After giving birth, Flora turned the baby over for care to Virginia Prentiss, an African-American woman and former slave.
Between my legs is a beautiful horse. He saw his writing as a business, his ticket out of poverty, and, he hoped, a means of beating the wealthy at their own game.
In 18 years, he had written 50 books, 20 of them novels. He has suffered bitterly.
Closely modelled on his own rise to stardom, the story traces the ascent of an aspiring author who, after writing his way out of the working class and achieving renown, discovers how a slick public image and marketing gimmickry trump artistic talent and aesthetic complexity in a world bent on glitz and profit.
Unlike President Obama, London and Orwell were real socialists, although London combined his socialist views — rather incongruously — with social Darwinism.
London's had comedy relief in it and a sort of easy-going romance. London asked William Randolph Hearstthe owner of the San Francisco Examiner, to be allowed to transfer to the Imperial Russian Armywhere he felt that restrictions on his reporting and his movements would be less severe.