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The Call of the WildThe Call of the Wild
Jack London
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Take a trek with Buck the dog and await the call of the wild!

Life is good for Buck in Santa Clara Valley, where he spends his days eating and sleeping in the golden sunshine. But one day a treacherous act of betrayal leads to his kidnap, and he is forced into a life of action and danger. Dragged away to be a sledge dog in the harsh and freezing-cold Yukon, Buck must fight for his survival. Can he rise above his enemies and become the master of his realm once again.
     


 
The Call of the Wild, White Fang, and To Build a FireThe Call of the Wild, White Fang, and To Build a Fire
Jack London
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"To this day Jack London is the most widely read American writer in the world," E.I. Doctrorow wrote in The New York Times Book Review. Generally considered to be London's greatest achievement, The Call of the Wild brought him international acclaim when it was published in 1903. His story of the dog Buck, who learns to survive in the bleak Yukon wilderness, is reviewed by many as his symbolic autobiography. "No other popular writer of his time did any better writing than you will find in The Call of the Wild," said H.L. Mencken. "Here, indeed, are all the elements of sound fiction." White Fang (1906), which London conceived as a "complete antithesis and companion piece to The Call of the Wild," is the tale of an abused wolf-dog tamed by exposure to civilization. Also included in this volume is "To Build a Fire," a marvelously desolate short story set in the Klondike, but containing all the elements of a classic Greek tragedy. "The quintessential Jack London is in the on-rushing compulsiveness of his northern stories," Noted James Dickey. "Few men have more convincingly examined the connection between the creative powers of the individual writer and the unconscious drive to breed and to survive, found in the natural world...London is in and committed to his creations to a degree very nearly unparalleled in the composition of fiction."
     

 
The Call of the Wild, White Fang, and Other StoriesThe Call of the Wild, White Fang, and Other Stories
Jack London
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This volume of the best of Jack London's famed stories of the North includes The Call of the Wild, London's masterpiece about a dog learning to survive in the wilderness, along with "Batard," "Love of Life," and White Fang, the story of a wild dog's acclimation to the world of men, generally considered the companion piece to The Call of the Wild. In his Introduction, James Dickey probes London's strong personal and literary identification with the wolf-dog as symbol and totem. Andrew Sinclair, London's official biographer and the volume's editor, provides a brief account of London's life as sailor, desperado, socialist, adventurer, and acclaimed author.
     

 
The Call of the Wild and White FangThe Call of the Wild and White Fang
Jack London
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The Call of the Wild is the story of Buck, a dog stolen from his home and thurst into the merciless life of the Artic north to endure hardship, bitter cold, and the savage lawlessness of man and beast. White Fang is the adventure of an animal - part dog, part wolf - turned vicious by cruel abuse, then transformed by the patience and affection of one man.
     

 
Call of the Wild & White FangCall of the Wild & White Fang
Jack London
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White FangWhite Fang
Jack London
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When White Fang was first published in 1906, Jack London was well onhis way to becoming one of the most famous, popular and highly piad writers in the world. White Fang stands out as one of his finest achievements, a spellbinding novel of life in the northern wilds.
In gripping detail, London bares the savage realities of the battle for survival among all species in a harsh, unyielding environment. White Fang is part wolf, part dog, a ferocious and magnificent creature through whose experiences we see and feel essential rhythms and patterns of life in the animal kingdom and among mankind as well.
It is, above all, a novel that keenly observes the extraordinary workings of one of nature's greatest gifts to its creatures: the power to adapt. Focusing on this wondrous process, London created in White Fang a classic adventure story as fresh and appealing for today's audiences as for those who made him among the bestselling novelists of his day.
     

 
The Call of the WildThe Call of the Wild
Jack London
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Jack London's novels nad ruggedly individual life seemed to embody American hopes, frustrations and romantic longings in the turbulent first years of the 20th century, years infused with the wonder and excitement of great technological and historic change. His restless spirit, taste for a life of excitement and probing mind led him on a series of hard-edged adventures from the Klondike to the South Seas. Out of these sometimes harrowing experiences--and his fascination with the theories of such thinkers as Darwin, Spencer and Marx--came the inspiration for novels of adventure that would make him one of America's most popular writers. The Call of the Wild, considered by many London's greatest novel, is a gripping tale of a heroic dog who, thrust into the bruatl life of the Alaska Gold Rush, ultimately faces a chocie between living in man's world and returning to nature. Adventure and dog-story enthusiasts as well as students and devotees of American literature will find this clasic work a thrilling, memorable reading experience.
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The Call of the Wild                       - Audiobook on CDThe Call of the Wild - Audiobook on CD
Jack London
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Jack London's stories are classic American favorites. Recorded unabridged in Bookcassette Audio are "Call of the Wild" and three special Klondike stories: "To Build a Fire", "Love of Life" and "To the Man on the Trail". In "Call of the Wild", a domestic dog is kidnapped from his comfortable life on a California estate and thrown into the wild north woods. Buck, half St. Bernard and half Scottish shepherd, is a strong dog but not accustomed to the harsh life of the north and he must fight for survival. He learns how to work hard; how to dig a hole in a snow bank to stay warm; how to eat anything no matter how loathsome; how to scent the weather; how to break ice to find water; and most importantly, how to survive cruelty. At one of the worst moments in his life, Buck receives unexpected human kindness from a new master. With the kind of devotion that only a dog can give, he shows loyalty to his master in ways that are both touching and profound. Unabridged. Read by Roger Dressler. 5 CD. 5 hours.
     

 
Cruise of SnarkCruise of Snark
Jack London
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Inspired by the examples of his heroes Herman Melville, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Joshua Slocum, Jack London determined to sail around the world. In April 1907 he sailed from San Francisco in the forty-five-foot ketch Snark, with his wife, Charmian, a skeleton crew, and his writing to keep him company. Beset by seasickness and tropical disease, London wrote incessantly-not only his major autobiographical novel Martin Eden and numerous short stories, but also a series of sketches recording the voyage itself. These entertaining pieces, collected together into the book he called The Cruise of the Snark, reveal London's indefatigable spirit and love of adventure at sea and among the Pacific islands.
     

 
The Sea-WolfThe Sea-Wolf
Jack London
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In the story, the gentlemen narrator, Humphrey Van Weyden, is pitted against an amoral sea captain, Wolf Larsen, in a clash of idealism. The novel begins when Van Weyden is swept overboard into San Fancisco Bay, and plcuked from the sea by Larsen's seal-hunting vessel, the Ghost. Pressed into service as a cabin boy by the ruthless captain, Van Weyden becomes an unwilling participant in a brutal shipboard drama. Larsen's increasingly violent abuse of the crew fuels a mounting tension that ultimately bolts into mutiny, shipwreck, and a desperate confrontation.
     

 
The Sea WolfThe Sea Wolf
Jack London
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A thrilling epic of a sea voyage and a complex novel of ideas, The Sea Wolf is a standard-bearer of its genre. It is the vivid story of a gentleman scholar, Humphrey Van Weyden, who is rescued by a seal-hunting schooner after a ferryboat accident in San Francisco Bay. London uses Van Weyden's ordeal at the hands of a schooner's devious crew to explore the powerful themes of ambition, courage and the innate will to survive. The Sea Wolf also introduces Jack London's most memorable, fully realized character, Wolf Larsen, the schooner's brutal captain, who ruthlessly crushes anyone standing in his way.
     

 
Sea WolfSea Wolf
Jack London
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The Sea Wolf is Jack London's powerful saga of Humphrey Van Weydon, captured by a seal-hunting ship and now an unwilling sailor under its dreaded captain, Wolf Larsen. The men who sailed with Larsen were treacherous outcasts, but the captain himself was the legendary Sea Wolf-a violent brute of a man.
     

 
Five Great Short StoriesFive Great Short Stories
Jack London
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One of the most widely read of all American writers, Jack London (1876-1916) based his novels and stories on the experiences and observations of a life that took him from the frozen wilds of the Klondike to the sun-drenched atolls of the South Seas. This volume presents a selection of five of his best stories, each brimming with the energy, color and drive typical of London's vivid story-telling style. Here are five stories that epitomize Jack London's mastery of the adventure story and the compelling prose style that influenced generations of writers.
     

 

 
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