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Jack London
John Griffith "Jack" London (born John Griffith Chaney) was an American author, journalist, and social activist. A pioneer in the then-burgeoning world of commercial magazine fiction, he was one of the first fiction writers to obtain worldwide celebrity and a large fortune from his fiction alone.... show more
John Griffith "Jack" London (born John Griffith Chaney) was an American author, journalist, and social activist. A pioneer in the then-burgeoning world of commercial magazine fiction, he was one of the first fiction writers to obtain worldwide celebrity and a large fortune from his fiction alone.

Some of his most famous works include The Call of the Wild and White Fang, both set in the Klondike Gold Rush, as well as the short stories "To Build a Fire", "An Odyssey of the North", and "Love of Life". He also wrote of the South Pacific in such stories as "The Pearls of Parlay" and "The Heathen", and of the San Francisco Bay area in "The Sea Wolf."

London was part of the radical literary group, "The Crowd", in San Francisco, and a passionate advocate of unionization, socialism, and the rights of workers. He wrote several powerful works dealing with these topics, such as his dystopian novel "The Iron Heel," his non-fiction exposé "The People of the Abyss," and "The War of the Classes."
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Birth date: 1876-01-12
Died: 1916-11-22
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Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it 1 month ago
When I see a dog turn a phrase far better than I can and wax philosophical about matters I've barely pondered, I can't help but think that modern public schooling has failed me. Buck, protagonist of The Call of the Wild, is one smart dog. He's smarter than me. Just think of what a cat could create.I...
Gatta ci cova
Gatta ci cova rated it 2 years ago
Diecimila anni di cultura e civiltà svaniti in un batter d’occhio, “fugaci come schiuma”. La peste scarlatta uscì nel 1912 sulla rivista “The London Magazine”. In Italia fu pubblicato nel 1927 dalla casa editrice Sonzogno. Nel 2013 un’epidemia falcidiò l’umanità. Pochissimi i sopravvissuti. Sess...
The Caffeinated Bibliophile
The Caffeinated Bibliophile rated it 2 years ago
The story of Buck, a St. Bernard/Shepherd cross family pet, stolen and subsequently sold to become a sled dog in the harsh environments of the Alaskan wild. Passed from owner to owner, Buck soon learns that the only way to survive is to use his sheer size to overpower any would be attackers and sho...
Burfobookalicious
Burfobookalicious rated it 2 years ago
This was my first introduction to Jack London's work and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The storyline was gritty and very in keeping with the period and the tough life for pioneers in the wilderness of north america. But, it was also gripping and offered a really satisfying read. On the strength of this b...
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents rated it 2 years ago
Interesting group of shortsI don't think most of them had an actual point. They were just really about life and the quirks it is. I think the dog one stands out the most to me or maybe the hanging man or the couple divorcing.
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