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The Call of the Wild By Jack London
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Call of the Wild by Jack London is about a dog named Buck who was living a mellow life in California at the story's opening, but who's kidnapped and taken to Alaska to work as a sled dog in the... More > Klondike Gold Rush. It's London's most popular work, and though it's sometimes considered a children's book, it can be somewhat dark and violent in places. Buck is bought and sold several times as a sled dog, but is eventually rescued from his inept owners by John Thornton, who's an experienced outdoorsman. The two bond immediately and carry on as companions in the great Alaska wild, but when disaster strikes, Buck is drawn back into the wilderness with a pack of wolves.< Less
The Scarlet Plague By Jack London
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Known mainly for his tales of adventure, this work of science fiction by Jack London is set in a post-apocalyptic future. It’s 2072, sixty years after the scarlet plague has depopulated the... More > planet. James Howard Smith is one of the few survivors of the pre-plague era left alive in the San Francisco area, and as he realizes his time grows short, he tries to impart the value of knowledge and wisdom to his grandsons. Through his narrative, we learn how the plague spread throughout the world and of the struggles of the handful of survivors it left in its wake.< Less
John Barleycorn By Jack London
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Published in 1913, John Barleycorn was an autobiographical book dealing with London's enjoyment of alcohol. This is a very frank account in which London discusses what it means to be an alcoholic and... More > explaining in detail what his daily habits turn to after years of abuse through drink. He claims early on not to have been a hereditary alcoholic, meaning someone whose body chemistry is predisposed to the substance but rather to have learned his trade through his love of 'the kick'. While London didn't directly die of alcohol, by the time he was forty he suffered from advanced kidney disease in the form of stones and it was while trying to alleviate the pain of this illness that he took an overdose of morphine. This was three years after John Barleycorn was published.< Less
Martin Eden By Jack London
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Published in 1909 by MacMillan, Martin Eden is one of London's few novels that strays outside his normal settings. The eponymous character is a self-educated writer with strong Nietzchean tendencies,... More > striving for the individual not the masses – in opposition to London's socialist views – who in time loses his fiancé through lack of success. When it does arrive and he gets his work published Eden, has long since lost any sympathy for his audience and his working class of which he was formally a part. But in losing these sympathies and in spurning his former fiancé who tried to win him back, Eden realises his achievements have been hollow and he decides instead to go back to the seas as the sailor he once was.< Less
The Call of the Wild By Jack London
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Published in 1903 by MacMillan, The Call of the Wild is Jack London's most famous and most popular novel. Told from the perspective of Buck, at the start of the novel a domesticated St Bernard/... More > German Shepherd breed, the plot follows the dog from being snatched from a ranch in California to Alaska where he becomes part of a dog sled team. Through Buck, London examines the good and the bad of the Klondike, harsh men and the naïve, and in John Thornton, a man true and devoted to his wards, of which Buck becomes one. The writing is at times pure poetry that is linked to science and the natural world. Yet the prose can also be brutal and uncomfortable, in many respects, exactly what might be expected in a setting that repays no thought for fairness or morality. This is a book that deserves its place amongst the best of American literature.< Less
South Sea Tales By Jack London
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Published in 1911 by MacMillan, South Sea Tales is an anthology of stories linked by their setting. Alongside London's Klondike works, his South Sea stories, of which these are a great example, come... More > fresh from his times on board ocean going ships and boats. While his racist overtones are in evidence here, so too is London's gift for plotting and his detailed knowledge of sailing, amply demonstrated by the last story in the set The Seed of McCoy. Set aboard a ship that is on fire below deck, the story concerns the efforts of the ship's captain and the Governor of Pitcairn, acting as a pilot, to steer the doomed ship to a lagoon in which she can be beached so that the hull can be saved. To see this done, they have to overcome the South Sea Island currents, reassure the ship's crew, keep the deck corked so that the fire doesn't get fed and overcome their own doubts. The story is a minor triumph of plotting.< Less
The People of the Abyss By Jack London
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Jack London lived for a time within the grim and grimy world of the East End of London, where half a million people scraped together hardly enough on which to survive. Even if they were able to work,... More > they were paid only enough to allow them a pitiful existence. He grew to know and empathise with these forgotten (or ignored) people as he spoke with them and tasted the workhouse, life on the streets, … and the food, which was cheap, barely nutritious, and foul. He writes about his experiences in a fluid and narrative style, making it very clear what he thinks of the social structures which created the Abyss, and of the millionaires who live high on the labours of a people forced to live in squalor. “… The food this managing class eats, the wine it drinks, … the fine clothes it wears, are challenged by eight million mouths which have never had enough to fill them, and by twice eight million bodies which have never been sufficiently clothed and housed.”< Less
The Call of the Wild By Jack London
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'The Call of the Wild' is one of Jack London's most popular novels. The story follows a dog named Buck, a 140lb Saint Bernard and Scotch Shepard mix. Buck is abducted from a comfortable life as a pet... More > and tossed into the chaos of the Klondike Gold Rush and the brutal realities of frontier life. Buck changes hands a number of times before landing in the kindly hands of John Thornton. Thornton takes ownership of Buck from a trio of ignorant stampeders, intent upon making a dangerous river crossing. Buck refuses to cross, despite a vicious beating. Thornton recognizes the dogs intelligence and strength. He steps in to claim the dog and nurses Buck back to health. But Buck is forever changed by the treatment he has received at the hands of other men. Jack London spent a year living in the Yukon and drew heavily upon his experiences there while writing the book. He later said, "It was in the Klondike that I found myself."< Less
The Call of the Wild By Jack London
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The Call of the Wild is one of Jack London's most popular novels. The story follows a dog named Buck, a 140lb Saint Bernard and Scotch Shepard mix. Buck is abducted from a comfortable life as a pet... More > and tossed into the chaos of the Klondike Gold Rush and the brutal realities of frontier life. Buck changes hands a number of times before landing in the kindly hands of John Thornton. Thornton takes ownership of Buck from a trio of ignorant stampeders, intent upon making a dangerous river crossing. Buck refuses to cross, despite a vicious beating. Thornton recognizes the dogs intelligence and strength. He steps in to claim the dog and nurses Buck back to health. But Buck is forever changed by the treatment he has received at the hands of other men. Jack London spent a year living in the Yukon and drew heavily upon his experiences there while writing the book. He later said, "It was in the Klondike that I found myself."< Less
The Scarlet Plague By Jack London
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The Scarlet Plague is a post-apocalyptic fiction novel written by Jack London and originally published in London Magazine in 1912.The story takes place in 2073, sixty years after an uncontrollable... More > epidemic, the Red Death, has depopulated the planet. James Howard Smith is one of the few survivors of the pre-plague era left alive in the San Francisco area, and as he realizes his time grows short, he tries to impart the value of knowledge and wisdom to his grandsons. But his efforts are in vain, for they live the primeval life of hunters-gatherers and ridicule his recollections of the past, which sound totally unbelievable to them. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Scarlet_Plague Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less