Jack London's The Sea Wolf, published in 1904, was an awesome novel! I recommend you read it very soon. It's a good old-fashioned nautical adventure, complete with brutish sailors, a beautiful woman, an enigmatic captain, a desert island, and stormy weather. That isn't to say that it is a formulaic tale, because what makes the writing so rich is that it is a psychological exploration of the protagonist, Wolf Larsen, and his thoughts on mortality and morality. It was captivating, and was both accessible and intellectual. This was the first book I have read by London. I look forward to reading more.