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The Mutiny of the Elsinore

Jack London

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

This is the story of a voyage of a sailing ship from Baltimore to Seattle, east-to-west around Cape Horn in the winter. It is set in 1913 and the glory days of “wooden ships and iron men” are long over. The Elsinore is a four-masted iron sailing vessel carrying a cargo of 5000 tons of coal. She has a “bughouse” crew of misfits and incompetents. This book was published in 1915 and some actions of some of the characters seem odd to us today. There is romance, but it is strangely platonic. Two important characters disappear with no real explanation. The disparity between the officers on the one hand and the fo’c’sle on the other is striking (literally). Some people will be offended by the bigotry. The “men against the sea” descriptions -and the weather descriptions- are among Jack London’s finest. In my opinion he is right up there with Joseph Conrad and Joshua Slocum in this effort. We also have a mutiny, complete with shootings and deliberate starvation. My personal favorite is chapter 38. Note: The chapter titles were assigned by the reader. London gave only numbers. (Introduction by Tom Crawford)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

12h 12m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

16:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

16:47


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

11:02


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:04


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

16:47


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

10:01


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

11:13


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

14:25


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

18:41


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

16:22


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

10:53


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

09:52


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

19:28


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

17:08


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

16:26


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

12:11


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

16:05


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

12:22


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

10:30


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

11:40


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

09:33


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:34


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

09:45


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

10:10


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:47


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:48


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:36


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

21:44


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

13:46


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

23:44


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

16:15


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

09:06


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

18:45


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

11:26


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

31:42


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

11:35


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

13:39


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

28:32


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

12:10


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

00:01


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:07


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

32:46


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

21:28


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

16:48


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

14:47


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

13:01


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

15:16


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

09:52


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

23:51


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

31:09