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Live reading of “A Thousand Deaths” by Jack London

Event at Jack London State Historic Park features master storyteller Jeff Falconer

Master storyteller Jeff Falconer will read Jack London’s gripping short story, “A Thousand Deaths,” on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022, in the House of Happy Walls Museum at Jack London State Historic Park.

“A Thousand Deaths” is a science fiction-style account of a mad scientist who uses his son as a subject in a series of experiments. This pseudo-scientific tale is even more thrilling when read aloud.

One of London’s earliest short stories, “A Thousand Deaths,” was published in 1899 during a desperate period in the author’s life, when he was attempting to gain a footing in the literary world while trying to put food on the family table. It was published by The Black Cat, a fivecent monthly magazine devoted exclusively to original, unusual, fascinating stories.

The two-hour program will begin at 10 a.m. A discussion will follow the reading. Due to the intense subject matter of the story, this program may not be suitable for young children. Reservations are required and can be made at: jacklondonpark.com/events/thousand-deaths/. Attendance is limited.

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