The Call of the Wild: A short adventure novel by Jack London (unabridged 1903 original version) (Paperback)

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THE CALL OF THE WILD
The Call of the Wild is a novel by Jack London published in 1903. The story is set in the Yukon during the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush-a period when strong sled dogs were in high demand.
Synopsis
  • The Call of the Wild is a novel by Jack London published in 1903. The story is set in the Yukon during the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush-a period when strong sled dogs were in high demand. The novel's central character is a dog named Buck, a domesticated dog living at a ranch in the Santa Clara valley of California as the story opens. Stolen from his home and sold into the brutal existence of an Alaskan sled dog, he reverts to atavistic traits. Buck is forced to adjust to, and survive, cruel treatments and fight to dominate other dogs in a harsh climate.
  • Eventually he sheds the veneer of civilization, relying on primordial instincts and lessons he learns, to emerge as a leader in the wild.London lived for most of a year in the Yukon collecting material for the book. The story was serialized in the Saturday Evening Post in the summer of 1903; a month later it was released in book form. The novel's great popularity and success made a reputation for London.
  • Much of its appeal derives from the simplicity with which London presents the themes in an almost mythical form. As early as 1908 the story was adapted to film and it has since seen several more cinematic adaptations.
About the author

John Griffith London (born John Griffith Chaney (1876 - 1916) was an American novelist, journalist, and social activist. A pioneer in the world of commercial magazine fiction, he was one of the first writers to become a worldwide celebrity and earn a large fortune from writing. He was also an innovator in the genre that would later become known as science fiction. His most famous works include The Call of the Wild and White Fang, both set in the Klondike Gold Rush, as well as the short stories "To Build a Fire", and "An Odyssey of the North". Notable books by Jack London are:

  1. The Son of the Wolf
  2. The God of his Fathers & Other Stories
  3. A Daughter of the Snows
  4. The Call of the Wild
  5. The Sea Wolf
  6. The Faith of Men & Other Stories
  7. Tales of the Fish Patrol
  8. Moon-Face & Other Stories
  9. White Fang
  10. Love of Life & Other Stories
  11. The Iron Heel
  12. Martin Eden
  13. Burning Daylight
  14. Lost Face
  15. The Abysmal Brute
  16. South Sea Tales
  17. When God Laughs & Other Stories
  18. The Scarlet Plague
  19. The House of Pride
  20. The Valley of the Moon
  21. The Mutiny of the Elsinore
  22. The Strength of the Strong
  23. The Star Rover
  24. The Little Lady of the Big House
  25. The Turtles of Tasman
  26. Jerry of the Islands
  27. On the Makaloa Mat
  28. Children of the Frost
  29. Dutch Courage and Other Stories


Product Details
ISBN: 9781730735936
ISBN-10: 1730735932
Publisher: Independently Published
Publication Date: November 1st, 2018
Pages: 86
Language: English