This 1913 collection of short stories contains some of Jack London's best tales, including: "The Night-born", "The Madness of John Harned", "When the World was Young", "The Benefit of the Doubt", "Winged Blackmail", "Bunches of Knuckles", "War", "Under the Deck Awnings", "To Kill a Man", and "The Mexican". John Griffith London (1876 - 1916), commonly known as Jack London, was an American journalist, social activist, and novelist. He was an early pioneer of commercial magazine fiction, becoming one of the first globally-famous celebrity writers who were able to earn a large amount of money from their writing. London is famous for his contributions to early science fiction and also notably belonged to "The Crowd", a literary group an Francisco known for its radical members and ideas. These fantastic stories are highly recommended for lovers of the form and constitute must-reads for fans of London's writing. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.