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The Jacket (The Star Rover) (eBook)

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Darrell Standing is a university professor incarcerated in San Quentin State Prison for murder. The prison officials attempt to break him through the use of a torture device called "the jacket," which is a canvas jacket that can be tightly bound to compress the whole body and induce angina. However, Standing attempts to withstand the torture by becoming entranced. In this trance state, he travels amongst the stars and experiences glimpses of past lives. John Griffith London (1876 – 1916), commonly known as Jack London, was an American journalist, social activist, and novelist. He was an early pioneer of commercial magazine fiction, becoming one of the first globally-famous celebrity writers who were able to earn a large amount of money from their writing. London is famous for his contributions to early science fiction and also notably belonged to "The Crowd", a literary group an Francisco known for its radical members and ideas. Other notable works by this author include: “Martin Eden” (1909), “The Kempton-Wace Letters” (1903), and “The Call of the Wild” (1903). Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.

Darrell Standing is a university professor incarcerated in San Quentin State Prison for murder. The prison officials attempt to break him through the use of a torture device called "the jacket," which is a canvas jacket that can be tightly bound to compress the whole body and induce angina. However, Standing attempts to withstand the torture by becoming entranced. In this trance state, he travels amongst the stars and experiences glimpses of past lives. John Griffith London (1876 – 1916), commonly known as Jack London, was an American journalist, social activist, and novelist. He was an early pioneer of commercial magazine fiction, becoming one of the first globally-famous celebrity writers who were able to earn a large amount of money from their writing. London is famous for his contributions to early science fiction and also notably belonged to "The Crowd", a literary group an Francisco known for its radical members and ideas. Other notable works by this author include: “Martin Eden” (1909), “The Kempton-Wace Letters” (1903), and “The Call of the Wild” (1903). Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.


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