Jack London

The Call of the Wild

By Jack London. This short story, penned by one of America’s most famous authors, ostensibly tells the story of a domesticated dog from California who, through a series of misadventures, ends up being a sled dog during the Klondike Gold Rush in Alaska. There, the dog slowly reverts to nature, and finally joins a wolf pack.

The story reverberates with Darwinian selection, the survival of the fittest, the cruelty and love of man, all set against the high adventure of the 1890 Gold Rush period.

A powerfully written storyline and an enduring theme has ensured that this work almost immediately obtained the status of classic literature.

About the author: John Griffith London (born John Griffith Chaney) was an American author, journalist, and social activist who lived from 1876 to 1916. His works, all fiction, were always founded in some fact or idea which he then conveyed, making his books full of double meaning and offering deeper understanding for those able to see it.

88 Pages. Paperback.


Additional information

Weight 3.9 oz
Dimensions 6 × 0.258 × 9 in

Jack London

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