WorldCat Identities

Magnus, Erwin

Overview
Works: 229 works in 1,017 publications in 2 languages and 2,863 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Sea stories  Folklore  Action and adventure fiction  Short stories  Sea fiction  Comic books, strips, etc  Juvenile works 
Roles: Translator, Creator, Author, Contributor, Other, Author of afterword, colophon, etc.
Classifications: PS3523.O46, 813.52
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Most widely held works about Erwin Magnus
 
Most widely held works by Erwin Magnus
The sea wolf by Jack London( Book )

40 editions published between 1926 and 2013 in German and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life of a Norwegian sealing schooner and a grim picture of a sailor who is a combination of savage and superman
The road by Jack London( Book )

41 editions published between 1924 and 1982 in German and Undetermined and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Griffith "Jack" London was born John Griffith Chaney on January 12th, 1876 in San Francisco. His father, William Chaney, was living with his mother Flora Wellman when she became pregnant. Chaney insisted she have an abortion. Flora's response was to turn a gun on herself. Although her wounds were not severe the trauma made her temporarily deranged. In late 1876 his mother married John London and the young child was brought to live with them as they moved around the Bay area, eventually settling in Oakland where Jack completed grade school. Jack also worked hard at several jobs, sometimes 12-18 hours a day, but his dream was university. He was lent money for that and after intense studying enrolled in the summer of 1896 at the University of California in Berkeley. In 1897, at 21, Jack searched out newspaper accounts of his mother's suicide attempt and the name of his biological father. He wrote to William Chaney, then living in Chicago. Chaney said he could not be London's father because he was impotent; and casually asserted that London's mother had relations with other men. Jack, devastated by the response, quit Berkeley and went to the Klondike. Though equally because of his continuing dire finances Jack might have taken that as the excuse he needed to leave. In the Klondike Jack began to gather material for his writing but also accumulated many health problems, including scurvy, hip and leg problems many of which he then carried for life. By the late 1890's Jack was regularly publishing short stories and by the turn of the century full blown novels. By 1904 Jack had married, fathered two children and was now in the process of divorcing. A stint as a reporter on the Russo-Japanese war of 1904 was equal amounts trouble and experience. But that experience was always put to good use in a remarkable output of work. Twelve years later Jack had amassed a wealth of writings many of which remain world classics. He had a reputation as a social activist and a tireless friend of the workers. And yet on November 22nd 1916 Jack London died in a cottage on his ranch at the age of only 40
Martin Eden by Jack London( Book )

22 editions published between 1927 and 2008 in German and Undetermined and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The semiautobiographical story of an impoverished seaman who pursues, obsessively and aggressively, dreams of education and literary fame
Jerry of the islands by Jack London( Book )

25 editions published between 1926 and 1979 in German and Undetermined and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is London's final novel. It features a lovable dog named Jerry and his adventure on a plantation
Burning Daylight by Jack London( Book )

43 editions published between 1926 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An action-filled story of the Yukon Territory in 1893, the surging novel of the men who gambled their lives and opened the vast Canadian North in their lust for gold, Burning Daylight was Jack London's best selling book during his lifetime
Das letzte Kapitel : Roman by Knut Hamsun( Book )

28 editions published between 1924 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Barleycorn by Jack London( Book )

34 editions published between 1920 and 2011 in German and Undetermined and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Semi-autobiographical, drawing on the author's recollections of alcoholism
Cajus Julius Caesar by Georg Brandes( Book )

5 editions published in 1925 in German and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

South Sea tales by Jack London( Book )

21 editions published between 1924 and 1987 in German and Undetermined and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of stories that portray life in the South Seas
Smoke Bellew by Jack London( Book )

27 editions published between 1931 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christopher Bellew, a San Francisco newspaperman and dandy, sets off on what he believes will be a brief trek into the Klondike to cover the latest gold rush
A son of the sun : the adventures of Captain David Grief by Jack London( Book )

20 editions published between 1926 and 1970 in German and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Entertaining, atmospheric, and action-filled - yet difficult to obtain until now - the eight short stories in Jack London's A Son of the Sun center on the thrilling exploits of Captain David Grief in the dangerous and exotic South Seas." "Captain Grief encounters the adventurers, scoundrels, pirates, and opportunists who followed the example of their colonial predecessors and exploited the islands and their resources early in the twentieth century. Inspired by London's own voyage through the South Seas on board his self-made yacht, the Snark, these stories paint a colorful - and at times horrifying - picture of the remote South Pacific."--Jacket
Michael, brother of Jerry by Jack London( Book )

15 editions published between 1926 and 1989 in German and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adventures of a dog on land and at sea, among humans of all kinds, including those practicing extreme cruelty and using language many may find objectionable
Smoke and Shorty by Jack London( Book )

20 editions published between 1931 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jude oder Europäer, porträt von Georg Brandes; mit 8 bildnissen by Henri Nathansen( Book )

5 editions published between 1930 and 1931 in German and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Eskimo, ein roman von der Hudson-bai by Peter Freuchen( Book )

16 editions published between 1928 and 1949 in German and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erlebnis und Deutung : eine vergleichende Studie zur Religionspsychologie by Harald Høffding( Book )

7 editions published in 1923 in German and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die glücklichen Inseln by Jack London( Book )

16 editions published between 1930 and 1980 in German and Undetermined and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In den Wäldern des Nordens by Jack London( Book )

12 editions published between 1926 and 1979 in German and Undetermined and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In den Wäldern des Nordens erzählt von einem Moschusjäger, der als einziger Überlebender seiner Gruppe, zu Tode erschöpft bei einem Eskimo Stamm Aufnahme fand und bei diesen unkomplizierten Menschen blieb. Nach fünf Jahren wird er von einer Expedition gefunden. Seine Entscheidung, wieder in die Zivilisation zurückzukehren, wird für alle zum Schicksal
Menschen der Tiefe by Jack London( Book )

11 editions published between 1928 and 2013 in German and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London, Avgrundens folk [Publit]
Meuterei auf der Elsinore by Jack London( Book )

13 editions published between 1926 and 1980 in German and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Audience level: 0.43 (from 0.08 for Smoke Bell ... to 0.92 for Die glück ...)

Alternative Names
Erwin Magnus deutscher Schriftsteller und Übersetzer

Erwin Magnus Duits auteur (1881-1947)

Erwin Magnus German author and translator

Magnus, Erwin Siegmund 1881-1947

Languages
German (379)

English (7)