Call of the Wild (Original 1903 Edition)

Call of the Wild (Original 1903 Edition)

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by Jack London
     
 

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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

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E-book Compatible Edition of the original publication in its entirety.

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.

Whether or not you have read Jack London's most compelling novel before, "Call of the Wild" will thrill and entertain you and will certainly be a prize amongst your collection.

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ISBN-13:
2940011924972
Publisher:
Manatee Media
Publication date:
11/22/2010
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
72 KB

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Call of the Wild 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 261 reviews.
JessLucy More than 1 year ago
I can't believe I've never read this book before now, or anything by Jack London (I'm 34). This was an amazingly insightful, emotional and gorgeously written book. "Love that was feverish and burning, that was adoration, that was madness"....WOW! I've never heard true love so adequately and beautifully expressed. Amazing book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Bought this to add to my 6/7th grade classroom library, especially to keep high interest for male readers. Successful!
lovestoread203 More than 1 year ago
This clasic is one great book! Written by Jack London, "The Call of the Wild" is a tale about a dog who is taken away to be a sled dog in the times of the Gold Rush. The dog, Buck, must follow the saying: "Survivial of the Fittest", making him more wolf then dog. This book will keep you turning the pages right until the end. The first chapter or two are a little boring, but after that, you have follow Buck's developing understanding of how things work on a sled team. With the unintended help of the other dogs, Buck learns to the "Law of Club and Fang" (A sort of "Kill or be Killed" Rule) . Buck must also endure those who have no idea how to mush (To travel via sled dogs). You'll have to see what happens then. If you're searching for a classic novel that won't bore you to death, or a classic adventure book, then this is a must!
msl More than 1 year ago
My kid loves all animals, and I thought she'd appreciate this novel told from the dog's perspective. It's exciting, full of adventure, and has a certain "otherness" about it that's captivating. The author tries hard not to over-anthropomorphize the dogs, and he succeeds beautifully. My daughter needs occasional help with some sophisticated vocabulary or old fashioned turn of phrase, but she's not at all bored--she's really engaged in the story. Recommend!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing book, try it if you like dogs and nature:)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book even though it made me cry. I would not reccommend the movie though.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Call of the wild is a must read classic if you like adventure than you will love this book and its full of dog related drama that you should not miss out on!
SageC96 More than 1 year ago
In the book The Call of the Wild by Jack London, it started off with a dog named Buck, a physical impressive dog, living the good life in California when he gets stolen and put into dog slavery. For him, he has to pull a heavy sled through miles of frozen ice with little or nothing to eat. Buck begins to adapt to his surroundings, and learns from the other dogs on his team. Buck and Spitz another dog on the team become involved in a struggle for power and they end up fighting and Buck wins. Buck then begins to take over as leader of the sled dog team. The new people don’t seem to be very competent and the team begins to change in human management, such as new drivers. The sled dogs team new people are very bad drivers and end up killing everyone, including themselves. Buck is fortunately saved by a kind man named John Thornton, moments before the group death in an icy river. “Buck and I watch as the entire sled – dog team and human drivers – continue on their way and then fall into the river.” (Thornton 57) Thornton and Buck become attached to each other and Buck even saves Thornton’s life several times. Buck, his master, and some other men all set off on a journey, loving there new life, except for the need to run off and kill things in the woods every once in a while. Buck fights with temptation, staying with Thornton or going off and killing things. He has to think about being civilized or wild when he is with Thornton. There are several missed phone calls from The Wild and a lot of angry messages. “Where are you already?”(Thornton’s father 14) The end of The Call of the Wild, it was dramatic and that all I'm going to say.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book for school, and honestly, I thought it was horrible. The story wasn't that interesting. The only thing that Jack London seemed to care about was the dying dogs! All of a sudden a dog would die, or someone would fall into a river... The story was also very predictable, until the ending. It ended very suddenly, without as much detial as the chapters beforehand.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a must read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A must read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing it is so cool.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought that the book was very challening for both the characters and the readers. London used very descriptive words and very complex. And just the over all plot was terrific except he dosen't get back with judge Miller, that was a sad part.There was a lot of action and challening parts in the book like the fights. London explained how Buck watched and learned from fights and how it payed off when he fought Spitz.
manirul01 More than 1 year ago
Wonderful
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Call of the Wild is awesome! Even though it was written in 1903 (about 113 years ago) it is interesting and fast paced. If l had to pick my favorite book, The Call of the Wild would be tied with only one other book. (The other would be Anna Sewell's Black Beauty.) The Call of the Wild accurately portrays the hardships of living in the newly discovered Alaska and the cruelty and ignorance of some people, but also shows the kindness of others. The Call of the Wild is at the top of the list of must read books. Read this book, or you'll miss out on the amazing tale of Buck and his life. This book is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Call of The Wild is a great book about a dog named Buck who is betrayed by on of the servants at his former home and is brought to Alaska where he works as a sled dog for a long time. After getting a new owner who does'nt know a thing about dogs, he escapes to a kind man named Jhon Thorton
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderfull it is only interesting and good book that I read in my life.I read many but it is most perfect.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hey sorry I wasn't on yesterday my nook was being stupid and would not let me on, so right now I'm useing my brothers nook)))) she went to the fresh kill pile and got a vole then went to a sun warmed rock to eat.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pads in. [So what I was out of names?]
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ice padded in. "Can I join?" She asked.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She padded into camp and sat down immediately. She didnt care how the otherd reacted so she also laid down her back against a tree. She waved her paw, "Hello everyone. Im back."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Okay
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Where is Celestialclan?" She growled.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bounded in, looking around for his mother.