Torn by a quirk of fate from his life as a dilettante and intellectual, Humphrey van Weydon finds himself at the whim of the ruthless Wolf Larsen. The two men -- the one youthful, idealistic, and upper-class, the other ruthless, dangerous, self-taught and self-determined -- inevitably become adversaries. As he does in Call of the Wild and White Fang, Jack London here dramatizes the violent encounter between safe, genteel comfort and a brutal set of circumstances. Oscar nominee Stuart Whitman, whose roles have included many rugged characters such as Wolf Larsen, delivers a compelling dramatic reading. 2 cassettes.
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A thrilling epic of a sea voyage and a complex novel of ideas, The Sea-Wolf is a standard-bearer of its genre. It is the vivid story of a gentleman scholar, Humphrey Van Weyden, who is rescued by a seal-hunting schooner after a ferryboat accident in San Francisco Bay. London uses Van Weyden's ordeal at the hands of a schooner's devious crew to explore powerful themes of ambition, courage, and the innate will to survive. The Sea-Wolf also introduces Jack London's most memorable, fully realized character, Wolf Larsen, the schooner's brutal captain, who ruthlessly crushes anyone standing in his way. As Gary Kinder states in his Introduction, "Wolf Larsen is one of the most carefully carved characters in American literature....London, himself, seems as fascinated as the reader with his own creation."
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