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Autobiography of John Barleycorn

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Published by Stratford Co. in Boston, Mass .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Prohibition -- United States.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementcompiled by by Captain C.T. Hibbett.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHV5089 .H5
    The Physical Object
    Pagination67 p. ;
    Number of Pages67
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23650768M
    LC Control Number23013349
    OCLC/WorldCa37908896


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As close to an autobiography as Jack London ever wrote, John Barleycorn recounts the author's lifelong struggle with alcohol. In this brutally honest memoir, which takes its title from the British folksong that personifies the source of whiskey and beer, London writes of alcohol as his friend and his enemy, an "august companion" and a "red-handed killer.".

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London's love of alcohol is professed quite profusely in this work, however that love is tempered by the recognition of the toll that alcohol bears/5(24). John Barleycorn (Book): London, Jack: Random House, London cut a mythic figure across the American landscape of the early twentieth century.

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In this brutally frank memoir, which takes its title from the British folksong that personifies the source of whiskey and beer, London writes of alcohol as his friend and his enemy, an "august companion" and a "red-handed killer."/5(60).

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This Modern Library Paperback Classic includes illustrations from the original edition. Jack London Biography Personal Background. Jack London grew up in the slum area of Oakland, California, a place which he later called "the cellar of society." Born out of wedlock on Januhe never knew his father, William Henry Chaney, who.

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The novel is packed full with London's notorious adventures including his well known drinking career via the character known as John Barleycorn.4/5(1). As close to an autobiography as Jack London ever wrote, John Barleycorn recounts the author's lifelong struggle with alcohol. The brutally frank memoir created a sensation upon its publication and became a powerful tool of the temperance movement.

Rich in anecdotes and written in a captivating style, the book also offers compelling insights into London's life as a rugged adventurer and. An Autobiography of Jack London is a revealing portrait of the man who was Jack London—in his own words—and is largely composed of excerpts from his memoirs: The Road, John Barleycorn, and The Cruise of the Snark.

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During the 20th century he was one of the most extensively translated.It is, however, as an exercise in autobiography that his book principally attracts the modern reader.

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