9781528712330 - Tales of the Fish Patrol - Jack London
9781528712330 - Tales of the Fish Patrol - Jack London
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Tales of the Fish Patrol

Based on his own experiences, London harks back at his teenager years spent aboard various fishing boats in San Francisco Bay during the early 1900s. At the time, the waters contained rich oyster beds, and people of all ages and creeds descended upon them for profit. Jack was one of these oyster pirates, but later had a change of conscience and become a member of the ‘Fish Patrol’, a group dedicated to enforcing the laws created to protect the waters from illegal fishing and other activities. These seven short stories describe the dangerous and often exciting encounters London had with the pirates of San Francisco Bay.

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Author

Jack London

Imprint

Read & Co. Classics

Categories

Action & Adventure Fiction

Coming of Age

Sea Stories

Fiction

ISBN

9781528712330, 9781528787185

Formats Available

,

Pages

102

Publication Date

17 June 2019

Dimensions 5.5 × 8.5 in

“Tales of the Fish Patrol” is a collection of seven short stories written by Jack London. Based on his own experiences, London harks back at his teenager years spent aboard various fishing boats in San Francisco Bay during the early 1900s. At the time, the waters contained rich oyster beds, and people of all ages and creeds descended upon them for profit. Jack was one of these oyster pirates, but later had a change of conscience and become a member of the ‘Fish Patrol’, a group dedicated to enforcing the laws created to protect the waters from illegal fishing and other activities. These seven short stories describe the dangerous and often exciting encounters London had with the pirates of San Francisco Bay. Contents include: “White and Yellow”, “The King of the Greeks”, “A Raid on the Oyster Pirates”, “Charley’s Coup”, “The Siege of the ‘Lancashire Queen’”, “Demetrios Contos”, and “Yellow Handkerchief”. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.

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