The Call of the Wild by Jack London

The Call of the Wild by Jack London

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by JACK LONDON
     
 

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Buck, a Saint Bernard-Shepherd dog, lives a comfortable life in the Santa Clara Valley with his owner, Judge Miller. One day, Manuel, the Judge's gardener's assistant, steals Buck and sells him in order to pay a gambling debt. Buck is then shipped to the "man in the red sweater" to be broken. Then Buck is shipped to Alaska and sold to a pair of French Canadians named

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Buck, a Saint Bernard-Shepherd dog, lives a comfortable life in the Santa Clara Valley with his owner, Judge Miller. One day, Manuel, the Judge's gardener's assistant, steals Buck and sells him in order to pay a gambling debt. Buck is then shipped to the "man in the red sweater" to be broken. Then Buck is shipped to Alaska and sold to a pair of French Canadians named François and Perrault (for $300), who were impressed with his physique. They train him as a sled dog, and he quickly learns how to survive the cold winter nights and the pack society by observing his teammates. He and the vicious, quarrelsome lead dog, Spitz, develop a rivalry. Buck eventually bests Spitz in a major fight, and after Spitz is defeated, the other dogs close in, killing him. Buck then becomes the leader of the team.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013600980
Publisher:
Granto Classic Books
Publication date:
03/17/2011
Series:
Jack London , #1
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
103 KB

Meet the Author

John Griffith "Jack" London (born John Griffith Chaney,[1] January 12, 1876 – November 22, 1916)[2][3][4][5] 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.[6] He is best remembered as the author of White Fang and Call of the Wild, 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".[citation needed] 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 a passionate advocate of unionization, socialism, and the rights of workers and wrote several powerful works dealing with these topics such as his dystopian novel, The Iron Heel and his non-fiction exposé, The People of the Abyss.

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My Book Review Book title and author: Call of the Wild by Jack London Title of review: best book ever Number of stars (1 to 5):5 Introduction The “Call of the Wild” is a great book. Jack London’s wrote the book the book to describe the harshness he saw in the Klondike. The book makes you truly wonder about the harshness of the Klondike. With this book anybody can see what the Klondike is like. Description and summary of content I believe this was Jack London’s masterpiece. It truly does so the harshness of the Klondike but it also shows it through the eyes of a dog. The dog named Buck was a Saint Bernard that had a good like at a mansion with plenty of land in San Francisco. The dog was stolen and put with a bunch of dogs and sold as a sled dog. When London wrote about the dog living in San Francisco it was describing the luxurious life people in the lower 48 have. When Buck was stolen and sent to be a sled dog it showed all the things that happened to him. The dog suffered from almost starving to being frozen to death. That represents the harshness. The dog also eventually found a good caring owner. That represents a little bit of the good that can come from the harshness. Evaluation When reading the book you see all the good and the bad of the Klondike. Relating to Buck the good for him was finally getting a good owner, but for London it was finally finding gold. The bad for Buck was the starving and almost freezing, for London It was leaving everything and taking so long to find gold and watching all the harshness of people failing and of the conditions killing people. Conclusion In conclusion this book is a great read. The book is a more serious book, but in the entire best book I have ever read. I would suggest the book to anyone.
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