The Portable Jack London

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Penguin Books, 1994 - Fiction - 563 pages
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Alfred Kazin has aptly remarked that "the greatest story Jack London ever wrote was the story he lived." Newsboy, factory "work beast," gang member, hobo, sailor, Klondike argonaut, socialist crusader, war correspondent, utopian farmer, and world-famous adventurer: London is the closest thing America has had to a literary folk hero. His writing itself is concerned with nothing less than the largest questions and the grandest themes: What does it mean to be a human being in the natural world? What debts do human beings owe each other - and to all their fellow creatures? This collection places London, at last, securely within the American literary pantheon. It includes the complete novel The Call of the Wild; such famous stories as "Love of Life," "To Build a Fire," and "All Gold Canyon"; journalism, political writings, literary criticism, and selected letters.

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User Review  - H.Friedmann - Goodreads

Having strong ties to Alaska means that at some point or another it was inevitable that I become enamored of Jack London. I had already read some of his stories when I was in High School, but coming ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rachel - Goodreads

London takes the grotesque and turns it into something that dances on the page. I truly love his prose. If you're looking for something that captures the "terrible and tragic" with frank and lovely language, London is for you. Read full review

Contents

In a Far Country
11
The Law of Life
26
NamBok the Unveracious
42
Copyright

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John Griffith "Jack" London (1876?1916) is an American author, journalist, and social activist. Some of his most famous works include The Call of the Wild and White Fang, as well as the short stories "To Build a Fire", "An Odyssey of the North", and "Love of Life".

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