Sunday, September 9, 2018

Authors from Our Reading Lists: Jack London

Jack London 1876-1916
The Call of the Wild (1903)
London’s most famous story is of the dog Buck, who sheds the virtues of civilized life and reverts to a wild state and thus survives in the Canadian wilderness during the Klondike gold rush.
White Fang (1906)
“White Fang,” a companion story to “The Call of the Wild,” depicts the domestication of a wolf and has been described as “an allegory of humanity’s progression from nature to civilization.”
The Sea-Wolf (1904)
About “The Sea-Wolf,” Ambrose Bierce wrote, “The great thing — and it is among the greatest of things — is that tremendous creation, Wolf Larsen... The hewing out and setting up of such a figure is enough for a man to do in one lifetime.”
And don't forget short stories.
A man and his dog fight for survival during a bitterly cold Arctic trek.


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