White Fang; And, The Call of the Wild

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Signet, 1991 - Fiction - 278 pages
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The biting cold and the aching silence of the far North become unforgettable backdrop for Jack London's vivid, rousing, superbly realistic wilderness classics. 'White Fang' tells the story of a magnificent wolf dog born wild and free who struggles to survive and is transformed from a ferocious beast to a 'blessed wolf', capable of great, uncompromising love. By contrast, 'The call of the Wild' features a gentle domestic dog driven by the cruelty of man to abandon civilization and return to the wilderness. Each novel is filed with action and suspense. But what makes 'The call of the wild' and 'The white fang' two masterpieces of American literature is Jack London's special knowledge of the Yukon and the behavior of humans facing nature at its cruelest, the fascinating lore of the wolf pack, and the ways of the wild itself.

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About the author (1991)

Jack London (1876-1916) published an enormous number of stories and novels, including The Call of the Wild, White Fang, and Martin Eden.

John Seelye is a graduate research professor of American literature at the University of Florida. He is the author of The True Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain at the Movies, Prophetic Waters: The River in Early American Literature, Beautiful Machine: Rivers and the Early Republic, Memory's Nation: The Place of Plymouth Rock, and War Games: Richard Harding Davis and the New Imperialism. He is also the consulting editor for Penguin Classics in American literature.

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