The Call of the Wild
First published in 1903, The Call of the Wild is regarded as Jack London's masterpiece. Based on London's experiences as a gold prospector in the Canadian wilderness and his ideas about nature and the struggle for existence, The Call of the Wild is a tale about unbreakable spirit and the fight... show more
First published in 1903, The Call of the Wild is regarded as Jack London's masterpiece. Based on London's experiences as a gold prospector in the Canadian wilderness and his ideas about nature and the struggle for existence, The Call of the Wild is a tale about unbreakable spirit and the fight for survival in the frozen Alaskan Klondike.
Publish date: February 1st 2003
Pages no: 139
Edition language: English
, Read For School
, Classic Literature
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...
Buck, a sturdy crossbreed canine (half St. Bernard, half Shepard), is a dog born to luxury and raised in a sheltered Californian home. But then he is kidnapped and sold to be a sled dog in the harsh and frozen Yukon Territory. Passed from master to master, Buck embarks on an extraordinary journey, p...
Really good-- one of the classics
Once again, I read The Call of the Wild because Jack London is on a list of authors who was born in January. I am doing this birthday challenge from The Dead Writers Society Literary Birthday Challenge. For such a short story, this packs a huge emotional punch. Told in the third person, we follow a ...
This is my first attempt at listening to an audiobook. The plan is to listen to audiobooks when I go for walks, in an attempt to get me out walking more. We'll see if it actually works.The Call of the Wild was a very emotive, sad, brutal read, yet sometimes hopeful. I’m pleased I read this, but it h...
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