The Call of the Wild and White Fang
Wordsworth Editions, Limited
, 1996 - Alaska
- 225 pages
Jack London' s two greatest novels, "The Call of the Wild" and "White Fang"-- originally intended as companions-- are here compiled in one volume. "The Call of the Wild" centers on a domesticated dog, Buck, who is kidnapped and sold to Klondike gold hunters. To survive Buck must listen to the Call and learn the ways of his wolf-ancestors, who guide him from within. "White Fang" tells the story of a half-wolf, half-dog nearly destroyed by the vicious cruelty of men. Brought to the very brink of his existence, White Fang is lucky enough to experience the one thing that can save him-- human love. Adventurer and activist, philosopher and alcoholic, Jack London was a man of great contradictions and greater talent. Both of these novels are written in a simple, direct, and powerful style that decades of readers have admired and that writers have imitated.