To build a fire and other stories
3 journalers for this copy...
I released a book of Atlanta poet James Dickey's poetry today to the Decatur Book Festival so I thought I'd register a book of one of Dickey's favorite writers, Jack London. This is one of the miniature "Penguin 60s" edtions published in 1995 to celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of Penguin books. I contains London's most famous short story, "To Build a Fire" as well as "The Chinago" and "Love of Life." "To Build a Fire and Other Stories," the Penguin edition this represents, is still in print but these little books are scarcer and scarcer. Besides these three works, the full collection contains more of Jack London's most esteemed short stories including: To The Man On The Trail, The White Silence, In A Far Country, The Wisdom Of The Trail, An Odyssey Of The North, The Law Of Life, The God Of His Fathers, Bâtard, The League Of The Old Men, The Wit Of Porportuk, All Gold Canyon, The Apostate, South Of The Slot, A Piece Of Steak, Mauki, Koolau The Leper, The Strength Of The Strong, War, The Mexican, Told In The Drooling Ward, The Water Baby, and The Red One.
Journal Entry 2
some place, Somewhere -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, October 17, 2013
This little book was the perfect, compact read for me yesterday. It fit in my smallest purse and was a great companion while I waited in the doctor's office. I liked the arrangement of these three stories together. Collected this way, they form a trilogy that considers life, death and survival in the experiences of three very different characters. Reading this left me with a longing to read more London.
Journal Entry 3
Albuquerque, New Mexico USA on Thursday, October 17, 2013
Released 5 yrs ago (10/17/2013 UTC) at Albuquerque, New Mexico USA
CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:
For a bookcrossing friend, survivalist stories.
Journal Entry 4
Albuquerque, New Mexico USA on Monday, October 28, 2013
Sorry to be so slow to journal this - I've been more of a space-cadet than usual, lately! I grew up on London's stories, so already have these in other collections, but it will be perfect to add to the books I plan to send to another BookCrosser for an "Outdoors Fest" book release in the spring.
Journal Entry 5
By mail, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, February 08, 2014
Released 5 yrs ago (2/8/2014 UTC) at By mail, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases
CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:
Sending with some BC Supplies to a BookCrosser in a place associated with London, but not with these stories :-)
Journal Entry 6
Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Thursday, February 13, 2014
Thanks for the release bags - I can definitely use them since it's our rainy season. (Also, I notice that these are the larger size, and I didn't have any
of those, so they're doubly welcome!)
Oh, and I love these little Penguin 60s, so thanks for the bonus book!
(Larger photo here
.) Other Penguin 60s titles on my BC shelf:
Journal Entry 7
Blaisdell Center in Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Saturday, February 18, 2017
Released 2 yrs ago (2/18/2017 UTC) at Blaisdell Center in Honolulu, Hawaii USA
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
To be released in the Exhibition Hall during the Great Aloha Run Expo, February 17-19, 2017: hopefully someone will decide to take it home! (Larger photo here
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