Synopses & Reviews
White Fang was written as the companion book to Jack London's classic 1903 runaway bestseller The Call of the Wild. Seen through the eyes of White Fang -- who is half dog, half wolf -- the story follows the creature as he is forced to endure a series of harsh environments that turn him from his youthful innocence to mad-dog cruelty. That is, until a young man comes along and offers kindness and friendship. But friendship is something that White Fang doesn't understand... yet. White Fang is more than great storytelling. It is a careful study of the effects of our environments in forming who we are. With fascinating details of the Klondike gold rush and North American Indian life, it is also a remarkable snapshot of its time. With striking illustrations and extended captions unique to the Whole Story series, this striking edition provides background information modern readers could otherwise access only through a broad range of supplemental research. This distinctive approach places White Fang -- first published in 1906 -- within the context of its era, bringing it vividly to life.
About the Author
John Griffith�"Jack"�London�(1876-1916) is an American author, journalist, and social activist.�Some of his most famous works include�The Call of the Wild�and�White Fang, as well as the short stories "To Build a Fire", "An Odyssey of the North", and "Love of Life".