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The Scarlet Plague

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Jack London (1878-1918) was an American author who earned renown across the globe for his fictional work, at a time when commercial magazine fiction was a market on the rise. Although he is known for fictional stories set in the Klondike Gold Rush, including White Fang and The Call of the Wild, London practiced what he wrote.
On July 12, 1897, London and his brother in law, Captain Shepard, sailed to join the Klondike Gold Rush. London earned more illnesses than gold, suffering...
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The Scarlet Plague

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Overview

Jack London (1878-1918) was an American author who earned renown across the globe for his fictional work, at a time when commercial magazine fiction was a market on the rise. Although he is known for fictional stories set in the Klondike Gold Rush, including White Fang and The Call of the Wild, London practiced what he wrote.
On July 12, 1897, London and his brother in law, Captain Shepard, sailed to join the Klondike Gold Rush. London earned more illnesses than gold, suffering from scurvy and malnutrition, but the experience gave him the ability to very vividly depict stories in the terrain and climate, which would eventually make him an incredibly wealthy celebrity.
London's two most popular novels are The Call of the Wild and White Fang, both of which take place in the Yukon Territory during the Klondike Gold Rush at the end of the 19th-century. White Fang details a wild wolf's journey into a domesticated pet, making it a natural companion novel for his best-known work, The Call of the Wild, which tells the opposite story of a domesticated dog transforming into a wild animal. In both novels, the dog is the story's protagonist, and London's novels are also somewhat revolutionary in the way they ascribe human emotions and thoughts to the dog. London's novels are easy enough to be read by teenagers, but they are complex and vivid enough to captivate adults as well.
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The Times

London's style is typically lush but his viewpoint is skeptical and dystopian . . . [the] story reminds us of the dangers we still court with our careless ways.

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"London's style is typically lush but his viewpoint is skeptical and dystopian . . . [the] story reminds us of the dangers we still court with our careless ways."  —The Times

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781503022515
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/29/2014
  • Pages: 78
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.16 (d)

Meet the Author

John Griffith "Jack" London (born John Griffith Chaney, January 12, 1876 - November 22, 1916) was an American author, journalist, and social activist. He was a pioneer in the then-burgeoning world of commercial magazine fiction and 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.
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  • Posted August 4, 2012

    I guess some people didn't get it, they couldve read the introduction...

    While this isn't my favorite novella, it's an important milestone in the development of the genre. My advice to reviewers: finish a text before you bash it. My advice to readers: consider exactly what it is youre reading before you cast unrealistic expectations; not everyone from every era's going to write like Stephenie Meyer, Stephen King, or James Patterson. And read introductions, theyre there for a reason.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2012

    Negative

    This was a sad attempt at a story. Poor character development and what appeared to be a weakly thought out plot.

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