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First published in 1917, “The Human Drift” is a collection of essays and short sketches by Jack London, also including a number of plays and his introduction to Richard Henry Dana's “Two Years Before the Mast”. The titular essay, “The Human Drift”, explores humankind's spread across the continents throughout history and the predicted results and eventual end of this 'drift'. John Griffith London (1876 – 1916), commonly known as Jack London, was an American journalist, social activist, and novelist. He was an early pioneer of commercial magazine fiction, becoming one of the first globally-famous celebrity writers who were able to earn a large amount of money from their writing. London is famous for his contributions to early science fiction and also notably belonged to "The Crowd", a literary group an Francisco known for its radical members and ideas. Other notable works by this author include: “Martin Eden” (1909), “The Kempton-Wace Letters” (1903), and “The Call of the Wild” (1903). 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.

First published in 1917, “The Human Drift” is a collection of essays and short sketches by Jack London, also including a number of plays and his introduction to Richard Henry Dana's “Two Years Before the Mast”. The titular essay, “The Human Drift”, explores humankind's spread across the continents throughout history and the predicted results and eventual end of this 'drift'. John Griffith London (1876 – 1916), commonly known as Jack London, was an American journalist, social activist, and novelist. He was an early pioneer of commercial magazine fiction, becoming one of the first globally-famous celebrity writers who were able to earn a large amount of money from their writing. London is famous for his contributions to early science fiction and also notably belonged to "The Crowd", a literary group an Francisco known for its radical members and ideas. Other notable works by this author include: “Martin Eden” (1909), “The Kempton-Wace Letters” (1903), and “The Call of the Wild” (1903). 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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