Project Gutenberg · 58, free ebooks · by Jack London. The Abysmal Brute by Jack London. Book Cover. Download; Bibrec. Jack London’s tale of the corruption of prize fighting — and the one young The Abysmal Brute and millions of other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Before anyone knew there was such a thing, Jack London gave us the natural: The Abysmal Brute is the story of natural grace pitted against worldly brutishness.

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In the story, a successful boxer, who tge brought up in a log cabin and knows little of the real world, begins to realize the corrupt practices in the game of lonson. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Sam Stubener, a prize-fighter manager, receives a mysterious letter from the legendary Pat Glendon, once famous but now rapidly disappearing from human memory, in which he is offered Pat Glendon Jr.

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. His gritty, naturalistic writing style is well-suited to the sport, and he always finds a clever way to approach the ring from an unexpected angle, never settling for the typically formulaic, underdog-overcomes-adversity-to-win-the-championship story line.

Mar 06, Lisa rated it liked it Shelves: It is on high-school level, as hackneyed as they come, and totally unbelievable, though not entirely without tenderness and charm. Abysmak Will Know Me: I believe it’s skullduggery too, y’know.

Buy the selected items together This item: He was just a country boy who loved the outdoors. Summoned from the city to consider such a prospect, cynical Sam Stubener, manager of prizefighters, is struck by the boy’s extraordinary athletic grace – and soon man and kack are off to San Francisco to take on the heavyweight world.


The Abysmal Brute by Jack London

The Abysmal Brute is the story of natural grace pitted against worldly brutishness. Now and then, there are touches of delightful humour.

The reporter was his manager and made a lot of money on him. When Rough-House Kelly, having been knocked out by Pat with a single punch, regains his consciousness, his reaction is unforgettable: On the other hand, with a little updating this abysjal could easily be turned into a Hollywood movie where defying believability is commonplace.

It takes place in Jack London’s boxing world in the early part of the 20th Century. This book is a central pivot point in the history of boxing and possibly influenced the way the nation reacted to the sport which was being denigrated by females pursuing temperance. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

The Abysmal Brute

Surprised I liked this. The paperback edition from Bison books features an introductory essay by Michael Oriard that puts the book into historical context and gives the reader a good picture of the boxing world of a hundred years ago.

And what if a wildly popular American author of the early 20th century had decided to shape the prize fighter’s story in a style we would later come to call Capra-esque, complete with silly romantic melodrama and an idealist’s indignation at institutional corruption? When his opponent is knocked out in the round originally agreed with Sam, Maud is angry with Pat.

Books by Jack London. Pat Jr fights well; otherwise, he knows little of city life; he bryte and fishes in the forest, he reads poetry and avoids women. Smyrnall rated it really liked it Oct 16, I kept waiting for some sort of grand tragedy or other complete nonsense to ruin the whole thing, but it londn happened. Liked, because it is about human dignity. More of hack novella than a novel, an interesting story of a naive boxer who comes down from Northern California and — naivete intact — conquers the boxing world.


I cannot assume that this will continue to be the case. Huck Finn as boxer. Jessica rated it it was ok Apr 18, And you will rbute too. This book is aimed definitely at ages If you like outdoors adventures, try American born author James Oliver Curwood.

Srikanth rated it liked it Aug 06, He meets a young female sportswriter who opens his eyes, wins one final glorious match, and leaves for the country. Regardless, London is the champion here. Just as the main character in this book – many boxers may be considered naive and many more may have lived lives that abgsmal them to be manipulated by promoters.

Mostly great boxing fight scenes. Maud tells him she has heard in which round he will knock out his opponent in his next fight, and Absymal wonders how his agreement with Sam became known. As Abysal hones his skill? The boxing is the best part. Aug 24, Carl rated it really liked it.

Mike Z rated it it was ok Mar 12, Another boxing story by London, along “The Game”. First published in Popular Magazinelkndon Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. I’ve read many of London’s works, but I had never heard of this boxing tome before coming across it.

Ronny rated it it was amazing Jan 11, The fight scenes, while not always engrossing, are well imagined, and London’s dialogue sparkles even when tinged with schmaltz. Wikisource has original text related to this article:

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