Call of the Wild / White Fang

Call of the Wild / White Fang

By: Jack London

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With an Introduction and Notes by Lionel Kelly, University of Reading. 'The Call of the Wild' (1903) and 'White Fang'(1906) are world famous animal stories. Set in Alaska during the Klondike Gold Rush of the late 1890s, 'The Call of the Wild' is about Buck, the magnificent cross-bred offspring of a St Bernard and a Scottish Collie. Stolen from his pampered life on a Californian estate and shipped to the Klondike to work as a sledge dog, he triumphs over his circumstances and becomes the leader of a wolf pack. The story records the "decivilisation" of Buck as he answers 'the call of the wild', an inherent memory of primeval origins to which he instinctively responds. In contrast, 'White Fang' relates the tale of a wolf born and bred in the wild which is civilised by the master he comes to trust and love. The brutal world of the Klondike miners and their dogs is brilliantly evoked and Jack London's rendering of the sentient life of Buck and White Fang as they confront their destiny is enthralling and convincing. The deeper resonance of these stories derives from the author's use of the myth of the hero who survives by strength and courage, a powerful myth that still appeals to our collective unconscious. AUTHOR: Jack London (1876-1916) is a good example of how the popularity of a writer can wax and wane over the years. In the first fifteen years of the twentieth century, London's stories of his native America monopolised the market like few authors before or since, yet following his early death interest in his work dwindled. It was not until the 1960s that his work began to be re-evaluated, and he is now considered one of America's finest, and most widely translated, writers.

Title: Call of the Wild / White Fang

Author Name: Jack London

Categories: Classic Fiction, Psychological Thrillers,

Edition: Wordsworth Classics

Publisher: UK, Wordsworth: 1998

ISBN Number: 1853260266

ISBN Number 13: 9781853260261

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: New

Type: Book

Size: 19.7 x 12.6 x 1.4 cm

Kg: 0.18 Kg

Seller ID: 9781853260261

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