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La quimera del oro

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La fiebre del oro surgida en Alaska, que a muchos enriqueció y a otros arrojó a la más absoluta indigencia, es el motor de esta selección de cuentos del genial Jack London. El frío polar, telón de fondo y auténtico protagonista de estas implacables historias desnuda la quierma en la que se sustentan las ambiciones, debilidades y codicias del ser humano.
Hardcover, 255 pages
Published 1982 by Hyspamérica (first published 1903)
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Jose lana
Jan 08, 2016 Jose lana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This is a collection of tales based on the youth experiences of Jack London in the golde rush near 1900 in the Yukón river territory ,he tells with great realism and fluid prose the figth by the survival of the man in the utterly hostile environement of the extreme freezing colds in that land,also the magic and seduction of the most pure wild nature where only rules the law of survival at any price,are tales rough and hard without concessions, as also are his south seas tales in Polinesia.
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Julián
Feb 11, 2016 Julián rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Son relatos cortos sobre mineros en Alaska y Canadá que se leen con auténtico placer. Una gozada de principio a fin. La mayoría son historias sobre pobres diablos que casi siempre terminan mal en busca de una fortuna en el cruel frío ártico. Los protagonistas de estas historias (de esos que en las películas del oeste salen con pijama enterizo y cafetera en la hoguera) soportan un clima gélido y sufren penalidades sin fin, en muchos casos víctimas de sus propios vicios: ignorancia (La hoguera), a ...more
Maria Mallorquin Cañete
Jack London tiene una forma única de ver el lado más salvaje del ser humano. La quimera del oro es una obra impresionante sobre la lucha entre la codicia y la supervivencia en un entorno que no perdona errores. 200% recomendado.
Elrond24
Aug 07, 2015 Elrond24 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
De lo peorcito que he leído este año. Se trata de una serie de relatos cortos en la época de la fiebre del oro en Alaska. La mayoría son todos iguales y acaban igual. Quizá algún día lo retome con más calma y poco a poco, pero será dentro de muuuuuuucho.
Hans
Jan 25, 2016 Hans rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Me gustaron 7 de las 13 historias que incluye el libro. Algunas son demasiado lentas y otras tienen un final muy abrupto.
Juan Hidalgo
Apr 11, 2013 Juan Hidalgo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Increíbles aventuras en la época de la fiebre del oro
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Jack London was an American novelist, journalist, social-activist and short-story writer whose works deal romantically with elemental struggles for survival. At his peak, he was the highest paid and the most popular of all living writers. Because of early financial difficulties, he was largely self educated past grammar school.

London drew heavily on his life experiences in his writing. He spent ti
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