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The valley of the moon /

by London, Jack.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: California fiction (Series): Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, c1998Description: xi, 425 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9780520218208 (alk. paper); 0520218205 (alk. paper).Subject(s): Marriage -- Fiction | Strikes and lockouts -- Fiction | Working class -- Fiction | Farm life -- Fiction | California -- Fiction | Domestic fictionOnline resources: Contributor biographical information | Publisher description Review: "A road novel fifty years before Kerouac, The Valley of the Moon traces the odyssey of Billy and Saxon Roberts from the labor strife in Oakland at the turn of the century through central and northern California in search of beautiful land they can farm independently - a journey that echoes Jack London's own escape from urban poverty. As he lost hope in the prospects of the socialist party and organized labor, London began researching a scientific and environmentally sound approach to agriculture. In his novel it is Saxon, London's most fully realized heroine, who embodies these concerns. The Valley of the Moon is London's paean to his wife Charmian and to the pastoral life and his ranch in Glen Ellen, the Valley of the Moon. A new foreword by Kevin Starr comments on the themes of the novel and its interest for contemporary readers."--BOOK JACKET.
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"A road novel fifty years before Kerouac, The Valley of the Moon traces the odyssey of Billy and Saxon Roberts from the labor strife in Oakland at the turn of the century through central and northern California in search of beautiful land they can farm independently - a journey that echoes Jack London's own escape from urban poverty. As he lost hope in the prospects of the socialist party and organized labor, London began researching a scientific and environmentally sound approach to agriculture. In his novel it is Saxon, London's most fully realized heroine, who embodies these concerns. The Valley of the Moon is London's paean to his wife Charmian and to the pastoral life and his ranch in Glen Ellen, the Valley of the Moon. A new foreword by Kevin Starr comments on the themes of the novel and its interest for contemporary readers."--BOOK JACKET.

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