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Publisher Comments:

As a young man in the summer of 1897, Jack London joined the Klondike gold rush. From that seminal experience emerged these gripping, inimitable wilderness tales, which have endured as some of London’s best and most defining work. With remarkable insight and unflinching realism, London describes the punishing adversity that awaited men in the brutal, frozen expanses of the Yukon, and the extreme tactics these adventurers and travelers adopted to survive. As Van Wyck Brooks observed, “One felt that the stories had been somehow lived–that they were not merely observed–that the author was not telling tales but telling his life.”

This edition is unique to the Modern Library, featuring twenty-three carefully chosen stories from London’s three collected Northland volumes and his later Klondike tales. It also includes two maps of the region, and notes on the text.

Synopsis:

A collection of twenty-three stories about the Klondike gold rush of 1897 describes the brutal and frozen Yukon landscape and the extreme tactics men adopted to survive the ordeal.

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:
9780307757494
Publisher:
Modern Library
Subject:
Fiction : Classics
Introduction:
Kinder, Gary
Creator:
Jack, London
Author:
Jack, London
Author:
London, Jack
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Wilderness survival
Subject:
Klondike River Valley
Subject:
Gold mines and mining
Subject:
Wilderness areas
Subject:
Adventure stories, American
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20010313
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
281

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