August 26 -- Anniversary of Jack London's First Adventure
Jack London's Voyage on the Sophie Sutherland Ends on August 26, 1893===
First Story Based on That Voyage Published November 11, 1893
Launches Fantastic Literary Career Spanning Seventeen Years
On this day in literary history, Jack London returned from the seal-hunting voyage that launched his career and formed the basis of his first published work, A Typhoon Off the Coast of Japan, and also provided some of the grim, realistic detail of Pacific seal hunting that bathes the pages of The Sea Wolf in blood.