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The Jacket free pdf Truly original and imaginative, The Jacket is a horrific, hopeful and profound story from American Great, Jack London. Best known for his children's books, his range of classics, including The Jacket, have too long been forgotten.Darrell Standing is serving life imprisonment in San Quentin State Prison for murder. Brutalised and straight jacketed, he is left in the dark in solitary confinement for prolonged periods of time. In despair and on the verge of giving up on life, he stumbles upon an incredible way of coping with the torture - by forcing himself into a trance and learning astral projection.Darrell relates his experiences of these trances, that allow him to experience past lives and different worlds, as wanderings through the stars. In his imagination, he drives horse-drawn wagons through crimson dust with Mormons in the mid-west, is the sole-survivor of a shipwreck in Polynesia in the sixteenth century and a becomes bloodthirsty Danish mercenary who meets Pilate in Jerusalem at the time of Christ. Framing the wild tales of his experiences in the trances, are Darrell's profound and moving memoirs as he serves his sentence, goes through five years in solitary confinement and ends up a broken man. Gripping at its core, this book thus also offers a fresh perspective on the criminal justice system, on prisoners' punishment versus rehabilitation.

About Jack London

American novelist Jack London (1876-1916) is today best remembered for The Call of the Wild, White Fang and his numerous other tales of travel and adventure.

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Author : Jack London
Publisher : Hesperus Press Ltd
Data Published : 21 August 2015
ISBN : 1843915855
EAN : 9781843915850
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 368 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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