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The Portable Jack London By Jack London

The Portable Jack London by Jack London

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This collection of the writings of Jack London includes the complete novel of "The Call of the Wild", and short stories - "In a Far Country", "To Build a Fire", "The Strength of the Strong" and "The Water Baby", as well as journalism, political writings, literary criticism and selected letters.

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The Portable Jack London by Jack London

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.

About Jack London

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

Table of Contents

Selected Stories: To the Man on Trail, In a Far Country, The Law of Life, A Relic of the Pliocene, Nam-Bok the Unveracious, To Build a Fire (1902), Moon-Face, Batard, Love of Life, All Gold Canyon, The Apostate, To Build a Fire (1908), The Chinago, Koolau the Leper, Good-by, Jack, Mauki, The Strength of the Strong, A Piece of Steak, The Madness of John Harned, The Night-Born, War, Told in the Drooling Ward, The Mexican, The Red One, The Water Baby. The Call of the Wild. Selected Non-Fiction: Typhoon off the Coast of Japan, On the Writer's Philosophy of Life, First Aid to Rising Authors, Review of Frank Norris's The Octopus, Excerpts from The People of the Abyss, How I Became a Socialist, Getting into Print, The Terrible and Tragic in Fiction, What Life Means to Me, Things Alive, The Story of an Eye-Witness,, Reports on the James J. Jeffries-Jack Johnson Championship Fight, A Classic of the Sea, Introduction to The Cry for Justice, Eight Factors of Literary Success. A Selection of Letters: To the Editor, San Francisco Bulletin, September 17, 1898, To Mabel Applegarth, November 27, 1898, To Mabel Applegarth, November 30, 1898, To Anna Strunsky, December 21, 1899, To Houghton, Mifflin & Co., January 31, 1900, To Cloudesley Johns, June 16, 1900, To George P. Brett, March 10, 1903, To Charmian Kittredge, September 30, 1903, To Frederick I. Bamford, May 28, 1905, To Cloudesley Johns, September 4, 1905, To "Dear Comrades", December 1905, To S.S. McClure, April 10, 1906, To George Sterling, June 24, 1906, To the Editor of Editor Magazine, April 1907, To Becky London, October 28, 1908, To Richard W. Gilder, December 22, 1908, To William E. Walling, November 30, 1909, To the Editor, Honolulu Advertiser, January 7, 1910, To the "Comrades of the Mexican Revolution", February 4, 1911, To Ethan A. Cross, March 17, 1914, To Joseph Conrad, June 4, 1915, To Ethelda Hesser, September 21, 1915, To John R. Lindmark, September 21, 1915; To Mary Austin, November 5, 1915; To the Members of Local Glen Ellen, Socialist Labour Party, March 7, 1916, To Leo B. Mihan, October 24, 1916, To Waldo Frank, November 5, 1916.

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