To Build a Fire and Other Stories

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Bantam Books, 1986 - Fiction - 389 pages
38 Reviews

To Build A Fire and Other Stories is the most comprehensive and wide-ranging collection of Jack London's short stories available in paperback. This superb volume brings together twenty-five of London's finest, including a dozen of his great Klondike stories, vivid tales of the Far North were rugged individuals, such as the Malemute Kid face the violence of man and nature during the Gold Rush Days. Also included are short masterpieces from his later writing, plus six stories unavailable in any other paperback edition. Here, along with London's famous wilderness adventures and fireband desperadoes, are portraits of the working man, the immigrant, and the exotic outcast: characters representing the entire span of the author's prolific imaginative career, in tales that have been acclaimed throughout the world as some of the most thrilling short stories ever written.


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User Review  - Liam Bluer - Goodreads

This is a great mixture of adventure and existentialism. An obvious comparison can be found in Hemingway's short stories, but London is simply more consistently interesting. These tales are at once ... Read full review

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User Review  - Alexandria Werenka - Goodreads

Fantastic and easy read. His stories and beautiful and astonishing. Read full review

About the author (1986)

Jack London (1876-1916), by turns a renegade adventurer, a war correspondent, and an avowed socialist, first achieved fame with The Son of the Wolf (1900), a collection of short stories drawn from his experiences in the Klondike gold rush. "The greatest story Jack London ever wrote was the story he lived," said Alfred Kazin.

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