To build a fire and other stories

by Jack London | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0146000978 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingCordelia-annewing of Someplace, Georgia USA on 8/31/2012
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Journal Entry 1 by wingCordelia-annewing from Someplace, Georgia USA on Friday, August 31, 2012
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 by wingCordelia-annewing at 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 by wingCordelia-annewing at Albuquerque, New Mexico USA on Thursday, October 17, 2013

Released 5 yrs ago (10/17/2013 UTC) at Albuquerque, New Mexico USA


For a bookcrossing friend, survivalist stories.

Journal Entry 4 by winglabmomnmwing at 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 winglabmomnmwing at 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


Sending with some BC Supplies to a BookCrosser in a place associated with London, but not with these stories :-)

Journal Entry 6 by winghyphen8wing at 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!

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Other Penguin 60s titles on my BC shelf:

The Atheist's Mass by Honore de Balzac
Bartleby by Herman Melville
Baseball: Our Game by John Thorn
Blue Rose by Peter Straub
The Chrysanthemums by John Steinbeck
Daisy Miller by Henry James
The Dead by James Joyce
The Emperor's New Clothes by Hans Christian Andersen
A Gathering of Ghost Stories by Robertson Davies
Grimm's Fairy Tales by Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm
Lamb to the Slaughter by Roald Dahl
Madame de Treymes by Edith Wharton
The Man with the Twisted Lip by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Master and Man by Leo Tolstoy
The Overcoat and The Nose by Nikolai Gogol
Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens by J.M. Barrie
The Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allan Poe
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving
The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost
Sixty Sonnets by William Shakespeare
Three Tales of Horror by Poe, Bierce, & Stevenson
The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
The Wife of Bath by Geoffrey Chaucer
Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Youth by Joseph Conrad

Journal Entry 7 by winghyphen8wing at 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


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 - after following link, click on image to zoom.)

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