for The Sea-Wolf
by Jack London
In The Sea-Wolf, London's most gripping novel, Humphrey Van Weyden is rescued from the freezing waters of San Francisco Bay by a demonic sea captain and introduced to fates far worse that death. Through this story London recalls his own adventures on a sealing vessel at the age of seventeen.
John Sutherland's notes include a history of pelagic seal hunting and an account of the many cinematic versions of this novel.
Publisher description retrieved from Google Books.