The Cruise of the Dazzler


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John Griffith London (born John Griffith Chaney; January 12, 1876 - November 22, 1916) was an American novelist, journalist, and social activist. A pioneer in the world of commercial magazine fiction, he was one of the first writers to become a worldwide celebrity and earn a large fortune from writing. He was also an innovator in the genre that would later become known as science fiction. His most famous works include The Call of the Wild and White Fang, both set in the Klondike Gold Rush, as well as the short stories "To ...

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Jan 14, 2015

An Adventurous Morality Tale

Set in San Francisco Bay around 1900 The Cruise of the Dazzler is a fast moving novel about a boy who learns some life lessons when he runs away to sea. Bored with school, Joe decides to join a crew of men on a sloop and find adventure. This seems like a fairly harmless move but Joe comes to learn that the crew of the Dazzler is involved with a group of pirates and thieves. Realizing that he is with the wrong people, Joe attempts to run away from the ship. Unsuccessful with that endeavor, Joe encounters a storm at sea and manages to escape alive. Joe eventually returns home and realizes that life has many opportunities and that he needs to make better decisions. In sum, this fast-moving morality tale and adventure story will appeal to all ages.

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