Mini Classic the Call of the Wild

Author:

Jack London

Publisher:

MILES KELLY PUBLISHING LTD

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Publisher

MILES KELLY PUBLISHING LTD

Publication Year 2016
ISBN-13

9781786170255

ISBN-10 1786170256
Binding

Paperback

Edition FIRST
Number of Pages 320 Pages
Language (English)
Dimensions (Cms) 13.21 x 2.54 x 17.27
Weight (grms) 522

Engagingly written, Mini Classic The Call of the Wild tells the story of a domesticated dog called Buck stolen from his easy life and propelled into the world of the Klondike Gold Rush. Entirely unused to his harsh new life as a sled dog and the cruel men he encounters, Buck begins to hear the call of the wild as his hard journey continues. Favourite characters and scenes have been reimagined in twenty-four stunning full-colour plate illustrations by Helen Cann, with an additional short story by Jack London also included. Useful notes further enrich the reading experience.

Jack London

Jack London (1876-1916), whose life symbolized the power of will, was the most successful writer in America in the early 20th Century. His vigorous stories of men and animals against the environment and survival against hardships were drawn mainly from his own experience. An illegitimate child, London passed his childhood in poverty in the Oakland slums. At the age of 17, he ventured to sea on a sealing ship. The turning point of his life was a thirty-day imprisonment that was so degrading, it made him decide to turn to education and pursue a career in writing. His years in the Klondike searching for gold left their mark in his best short stories; among them, The Call of the Wild and White Fang. His best novel, The Sea-Wolf, was based on his experiences at sea. His work embraced the concepts of unconfined individualism and Darwinism in its exploration of the laws of nature. He retired to his ranch near Sonoma, where he died at the age 40 of various diseases and drug treatments.
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