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Great short works of Jack London

Jack London

Great short works of Jack London

by Jack London

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Published by Harper & Row in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. xix-xxi.

Statementedited and with an introduction by Earle Labor.
SeriesA Perennial classic
ContributionsLabor, Earle, 1928-
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 379 p. ; 18 cm.
Number of Pages379
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15095525M
ISBN 100060830417
OCLC/WorldCa3657371

Jack London is perhaps best known as a writer, but he was also an innovative agriculturalist, adventurer, journalist, and proud socialist. He was a child during the Gilded Age, growing up in a working-class are of Oakland. While very young he perceived the inequalities in society and the struggles of the poor. This author though was one who portrayed himself through dozens of short stories. His name is Jack London. Jack London is a writer who shows the conflict between Nature versus Man in his writings and supports this theme through his work, “To Build a Fire.” Jack was born on Janu and died on Novem

Esther Lombardi, M.A., is a journalist who has covered books and literature for over twenty years. The Call of the Wild is a novel by Jack London (John Griffith London)—first serialized in the summer of to popular acclaim. The book is about Buck, a dog who eventually learns to survive in the wilds of : Esther Lombardi. Who was An Overview. Considered by many to be America’s finest author, Jack London, whose name at birth was John Griffith Chaney, was born “south of the slot”—an area south of Market Street and its cable lines in San Francisco, California, on Janu

The Sea Wolf. Well i actually think this book is first the first six chapters were boring i had trouble reading and not falling i actually enjoy reading.I know most of the pple in my class dont enjoy reading this book as much as i do..I really like chpter 11 were they talk about Omar and the bible. dats were i started falling i love wit this the way. London, Jack. “To Build a Fire.” To Build a Fire, by Jack London. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Feb.


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It's great that these stories are now all readily available in e-book format, so London fans no longer have to shell out the money for those expensive hardcover volumes. I already own a few different e-books of "The Complete Works of Jack London," because it seems none of them is ever truly complete/5(9).

The Best Stories of Jack London contains ten tales, including the masterpiece To Build a Fire, and is a good introduction to the writer. It would have been nice to have a few more stories thrown in. London, after all, was a highly prolific writer, but still the best ones are all here, from the Arctic stories to /5(13).

Jack London ( - ) was an American author best known for writing The Call of the Wild. Jack London was his pen name, likely born in San Francisco, California as John Griffith Chaney. Like the restive characters in his works, London sought a variety of experiences as a young man including sailor, hobo and an agitator for.

During his short lifetime of forty years, London developed great passions for sailing, travelling, ranching, and the wilderness, and his works encompass the myriad interests he embraced to the full. John "Jack" Griffith Chaney was born on 12 January in San Francisco, California to Flora Wellman () and astrologer William Henry.

Jack London was a 19th century American author and journalist, best known for the adventure novels White Fang and The Call of the Wild. Synopsis Jack London was born John Griffith Chaney on Born: Jack London, pseudonym of John Griffith Chaney, (born JanuSan Francisco, California, Great short works of Jack London book NovemGlen Ellen, California), American novelist and short-story writer whose best-known works—among them The Call of the Wild () and White Fang ()—depict elemental struggles for survival.

During the 20th century he was one of the most extensively translated. Jack London's naturalistic style sprang from a difficult and tumultuous childhood. His mother, Flora, suffered from typhoid fever as a child that left her nearly blind, hairless and small in stature.

The brain damage caused by the fever lead to repeated bouts of depression and may have permanently unhinged her. To Build a Fire, a Short Story by Jack London. Day had broken cold and grey, exceedingly cold and grey, when the man turned aside from the main Yukon trail and climbed the high earth- bank, where a dim and little-travelled trail led eastward through the fat spruce timberland/ Jack London's Writings London quote on why he writes.

"It is a pity Jack London died young. His work is real; his books have been lived." --Joseph Conrad Now known around the world, published in several dozen languages, Jack London committed himself to become a writer by late adolescence. His first publication, as John London, was based on his sealing voyage on the Sophia.

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To Build a Fire study guide contains a biography of Jack London, literature essays, a complete e-text, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis. Jack London Biography Personal Background. Jack London grew up in the slum area of Oakland, California, a place which he later called "the cellar of society." Born out of wedlock on Januhe never knew his father, William Henry Chaney, who.

Jack London wrote many short stories, which were loved by critics and usually devoured by readers. He used his experiences around the world to write about struggles of humans against the brutalities of nature.

His series of short stories about life in the Yukon were collected into a book called Son of the Wolf, published in Jack London fought his way up out of the factories and waterfront dives of West Oakland to become the highest paid, most popular novelist and short story writer of his day.

He wrote passionately and prolifically about the great questions of life and death, the struggle to survive with dignity and integrity, and he wove these elemental ideas into stories of high adventure based on his own. White Fang is a novel by American author Jack London (–) — and the name of the book's eponymous character, a wild serialized in Outing magazine, it was published in The story details White Fang's journey to domestication in Yukon Territory and the Northwest Territories during the s Klondike Gold is a companion novel (and a thematic mirror) to London Author: Jack London.

" The Unparalleled Invasion " is a science fiction story written by Jack London. It was first published in McClure's in July 2 Background and context.

5 External links. Under the influence of Japan, China modernizes and undergoes its own version of the Meiji Reforms in the s. InChina breaks away from Japan and fights a brief Author: Jack London.

Jack London As a young boy, he found a librarian at the Oakland Public Library who was willing to mentor him, and, with her encouragement, London was essentially : Lindsey Deloach Jones. Lots of recommendations for the works of sci-fi great Arthur C.

Clarke. A Space Odyssey is a classic (and a darn good movie). The movie and book were created in conjunction, with the book actually being released after the movie.

A manned. “A Piece of Steak” | By Jack London – This story is a longer than the others (it has a total of 8 printed pages), but I was so moved by it that I had to include it amongst these other great stories. This is the tale of a boxer who has come to the twilight of his career.

Many English teachers describe the writing style of Jack London as vivid in description while also clear and easy to understand. Throughout such books as "The Call of the Wild" and "White Fang," London describes the scenes objectively, with no apparent agenda behind the description; it is this technique that locates his works squarely within the naturalist tradition.

This is London, man, a capital, a great big city where every kind of race has lived ever since the Romans." • Notting Hill Helen Simpson, Title story from Constitutional, This book turned to be the silver lining in the cloud when at the brink of bankruptcy, Jeffrey Archer was able to make quite a fortune from n the early 80s and 90s this novel went on to be made into both TV and radio adaptations which were aired in BBC television and Radio 4 respectively.

The Call of the Wild was first serialised in the Saturday Evening Post in the summer of and was an instant hit. Jack London had already sold the rights to the novel outright for $2,