Jack London is an iconic American writer, social activist, mostly known as the author of adventure fiction. Many of his literary works, including novels and short stories, based on his own life experience and they have inspired numerous authors' works, and adaptations for television and film. “The Star-Rover”, also known as “The Jacket”, is a novel, first published in 1915. The main protagonist is a university professor, serving life imprisonment in San Quentin State Prison for murder. Narrated by the first person, the story represents the depiction of prison life and impunity of prison officials, who try to break the spirit professor of by means of a torture device called "the jacket". The story provided the basis for a 2005 psychological thriller “The Jacket”, so it will keep the reader on tenterhooks from cover to cover and undoubtedly will not leave you indifferent. Enjoy the reading.