The Call of the Wild [NOOK Book]

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The Call of the Wild was published in 1903, and is often cited as Jack London's best work. The hero of the story is Buck, a domesticated dog who becomes part of a sled dog team during the gold rush in the Yukon.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012672056
  • Publisher: Matsuzine Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/16/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 90 KB

Meet the Author

John Griffith "Jack" London (1876 – 1916) was an American author, best known today for his wilderness tales. Less known was his passion for worker rights and several works of fiction and non-fiction that resulted from this interest. Jack London was a part of the gold rush, which lent a setting for much of his fiction including The Call of the Wild.
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Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted August 14, 2011

    I An Unexpectedly Great Read

    When I began the book, it was boring. But further into the book it turned into a great read! I would definitely recommend this book. I'm not into adventure books, but I love this book! Read this book!

    33 out of 42 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 21, 2011

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    DO NOT GET THIS BOOK!!!

    The Call of the Wild is a wonderful story and I recommend it to everyone young and old. However, DO NOT get this particular copy. It is difficult to read due to a lot of weird letters and characters inserted throughout. I tried several different free versions and they all have this defect. I finally fouond one for $0.99 which was wonderful. I love free stuff same as the next person, but this isn't worth it.

    21 out of 34 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 4, 2008

    I Also Recommend:

    The Call of The Wild

    This captivating novel is about a large wolf-like dog named Buck that gets exposed to many hardships and triumphs during the Alaskan Gold Rush. He goes from being a pet to a mail carrier to a sled dog. London shows these experiences through a dog's point of view, and all the other dogs in the story become humanlike characters with different idiosyncrasies. An example of this is Dave, one of the sled dogs Buck encounters. He is very monotone and spends his free time moping around.<BR/><BR/>Jack London also demonstrates the wide spectrum of humanity throughout the book and how Buck needs to adapt to it. At the beginning he is very safe from danger and hunger under the protection of Judge Miller. Suddenly he is dognapped and is treated terribly, confined in a cage and beaten with a club. Towards the end of the book a man treats him with fairness and respect. <BR/><BR/>In the novel there are many inner conflicts with Buck, and every problem put in front of him is something to overcome and become stronger from. There are many instances where Buck uses his instinct and brain to accomplish things that would otherwise be impossible, like when he leads the dog team after the original leader gets killed. In the end, he makes a life-changing choice and answers the call of the wild.

    14 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2012

    Read before and reading it again!!!

    I love this book. I read it when I was in third grade and could not put it down. It's hard for me to like books because I really don't like reading. Five stars... I recomend this book to anyone.

    12 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2011

    Great classic book written in a great classic style.

    If you are even remotely a dog lover you have got to read this book!

    10 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2012

    Epic

    Is was a very good book

    9 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2012

    I LOVE THIS BOOK. The Call of the Wild's main theme is survival;

    I LOVE THIS BOOK. The Call of the Wild's main theme is survival; Buck, a dog and the protaganist of the story, struggles with man, nature, and other dogs during this entire book. He is taken away from his comforable southland home and moved to the harsh north during the gold rush. Throughout the story he grapples with &quot;The Law of Club and Fang,&quot; trying to become a leader and dominant creature; many things suprise him and he learns much. Great book for vocabulary. While reading I learned the word &quot;superfluous.&quot;

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2012

    Great book, a Must Read

    Very good book, written from the dogs standpoint, I thought it a hard role to take on, but it was easily mastered. A must read for any dog or nature lover, dont let the bad reviews fool you! Plenty of action, very descriptive, and fun. Just read this one, its quick!

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2011

    great

    read

    7 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2012

    Great, beatuiful book.

    This was a very nice jand altogether an amazingly deep book.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2012

    Gret book

    I'm 12 and i think that this is a great book

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2009

    The Whole Book

    The whole book was utterly amazing.I thought it had fantastic discription and action.Though it was kinda' predictable throughout the story. I mean Curly gets killed ,Buck gets revenge, Spitz dies and Buck gets the roll of leader. Then it's like any dramatic-action story past that. The team gets moved around, the half-scotts breed shoots that one dog and after that the whole team dies except Buck. But when Buck belongs to John Thorton i hadn't really seen anything like that before. He saved his life three times and pulled a thousand pounds of flower. What a dog.

    6 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2012

    R-

    Good but there were alot of typos.....

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2012

    Grate book!

    Really good book. It's a grate classic book.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2012

    A

    When the book ended, I wanted to applaud

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 7, 2011

    Good read

    Excellent book, but sometimes very dark.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 13, 2010

    Love this book. Jack London has a way w/words when it comes to nature and animals. You can almost feel his love for them both. If you love animals and nature, must read!

    Great book. Love Jack London's way of writing from the animal's perspective. Almost as if the dog is the author. Wrenches your heart to know that some people are actually that cruel to animals. B/also proves the point that a dog will react and be faithful to a good master and not to a cruel master. Be kind to a dog and you've got the most faithful friend on earth a man could have.

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2012

    Awsome book

    5 star

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2012

    Call of the Wild

    This book is excellent for readers who like suspense and action. Instead of being a superhero in the city, the story contains a smart dog in the frozen wilderness of Alaska.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2012

    T

    I had to read this bokk in language arts and i loved it so much i looked for it on here to read again!!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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