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The Call of the Wild, White Fang, and Other Stories

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780140186512
Author(s): Jack London
Format: Paperback
Year: 1993
Edition: 1st
Publisher: Penguin Books
Dimensions: 127 x 197 x 20 (w x l x h)
Pages: 416
Series: Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics

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'The Call of the Wild, White Fang and Other Stories' collects some of Jack London's most profound and moving allegorical tales. This 'Penguin Classics' edition is edited by Andrew Sinclair with an introduction by James Dickey. 'The Call of the Wild', London's masterpiece about a dog learning to survive in the wilderness, sees pampered pet Buck snatched from his home and set to work as a sled-dog. White Fang, set in the frozen tundra and boreal forests of Canada's Yukon territory, is the story of a wolf-dog struggling to survive in a human society every bit as violent as the natural world. This volume of Jack London's famed stories of the North also includes 'Batard', in which an abused dog takes revenge on his owner; and 'Love of Life', in which an injured prospector, abandoned by his partner, must struggle home alone through the wilderness, stalked by a lone wolf. In his introduction, James Dickey probes London's strong personal and literary identification with the wolf-dog as a symbol and totem. Andrew Sinclair, London's official biographer and the volume's editor, provides a brief account of London's life as a sailor, desperado, socialist, adventurer and acclaimed author.
Jack London (1876-1916) was born John Griffith Chaney in San Francisco, California. By the age of sixteen he had left school, worked in a canning factory, spent time as an oyster pirate and been Please click here to ask a question
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