The Call Of The Wild- Fingerprint

Author:

Jack London

Publisher:

FINGERPRINT PUBLISHING

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FINGERPRINT PUBLISHING

ISBN-13

9789386538017

ISBN-10 9386538016
Binding

Paperback

Language (English)
Weight (grms) 140

“There is a patience of the wild—dogged, tireless, persistent as life itself—that holds motionless for endless hours the spider in its web, the snake in its coils, the panther in its ambuscade; this patience belongs peculiarly to life when it hunts its living food; and it belonged to Buck as he clung to the flank of the herd . . .” Stolen from his home in Santa Clara Valley, California, Buck—a powerful St. Bernard-Scotch Shepherd who is the pampered pet of Judge Miller—is kidnapped, sold, and shipped to Canada where he is trained as a sled dog. Ill-treated and subjected to extreme conditions under various cruel masters, Buck struggles and turns into a wild beast. Will Buck survive the harsh conditions and answer the call of the wild? Set against the backdrop of the Klondike Gold Rush, Jack London’s The Call of the Wild is a classic work of animal fiction. An example of American pastoralism, the book was an immediate success after its first publication. One of his most well-received works, it has never gone out of print.

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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