To Build a Fire: and other stories [NOOK Book]

Overview


It was so cold that his spit froze in the air before it hit the ground. He was so far above the Artic Circle that the sun never rose. Seventy below zero, and there was nothing but whiteness in every direction: ice and snow. No trees, no houses, no wood, no warmth.

He had only a few matches and a handful of frozen fingers. And yet, to survive, he had to build a fire...

Jack...
See more details below
To Build a Fire: and other stories

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK Study
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook - Complete and Unabridged)
$4.99
BN.com price
Marketplace
BN.com

All Available Formats & Editions

Overview


It was so cold that his spit froze in the air before it hit the ground. He was so far above the Artic Circle that the sun never rose. Seventy below zero, and there was nothing but whiteness in every direction: ice and snow. No trees, no houses, no wood, no warmth.

He had only a few matches and a handful of frozen fingers. And yet, to survive, he had to build a fire...

Jack London's tales of adventure were unsurpassed because London was there. From Alaska to the Yukon, from the Klondike to the Arctic tundra, London knew the outlaws and the wolves, the prospectors and the grizzlies. In these collected stories of man against the wilderness, London lays claim to the title of greatest outdoor adventure writer of all time.
Tor Classics are affordably-priced editions designed to attract the young reader. Original dynamic cover art enthusiastically represents the excitement of each story. Appropriate "reader friendly" type sizes have been chosen for each title—offering clear, accurate, and readable text. All editions are complete and unabridged, and feature Introductions and Afterwords.

This edition of To Build a Fire and Other Stories includes an Introduction, Biographical Note, and Afterword by David Lubar.

At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781466804630
  • Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
  • Publication date: 5/1/1999
  • Series: Tor Classics
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Complete and Unabridged
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 590,701
  • File size: 429 KB

Meet the Author


Jack London is the author of To Build a Fire.
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents


Introduction
To Build a Fire
Love of Life
The Chinago
Told in the Drooling Ward
The Mexican
War
South of the Slot
The Water Baby
All Gold Canyon
Koolau the Leper
The Apostate
Mauki
An Odyssey of the North
A Piece of Steak
The Strength of the Strong
The Red One
The Wit of Porportuk
The God of His Fathers
In a Far Country
To the Man on Trail
The White Silence
The League of the Old Men
The Wisdom of the Trail
Batard
Afterword
About the Author
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
( 11 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(7)

4 Star

(4)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 11 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2013

    J

    Amazing

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2012

    MINISTERS OFFICE

    Jbird is minister of magic.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2012

    Willowkit

    Luv ya. Lets get bak to mommy and daddy. Want to share a mouse?

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted January 8, 2012

    Check this out!!

    The flaws of human nature emerge as a theme in the short story “To Build a Fire by Jack London about trying to survive the elements. In this tory a man travel in the Yukon on an extremely cold morning with a husky wolf-dog. At the beginning of the story the cold seem to not faze the man, but has the story progresses it begins to slow the man down and eventually brings the death of him. The dog in the story helps carry a vital role in the story. The dog represents an instinctual reaction the situation, unlike the man who depends on technology. This descriptive story is not only a story to entertain the readers; it is also a very informational story providing the readers with many life survival skills. Through out the story nature can be described as a dominant force in the story, but it is never show to actively attach the man. The wilderness would have been just as cold if the man had never walked along the trial, nature made no malicious act. The man’s own mistakes lead to his conflict with the environment. The man, in his hurry to save his own life, failed to notice the implications of his action and eventually caused his own death. London’s use of survival tactics keeps the reader on edge as the story progresses. As you read the story you never know what is to come next, if the guys was going to continue to survive or die from the harsh climates. After reading this story the reader learns that listening to your peers can play a vital role in your life.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted June 10, 2011

    Awesome%21

    Dark+and+sad+but+an+awesome+read+for+any+outdoorsman.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 11 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)