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I cannot assume that this will continue to be the case. This young Hercules of the forest has been blessed with a remarkable physical strength and prodigious natural talents that have been polished to brilliance under the tutelage of his father.

Rumen Mavrov rated it really liked it Nov 21, Yes even the first boxing movie was filmed shortly before this book was published which was around the same time of the temporary relaxing of New York boxing laws Amazon Kindle 0 editions. If you like outdoors adventures, try American born author James Oliver Curwood.

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Sam Stubener, a boxing manager in San Franciscotravels to a remote log cabin in northern California on getting a letter from retired boxer Pat Glendon, who lives there with his son, Pat Glendon Jr, a promising young boxer. Don’t have a Kindle? Not really a book, far closer to a short story or maybe a novella. Retrieved from ” https: Jack London even quipped that men brkte to boxing at the YMCA’s and KOC leagues to escape the rigid conservatism of women who wanted to control all aspects of a mans life.


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I’ve read many of London’s works, but I had never heard of this boxing tome before coming across it. It is on high-school level, as hackneyed as they come, and totally unbelievable, though not entirely without tenderness and charm.

The Abysmal Brute was based on one of several plot outlines he bought from Sinclair Lewis vrute, an admirer of London who was at the beginning of his career. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

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He had a pure heart but his father trained him to be a fighter. It left me inspired and smiling.

Pat Jr fights well; otherwise, he knows little of city life; he hunts and fishes in the forest, he reads poetry and avoids women. Pat fights one last bout, tells the He loves nature, is afraid of cities, and is thee of women. The Abysmal Brute by Jack London. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

The Abysmal Brute

U of Nebraska Press Amazon. The mutual shock and his awkwardness make for an amusing scene. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

Google Books — Loading Kate rated it liked it Sep 12, The fight scenes, while not always engrossing, are well imagined, and London’s dialogue sparkles even when tinged with schmaltz.

Abyamal Abysmal Brute by Jack London. The Abysmal Brute Combining Jack London’s social writing with his love for California and abyysmal, this is a swipe at the corruption in boxing that existed at the time and probably still permeates the sport now. Nifty touch of irony it is. It’s a super quick read.


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The Abysmal Brute is a boxing novel by Jack London, originally published in U of Nebraska Press- Fiction – pages. The boy was an innocent but he easily defeated all his opponents. Jack London’s tale of the corruption of prize fighting — and the one young fighter who dared to stand up against it! A young boxer, Young Pat Glendon, is discovered in the back woods of Northern California and proceeds to become a sensation at the hands of a ‘trusted’ manager only to discover he has been led astray.

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The Abysmal Brute by Jack London

Pat’s career takes off, winning fights worldwide. Jul 19, Sidik Fofana rated it it was amazing. I was indeed smiling at the perfect conclusion. Jessica rated it it was ok Apr 18, Yes even the first boxing movie was filmed shortly before this book Jack London had a handle on the boxing industry as he was a boxer from San Francisco alongside Abe Attell the Feather Weight Champion of the World.

Ryan rated it really liked it Nov 08, A pioneer in the then-burgeoning world of commercial magazine fiction, he was one of the first fiction writers to obtain worldwide celebrity and a large fortune from his fiction alone. On the other hand, with a little updating this book could easily be turned into a Hollywood movie where defying believability is commonplace.