Onleihe. The sea-wolf




The soft, domesticated intellectual Humphrey van Weyden is forced to become tough and self-reliant by exposure to cruelty and brutality on a seal-hunting schooner. The Sea-Wolf is a 1904 psychological adventure novel about a literary critic and other survivors of an ocean collision who come under the dominance of Wolf Larsen, the powerful and amoral sea captain who rescues them. Its first printing of forty thousand copies were immediately sold out before publication on the strength of Londons previous The Call of the Wild. Ambrose Bierce wrote, "The great thing, and it is among the greatest of things, is that tremendous creation, Wolf Larsen, the hewing out and setting up of such a figure is enough for a man to do in one lifetime. The love element, with its absurd suppressions, and impossible proprieties, is awful."

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