Sunday, April 27

Jack And Charmian

Three different biographers of Jack London discuss his second wife, Charmian:

Joseph Noel, 1940: "A young woman named Charmian Kittredge began running out to Piedmont with foils, still masks, padded breast plates, and short tailored skirts that fitted tightly over as nice a pair of hips as one might find anywhere."

Clarice Stasz, 1988: "Finding that the prim and genteel lady was lustful and sexually vigorous in private was like discovering a secret treasure;"

Alex Kershaw, 1999: "At last, here was a woman who adored fornication, expected Jack to make her climax, and to do so frequently, and who didn't burst into tears when the sadist in him punched her in the mouth."

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