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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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Freda's Voice
Freda's Voice rated it 1 year ago
Wow! I went through so many emotions while listening to this audiobook. I was outraged at the abuse that occurred throughout. I was excited by the perseverance of the animals. I was saddened with each death. I was elated when freedom reigned. I now know why this is such an acclaimed classic story. I...
Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog
This isn't an autobiography in the conventional sense. It's clearly and openly a Prohibitionist tract, published seven years before Prohibition came to pass. It just so happens that London chose his own drinking career to illustrate his argument. Hence, those looking for the story of Jack's life may...
Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog
An amusing selection of London's Klondyke tales, surprisingly varied in terms of plot and character.
isanythingopen
isanythingopen rated it 3 years ago
That was a depressing little story. According to Jack London, the end of civilization comes in 2013 on the a wave of a plague no one catches in time. The story is told by a survivor 60 years later, in California, where the survivors grouped up into tribes from Santa Rosa to San Francisco, with s...
Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it 3 years 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...
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