the story of a love that flourishes in the unlikeliest of places. Naive young Humphrey van Weyden finds himself shipwrecked amidst a terrible storm before being rescued by the mysterious Captain Wolf Larsen of the ship Ghost. Wolf Larsen is a powerful, brutal man with a razor sharp intelligence. When there is an attempted mutiny on board he shows no mercy to the would-be mutineers, and when his brother Death Larsen attempts to take over the Ghost by force, there is no love lost between them in their vicious battle. Wolf's cruel manner is thrown into sharp relief by the gentle spirit of the beautiful poetess also rescued, Maud Brewster, who charms both Wolf and Humphrey. As Humphrey falls in love with Maud, he must contend not only with the dangers of being at sea but with competition from his cruel and scheming captain. Jack London's thrilling narrative of the seven seas remains just as gripping today as it was a hundred years ago.
'Jack London revolutionised American fiction - His first works - like The Sea-Wolf - injected into American literature a hard, terse vernacular style that seemed to hack Edith Wharton to death with an axe and feed her to the wolves' --The Independent
'It has yet remarkable freshness and vivacity, and 'the Wolf' himself is a strong conception' --The Guardian