The Star Rover

The Star Rover

by Jack London (Author)

The Star Rover by Jack London. A framing story is told in the first person by Darrell Standing, a university professor serving life imprisonment in San Quentin State Prison for murder. Prison officials try to break his spirit by means of a torture device called "the jacket," a canvas jacket which can be tightly laced so as to compress the whole body, inducing angina. Standing discovers how to withstand the torture by entering a kind of trance state, in which he walks among the stars and experiences portions of past lives.

Book Details

Publication Date
June 12, 2020
Publisher
Collection
ISBN
9788835848141
File size
1.36 MB