Jack London: A Biography

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Scholastic, Jan 1, 1948 - Authors, American - 240 pages
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"The Call of the Wild" was not only a book by Jack London. It may very well have been his own personal credo, as Daniel Dyer makes clear in this gripping biography of the famed author and adventurer.

While researching Jack London, biographer Daniel Dryer uncovered an amazing truth - that London's real life was just as rich and exciting as the stories and characters he created.

Equally adept in writing as he was at thrill-seeking, London left school at age eleven to begin his lifelong courtship of adventure. He worked as a seal hunter, an oyster pirate, and a factory worker. And by the time of the Klondike gold rush, he was well on his way to becoming one of the world's most popular writers. This comprehensive biography takes the reader into the mind and life of this memorable author.

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User Review  - Christina - Goodreads

An interesting account of the multi-faceted author of The Call of the Wild and White Fang, two brilliant books. This biography describes London's rise from humble origins through some nefarious ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jessica - Goodreads

Yes, the audience is young adults. I didn't realize that when I bought the book but I ended up enjoying this biography. I especially appreciated how Dyer focused on how London set about to learn the ... Read full review


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