The Mucker (1913) by Edgar Rice Burroughs Pbk, Ballantine, 320 p.
This was a great, rip-roaring ride of a novel. The Mucker is like a whole bunch of different genres all wrapped up in one book. It is a sea story, a marooned story, the story of a prize fighter, a fugitive tale, and a love story. Burroughs weaves virtually every pulp genre together into the tale of Bill Byrne, The Mucker.