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Wikisource has original text related to this article: I, personally, would disagree with that. Now and then, there are touches of delightful humour.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. But this, of course, is not the main reason to read this brief novel. Please try again later. Oct 23, Anatolij rated it liked it Shelves: As fast-paced as a ten-rounder.

He was big, strong and raised by his father. Though there’s a sprinkling of London’s pet philosophical themes throughout the story–evolution, nature vs. It kind of made me feel like i was in another time. He tells her his opponent faked the knockout; he is beginning to realize the corruption in the game, and says he is quitting boxing, although Sam has arranged a fight jaxk top boxer Tom Cannam.

The Abysmal Brute is a brief and entertaining read with enough unexpected turns in its plot to qualify it as a pleasant surprise. For more help see the Common Knowledge help page. Einar rated it really liked it Sep 30, The paperback edition from Bison books features an introductory essay by Michael Oriard that puts the book into historical context and gives the reader a good picture of the boxing world of a hundred years ago.


He loves nature, is afraid of cities, and is shy of women. Read it as a charming period piece full of exciting boxing scenes. In addition to possessing an obviously profound knowledge of his subject, London exhibits a true love for boxing. I found this book on the sidewalk on my way home from work. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

The boy was an innocent but he easily defeated all his opponents. Feb 05, Asails F rated it really liked it Shelves: Apr 11, Paul Conder rated it it was amazing. English Choose a language for shopping. Son of a fighter, the young man in question was raised in the country.

Sam tells Pat to make his fights last longer; since Pat says that he is master of his opponent “at any inch or second of the fight”, they agree on which round the knockout will happen.

When compared to London’s other boxing stories, The Abysmal Brute is on a par with London’s other boxing novel, The Game, but not as compelling as his excellent short stories “A Piece of Steak” and “The Mexican,” which are far more dark and serious in tone. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Learn more about Amazon Prime. By no means is it perfect, but there is more to it than adolescent escapism. References to this book Jack London’s Racial Lives: If you like outdoors adventures, try American born author James Oliver Curwood.

Srikanth rated it liked it Aug 06, Nifty touch of irony it is. The detailed, naturalistic descriptions of boxing matches, the people who fight them, and the combat strategy involved really creates the feeling of being in the ring with the contenders. Home Groups Talk Zeitgeist. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. London was part of the radical literary group “The Crowd” in San Francisco and a passionate advocate of unionization, socialism, and the rights of workers.


The Abysmal Brute by Jack London

Since this book was first published init was duh! I is all heartbreaking and makes you understand the awful tragedies. Trivia About The Abysmal Brute. Boxing stories–Jack London’s tale of the corruption of prize fighting — and the one young fighter who dared to stand up against it!

To ask other readers questions about The Abysmal Bruteplease sign up. As a fight fan, I really enjoyed this tale of an honest man in a corrupt world. I kept waiting for some sort of grand tragedy or other complete nonsense to ruin bruhe whole thing, but it tye happened. First published in book form by The Century Company, May Written in his later career the story has a depth of character tha Combining Jack London’s social writing with his love for California and boxing, this is a swipe at the corruption in boxing that existed at the time and probably still permeates the sport now.

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It is definitely a material for secondaries. Aug 24, Carl rated it really liked it. Start reading The Abysmal Brute on your Kindle in under a minute. Jul 24, Rumell Khan rated jafk it was amazing.