Synopses & Reviews
To Build A Fire and Other Stories
is the most comprehensive and wide-ranging collection of Jack London's short stories available in paperback. This superb volume brings together twenty-five of London's finest, including a dozen of his great Klondike stories, vivid tales of the Far North were rugged individuals, such as the Malemute Kid face the violence of man and nature during the Gold Rush Days. Also included are short masterpieces from his later writing, plus six stories unavailable in any other paperback edition. Here, along with London's famous wilderness adventures and fireband desperadoes, are portraits of the working man, the immigrant, and the exotic outcast: characters representing the entire span of the author's prolific imaginative career, in tales that have been acclaimed throughout the world as some of the most thrilling short stories ever written.
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.
Table of Contents
To the man on trail -- The White silence -- In a far country -- The Wisdom of the trail -- An Odyssey of the north -- The Law of life -- The God of his fathers -- Batard -- The League of the old men -- Love of live -- The wit of Porportuk -- To build a fire -- All gold canyon -- The Apostate -- South of the Slot -- The Chinago -- A Piece of steak -- Mauki -- Koolau the Leper -- The Strength of the strong -- War -- The Mexican -- Told in the drooling ward -- The Water baby -- The Red one