Call of the Wild by Jack London

Call of the Wild by Jack London

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The Call of the Wild is a novel by American writer Jack London. The plot concerns a previously domesticated and even somewhat pampered dog named Buck, whose primordial instincts return after a series of events finds him serving as a sled dog in the treacherous, frigid Yukon during the days of the 19th century Klondike Gold Rushes.
Published in 1903, The Call of

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The Call of the Wild is a novel by American writer Jack London. The plot concerns a previously domesticated and even somewhat pampered dog named Buck, whose primordial instincts return after a series of events finds him serving as a sled dog in the treacherous, frigid Yukon during the days of the 19th century Klondike Gold Rushes.
Published in 1903, The Call of the Wild is one of London's most-read books, and it is generally considered one of his best. Because the protagonist is a dog, it is sometimes classified as a juvenile novel, suitable for children, but it is dark in tone and contains numerous scenes of cruelty and violence.
London followed the book in 1906 with White Fang, a companion novel with many similar plot elements and themes as The Call of the Wild, although following a mirror image plot in which a wild wolf becomes civilized by a mining expert from San Francisco named Weedon Scott.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012369888
Publisher:
Lions Gate Classics
Publication date:
03/24/2011
Series:
Crown Classics , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
169 KB

Meet the Author

Jack London (January 12, 1876 – November 22, 1916), was an American author who wrote The Call of the Wild and other books. A pioneer in the then-burgeoning world of commercial magazine fiction, he was one of the first Americans to make a huge financial success from writing.

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The Call of the Wild by Jack London 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A must read all time great read. One of Londons best!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Call of the wild is one of my favorite classics. It tells a story of a dog