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John Barleycorn

`Alcoholic Memoirs'. Oxford World's Classics

By (author) Jack London
Edited by John Sutherland
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Oxford, United Kingdom
Published: 26th Mar 2009
Dimensions: w 129mm h 195mm d 13mm
Weight: 202g
ISBN-10: 0199555575
ISBN-13: 9780199555574
Barcode No: 9780199555574
Published in 1913, this harrowing, autobiographical 'A to Z' of drinking shattered London's reputation as a clean-living adventurer and massively successful author of such books as White Fang and The Call of the Wild. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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'It is an extraordinary work, boastful and denying by turns ... suspiciously protesting in its detestation of alcohol, but also wholeheartedly committed to the machismo of hard drinking.'
Brian Morton, The Times one of the most memorable of all boozing odysseys'
Times Higher Education Supplement