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The Call of the Wild, White Fang & to Build a Fire (Modern Library)

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To this day Jack London is the most widely read American writer in the world," E. L. Doctorow 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 viewed 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 compulsive-ness 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."

Synopsis:

London's epic of the great outdoors from 1903 tells the story of Buck, a dog taken from his safe home and thrust into the brutal Arctic north of the Yukon wilderness. It is published with the novel "White Fang", the story of an abused wolf-dog, and the marvelously desolate short story, "To Build a Fire".

About the Author

Jack London (1876-1916), by turns a renegade adventurer,

a war correspondent, and an avowed socialist, first achieved fame with The Son of the Wolf (1900), a collection of short stories drawn from his experiences in the Klondike gold rush. "The greatest story Jack London ever wrote was the story he lived,  said Alfred Kazin.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375752513
Introduction:
Doctorow, E. L.
Publisher:
Modern Library
Introduction by:
Doctorow, E. L.
Introduction:
Doctorow, E. L.
Author:
London, Jack
Author:
Doctorow, E. L.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Dogs
Subject:
Alaska
Subject:
Wolves
Subject:
Gold mines and mining
Subject:
Adventure stories, American
Subject:
Klondike River Valley (Yukon)
Subject:
Sled dogs
Subject:
Feral dogs
Subject:
Klondike River Valley (Yukon) Gold discoveries Fiction.
Subject:
Klondike River Valley
Subject:
Wolfdogs
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one auth
Subject:
Wolves -- Fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;classic;alaska
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1998
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Modern Library classics
Series Volume:
no. 2001-2633
Publication Date:
20020131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.99x5.32x.63 in. .46 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , London's epic of the great outdoors from 1903 tells the story of Buck, a dog taken from his safe home and thrust into the brutal Arctic north of the Yukon wilderness. It is published with the novel "White Fang", the story of an abused wolf-dog, and the marvelously desolate short story, "To Build a Fire".
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