The life of Jack London and his second wife, Charmian. Charmian's influence on her husband - his writings, his life, his philosophies.
Passionate, dreamer, magic maker of imaginary worlds. Jack London wrote 40 novels in 14 years. He lived in the time (and befriended) Harry Houdini, Sinclair Lewis, Sara Bernhardt, amongst other luminaries of the day. Was oyster pirate, sailor, rode the rails, prospected gold, sailed the Pacific in a 42 foot sloop.
His connection with everyone caused such devotion that when he died at the age of 40, many members from his Bohemian crowd committed suicide. They simply didn’t know what to do. Jack’s soul was unpretentious. To know him (as poet Anna Strunsky wrote) was to inspire warmth.
He believed in a philosophy of materialism, that love was an archaic idea swept away by rationalism. “Marriage should be based solely on scientific principles.” Science held all answers. Until he met Charmian Kittridge. She changed his world with reckless abandon. This caused his heart to feel something he had never felt before, dare he call it – LOVE?
He so dared.
Charmian would become his soul-mate and best-friend – and love would change his life and career forever.