The Call of the Wild and White Fang

By Jack London (Author)

Series Signature Editions

Price$12.99

Pub Date 9/12/2023

ISBN 9781435172203

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The Call of the Wild and White Fang

by Jack London
OVERVIEW
In Call of the Wild, Buck lives as a pampered house dog in California. He eats well, sleeps when he wants, and is treated with affection by his owners—that is, until he is abducted by thieves and pressed into service as a sled dog for the Klondike Gold Rush. Mistreated by a succession of abusive owners, Buck comes to realize that the key to survival is channeling the instinctive wildness of his heritage, hitherto buried deep beneath the veneer of civilized life.

White Fang tells the story of prospector Weedon Scott and White Fang, the dog he rescues from a cruel dog-fighter. Though the wolf-dog pup at first seems savage beyond rehabilitation, Scott's kind ministrations and earnest friendship eventually open the dog’s heart to an acceptance of domestication. Written in the first decade of the twentieth century, Call of the Wild and White Fang are landmark tales of adventure that put Jack London’s writing career on the map. They are also the work of a writer with an exquisite understanding of the dynamic between civilization and savagery.
 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)

John Griffith "Jack" London was an American novelist, journalist, and social activist. A pioneer of commercial fiction and American magazines, he was one of the first American authors to become an international celebrity and earn a large fortune from writing. He was also an innovator in the genre that would later become known as science fiction. His most famous works include The Call of the Wild and White Fang, both set in the Klondike Gold Rush era.
 

Title Details

Pages 304 pages

Trim 5.25 x 8 x 0 Inches

Category Classics