John Barleycorn

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Author: Jack London
Published: 1913
Language: English
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 74.9
LoC Category: CT
Audiobook: www.archive.org
Downloads: 2,815
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Origin: gutenberg.org

This remarkable book is a record of the author's own amazing experiences.This big, brawny world rover, who has been acquainted with alcohol fromboyhood, comes out boldly against John Barleycorn. It is a string ofexciting adventures, yet it forcefully conveys an unforgettable idea andmakes a typical Jack London book.

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easier to learn to smoke than to learn to drink. They learned because alcohol was so accessible. The women know the game. They pay for it--the wives and sisters and mothers. And when they come to vote, they will vote for prohibition. And the best of it is that there will be no hardship worked on the coming generation. Not having access to alcohol, not being predisposed toward alcohol, it will never miss alcohol. It will mean life more abundant for the manhood of the young boys born and growing up--ay, and life more abundant for the young girls born and growing up to share the lives of the young men."

"Why not write all this up for the sake of the men and women coming?" Charmian asked. "Why not write it so as to help the wives and sisters and mothers to the way they should vote?"

"The 'Memoirs of an Alcoholic,'" I sneered--or, rather, John Barleycorn sneered; for he sat with me there at table in my pleasant, philanthropic jingle, and it is a trick of John Barleycorn to turn the smile to a sneer w

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Average Rating of 4 from 2 reviews: ****
2012.08.30
Meriam Mabrouk
*****

Each chapter made me know Jack London more and more and form new perspectives of life and human suffering.

2004.09.25
Fred Fine
***..

It's about alcoholism, something that London battled with first hand.


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