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Vendor: Sayre Street Books
Publication Date: 2016
The Call of the Wild was published in 1903 and set during the Klondike Gold Rush of the 1890s. The main character is a dog named Buck, stolen from his home in California and sold into service as a sled dog in the Yukon. The novel charts Buck's transformation from domestication to a state of animalistic instinct.
This short novel has been adapted for the screen and television on numerous occasions.
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Jack London was an American author, journalist, and adventurer. London's early careers as sailor, fisherman, and prospector provided inspiration for his later writing, and it was only when he returned from the Klondike that London decided to focus on social activism and journalism. He soon became a popular magazine columnist and author, and a prolific commercial writer, penning over two dozen novels, and numerous short stories and poems. His most famous works include The Call of the Wild, White Fang, The Sea-Wolf, and the short stories "To Build a Fire," and "An Oddyssey of the North." London died in 1916.