Ray Rauth will discuss The Sea Wolf by Jack London on Tuesday, Nov. 26, at 11, at the senior center.
This psychological adventure novel was first published in 1904. The protagonist, an intellectual literary critic named Humphrey Van Weyden, survives an ocean collision and is rescued by Wolf Larsen, the powerful sea captain of a seal hunting schooner. Larsen has been described as a sociopath with exceptional physical strength and intelligence. Through being exposed to cruelty and brutality as a captive on Wolf Larsen’s ship, Van Weyden is forced to become tough and self-reliant.