416 pages, 7.7 × 5 × 0.7 in
August 1, 1993
Penguin Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0140186514
ISBN - 13: 9780140186512
From the Publisher
A collection of Jack London's most profound and moving allegorical tales
The Call of the Wild, London's masterpiece about a dog learning to survive in the wilderness, sees pampered pet Buck snatched from his home and set to work as a sled-dog. White Fang, set in the frozen tundra and boreal forests of Canada's Yukon territory, is the story of a wolf-dog struggling to survive in a human society every bit as violent as the natural world. This volume of Jack London's famed stories of the North also includes 'Batard', in which an abused dog takes revenge on his owner; and 'Love of Life', in which an injured prospector, abandoned by his partner, must struggle home alone through the wilderness, stalked by a lone wolf.
In his introduction, James Dickey probes London's strong personal and literary identification with the wolf-dog as a symbol and totem. Andrew Sinclair, London's official biographer and the volume's editor, provides a brief account of London's life as a sailor, desperado, socialist, adventurer and acclaimed author.
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About the Author
Jack London (1876–1916) was born John Chaney in Pennsylvania, USA. In 1896 he was caught up in the gold rush to the Klondike river in north-west Canada, which became the inspiration for The Call of the Wild (1903) and White Fang (1906). Jack London became one of the most widely read writers in the world.
From Our Editors
This Penguin Classic volume collects Jack London’s
finest famous Northern tales, including The Call of the Wild, a
masterpiece about a dog learning to survive in the wilderness. Other
unforgettable stories include Batard, Love of Life and White
Fang, the tale of a wild dog adapting to man’s world. James Dickey’s introduction
to The Call of the Wild, White Fang, and Other Stories explores
the author’s intense personal and literary identification with the wolf-dog as
symbol. Biographer and editor, Andrew Sinclair briefly describes London’s
experiences as desperado, sailor, socialist, adventurer and accomplished