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JACK LONDON 


THE ABYSMAL BRUTE 


THE ABYSMAL BRUTE 


JACK LONDON 


Young Pat Glendon is twenty-two years old, weighs two-hundred and twenty pounds, 
has never drunk alcohol nor tasted tobacco and knows little of city life. He’s all 
muscle, moves with cat-like grace and possesses great stamina and strength 
acquired from living natural in the wilds of northern California with his father. Young 
Pat is a natural at prize-fighting. In addition to his brawn he has speed and a natural 
instinct for the sport. His father, a former heavyweight prize-fighter, has trained 
Young Pat and believes it is time for the boy to take on the heavyweight world. But 
being in poor health, the elder Glendon enlists Sam Stubener of San Francisco to be 
the boy’s manager with instructions to protect him from the rottenness of the sport. 

Jack London’s The Abysmal Brute is a story about naivete and natural athleticism 
against the brutishness and corruption of professional boxing, intertwined with a 
touching romance. This novella was twice made into movies: The Abysmal Brute 
(1923) and Conflict (1936), the latter starring John Wayne as Young Pat Glendon. 


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