The Star Rover Annotated

The Star Rover Annotated

The Star Rover is a novel by American writer Jack London published in 1915 (published in the United Kingdom as The Jacket). It is science fiction, and involves both mysticism and reincarnation.

Author: Jack London

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The Star Rover is a novel by American writer Jack London published in 1915 (published in the United Kingdom as The Jacket). It is science fiction, and involves both mysticism and reincarnation.
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The Star Rover

The Star Rover

The Star Rover is a novel by American writer Jack London published in 1915 (published in the United Kingdom as The Jacket).

Author: Jack London

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The Star Rover is a novel by American writer Jack London published in 1915 (published in the United Kingdom as The Jacket). It is science fiction, and involves both mysticism and reincarnation.The great transmigration novel inspired by the experiences of an ex-prisoner's acount of coping with "the Jacket," a form of torture at San Quentin. London was a lifelong supporter of humane prison practices.
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The Jacket The Star Rover Annotated

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Based on the life and imprisonment of Jack London's friend Ed Morrell, this is one of the author's most complex and original works.

Author: Jack London

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"The Star Rover", in the UK published as "The Jacket", is a collection of short stories revolves around the concept of reincarnation. It tells the story of San Quentin death-row inmate Darrell Standing, who escapes the horror of prison life -and long stretches in a straitjacket- by withdrawing into vivid dreams of past lives, including incarnations as a French nobleman and an Englishman in medieval Korea. Based on the life and imprisonment of Jack London's friend Ed Morrell, this is one of the author's most complex and original works.
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The Jacket The Star Rover

The Jacket  The Star Rover

The Star Rover is a novel by American writer Jack London published in 1915 (published in the United Kingdom as The Jacket). It is science fiction, and involves both mysticism and reincarnation.

Author: Jack London

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ISBN: 9798592895784

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The Star Rover is a novel by American writer Jack London published in 1915 (published in the United Kingdom as The Jacket). It is science fiction, and involves both mysticism and reincarnation.
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The Star Rover

The Star Rover

According to Kevin Starr, London planned a historical novel about the American West and used some of this material in The Star Rover.The jacket was actually used at San Quentin at the time; Jack London's descriptions of it were based on ...

Author: Jack London

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The Star Rover is a novel by American writer Jack London published in 1915. It is science fiction, and involves both mysticism and reincarnation.A framing story is told in the first person by Darrell Standing, a university professor serving life imprisonment in San Quentin State Prison for murder. Prison officials try to break his spirit by means of a torture device called "the jacket," a canvas jacket which can be tightly laced so as to compress the whole body, inducing angina. Standing discovers how to withstand the torture by entering a kind of trance state, in which he walks among the stars and experiences portions of past lives.I trod interstellar space, exalted by the knowledge that I was bound on vast adventure, where, at the end, I would find all the cosmic formulae and have made clear to me the ultimate secret of the universe. In my hand I carried a long glass wand. It was borne in upon me that with the tip of this wand I must touch each star in passing. And I knew, in all absoluteness, that did I but miss one star I should be precipitated into some unplummeted abyss of unthinkable and eternal punishment and guilt.The accounts of these past lives form the body of the work. They are a series of powerfully written, but disconnected and unresolved, vignettes set in different ages and cultures. According to Kevin Starr, London planned a historical novel about the American West and used some of this material in The Star Rover.The jacket was actually used at San Quentin at the time; Jack London's descriptions of it were based on interviews with a former convict named Ed Morrell, which London used as a name for a character in the novel. For his role in the Sontag and Evans gang which robbed the Southern Pacific Railroad in the 1890s, Morrell spent fourteen years in California prisons (1894-1908), five of them in solitary confinement. London championed his pardon. After his release, Morrell was a frequent guest at London's Beauty Ranch.
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The Star Rover Jack London Annotated

 The Star Rover  Jack London  Annotated

The Star Rover is a novel by American writer Jack London published in 1915. It is science fiction, and involves both mysticism and reincarnation.

Author: Jack London

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ISBN: 9798742175452

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Page: 350

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The Star Rover is a novel by American writer Jack London published in 1915. It is science fiction, and involves both mysticism and reincarnation.
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The Star Rover by Jack London Annotated Edition

The Star Rover by Jack London Annotated Edition

The great transmigration novel inspired by the experiences of an ex prisoner's acount of coping with the Jacket, a form of torture at San Quentin.

Author: Jack London

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The great transmigration novel inspired by the experiences of an ex prisoner's acount of coping with the Jacket, a form of torture at San Quentin. London was a lifelong supporter of humane prison practices.The Star Rover is a novel by American writer Jack London published in 1915. It is science fiction, and involves both mysticism and reincarnation.
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The Star Rover

The Star Rover

The Star Rover is a novel by American writer Jack London published in 1915. It is science fiction, and involves both mysticism and reincarnation.

Author: Jack London

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ISBN: 9798513790341

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Page: 350

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The Star Rover is a novel by American writer Jack London published in 1915. It is science fiction, and involves both mysticism and reincarnation.
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The Star Rover

The Star Rover

This is the story of former college professor Darrell Standing, serving a life sentence in San Quentin for murdering a colleague.

Author: Jack London

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ISBN: 9798563711419

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This is the story of former college professor Darrell Standing, serving a life sentence in San Quentin for murdering a colleague. Another prisoner, Cecil Winwood, convinces forty other convicts to join him in a jailbreak. At the appropriate time, the guards capture everyone and throw them into solitary confinement (little better than a dungeon). They knew about the jailbreak ahead of time, because Winwood turned stool pigeon in hopes of reducing his sentence for forgery. All of the "conspirators" are beaten by the guards, including Standing, some to the point of becoming permanent physical and mental cripples.Winwood then tells the Warden that a supply of dynamite to be used in the jailbreak is hidden somewhere in the prison, and that only Standing knows the location. He finds himself on the receiving end of torture by the guards, including being left in a strait jacket for days at a time.
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The Star Rover by Jack London Annotated

The Star Rover by Jack London Annotated

The great transmigration novel inspired by the experiences of an ex prisoner's acount of coping with the Jacket, a form of torture at San Quentin.

Author: Jack London

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ISBN: 9798775729721

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Page: 278

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The great transmigration novel inspired by the experiences of an ex prisoner's acount of coping with the Jacket, a form of torture at San Quentin. London was a lifelong supporter of humane prison practices.The Star Rover is a novel by American writer Jack London published in 1915. It is science fiction, and involves both mysticism and reincarnation.
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