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The biting cold and the aching silence of the far North become an unforgettable backdrop for Jack London's vivid, rousing, superbly realistic wilderness adventure stories featuring the author's unique knowledge of the Yukon and the behavior of humans and animals facing nature at its cruelest.
About the Author
Jack London (1876-1916) was born John Chaney in Pennsylvania, USA. In 1896 he was caught up in the gold rush to the Klondike river in north-west Canada, which became the inspiration for The Call of the Wild (1903) and White Fang (1906). Jack London became one of the most widely read writers in the world.
Call of the Wild by Jack London is a classic read and very well written.
Such beauty and destruction
I first read Call Of The Wild when I was about 10 because it was about a dog, and being a dog lover, I wanted to read it.
I sure enough made myself sick with disgust at the way man treated man's best friend but could not put the book down at all.
White Fang took me a while longer to find but after finally reading it, I realised why I fell so in love with Jack London's writing in the first place.
Some may find it disturbing, others may find it boring, but for those who want to have a great read, I say read it.
It's vicious, bloody, manipulative, but above all, it's really well written from the dog Buck's perspective in Call...
The Call of the Wild, White Fang, and Other Stories
The Call of the Wild
To Build a Fire
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ISBN: 9780140186512 ISBN-10: 0140186514 Series: Twentieth-Century Classics Audience:
For Ages: 18+ years old Format:
Number Of Pages: 416 Published: 26th January 1995 Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.9
Weight (kg): 0.28
Edition Number: 1