Author who pre-sold 40,000 books over 100 years ago identified at

Before J.K. Rowlings an American author with a connection to UK was the best seller of the day.
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Jack London on
July 29, 2011 - PRLog -- Consider this - it is 1904 and your next book is about to be published following previous successes. The initial print run is a massive 40,000 copies!

So who is this great author? It is Jack London. His book “The Sea Wolf” was a number 1 success. You can evaluate this great work at

Wolf Larsen is no “hero”

An interesting fact about the book “The Sea Wolf” is that its principal protagonist, the sea captain, Wolf Larsen is no hero. This book is in many ways  a psychological thriller. Wolf is an intelligent, vicious captain who would be described as a sociopath today. In many ways, he he could star in a criminal TV show akin to a tyrannical serial killer.

Enjoy the quality of writing of Jack London

A fine example of his writing is shown by these examples from

Samples of his writing is as follows:

" I could see Maud’s solicitude again growing, though she timidly—and even proudly, I think—forbore a repetition of her request. "

" He rained upon it curses from God and High Heaven, and withered it with a heat of invective that savoured of a mediæval excommunication of the Catholic Church. "

" I saw a head, the hair wet and straight, shape itself, and then the unmistakable eyes and face of Wolf Larsen. "

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