Item description for Michael Brother of Jerry (Large Print) by Jack London...
This adventure story of a dog on a sea voyage is the sequel to Jerry of the Islands.
Jack London wrote this book on his second trip to Hawaii in late 1915 "to bring to the public's attention the inevitable and eternal cruelty which is the only way animals can be compelled to perform before paying audiences," and it has an introduction which condemns the cruelty of trained animal acts. So effective was his indignation that hundreds of London clubs, dedicated to ending the trade in performing animals, sprang up on the publication of the book.
Jack London (1876-1916), an American novelist and short-story writer whose works deal romantically with elemental struggles for survival. At his peak, he was the highest paid and the most popular of all living writers. Because of early financial difficulties, he was largely self educated past grammar school.
London draws heavily on his life experiences in his writing. 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. His first work was published in 1898. From there he went on to write such American classics as Call of the Wild, Sea Wolf, and White Fang.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6.1" Height: 1.4" Weight: 1.7 lbs.
Release Date Jan 11, 2008
Publisher Tutis Digital Publishing Pvt. Ltd.
ISBN 8184568975 ISBN13 9788184568974
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More About Jack London
Jack London (1876-1916) spent his youth on the waters of San Francisco Bay. In 1897, when gold was discovered in the Klondike, he obtained a grubstake and spent a freezing, fruitless winter in the Far North; by spring he was ready to return home to write. In 1900, his collection of short stories The Son of the Wolf was published. Two more volumes of Yukon short stories, a juvenile novel, and a Klondike novel followed in rapid succession. Then came his bestselling novel The Call of the Wild (1903) and the beginning of the years that were to bring him wealth and worldwide popularity. The eternal traveler, London served as a correspondent in Japan and Mexico and sailed his own ketch to the Solomon Islands before his death. John Seelye is a leading American Studies scholar and Graduate Research Professor of American literature at the University of Florida at Gainesville. He is the author of a number of books, including The True Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Prophetic Waters: The River in Early American Life. Michael Meyer, Ph.D., is professor of English at the University of Connecticut. Among his books, Several More Lives to Live: Thoreau s Political Reputation in America was awarded the Ralph Henry Gabriel Prize by the American Studies Association. In addition to The Bedford Introduction to Literature, his edited volumes include FrederickDouglass: The Narrative and Selected Writings."
Jack London was born in 1876 and died in 1916.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Michael Brother of Jerry (Large Print)?
Not as good as "Jerry" but a treat for Dog Lovers and London Fans Aug 16, 2007
Less engaging than "Jerry of the Islands" but a good read. A must for Irish Terrier owners.
Caution, this is London's expose of the brutal training methods used by the trainers for the animal acts of the time. Half the book is descriptions of the typical abuses, some suffered by Michael, some by the animals around him.
This was London's last book and he was sick, tired and depressed during this time of his life. It's not among his best but it is powerful stuff, as is all of London's writing.
Michael, the brilliant Irish Terrier - a must read for dog lovers Mar 10, 2007
I happened across this book while looking for stories about Irish Terriers. I wouldn't normally read Jack London; his stories always seemed more to my brother's liking. However, this book quickly grabbed me because a lot of it is written from the dog's perspective. And those passages are spot on. Michael reminded me so much of my own Irish Terrier and how he thinks and reasons. It really got to my heart. When I finished reading, I made a donation to the ASPCA. And although I don't know much about Jack London, I'd bet he had an Irish Terrier himself, for sure.
Michael and Jerry Jun 12, 2004
I first met these two dogs back in the 50's,as a child in what is now Czech Republic, in a Czech translation from the 20's. I read them innumerable times and remembered every word. But I had to wait for almost 40 years before I found the original, English, version. The dogs' intelligent and brave personalities shine through as before, despite what now would be considered "politically incorrect", anachronistic attitudes. Thank you, Fredonia !
life through the eyes of a dog May 20, 2003
JL was great at writing from the animal's point of view. you get the feeling he knew what he was talking about. there is no way you can read this book without feeling that the dog is a person, but also that this is a very realistic way of describing the dog's life. a dog gets kidnapped by a man, who turns out to be a rather nice fellow. adventure in this story, great dog psychology which always amazes me. i won't give away the dog's adventures but they are interesting, there is a lot of lovely details and particularly detailed descriptions of how the dog thinks, and the story is touching on a very human level.