The Call of the Wild, White Fang and Other Stories

The Call of the Wild White Fang and Other Stories Of all Jack London s fictions none has been as popular as his dog stories In addition to The Call of the Wild the epic tale of a Californian dog s adventures during the Klondike gold rush this editi

  • Title: The Call of the Wild, White Fang and Other Stories
  • Author: Jack London
  • ISBN: 9780192835147
  • Page: 487
  • Format: Paperback
  • Of all Jack London s fictions none has been as popular as his dog stories In addition to The Call of the Wild, the epic tale of a Californian dog s adventures during the Klondike gold rush, this edition includes White Fang, and five famous short stories B tard, Moon Face, Brown Wolf, That Spot, and To Build a Fire.

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    1. When reading Jack London's work, I reach a cathartic experience that is usually only achievable by a powerful film (Schindler's List, Gladiator, Munich). However, Jack London is able to achieve that (at least for me) without the emotional orchestral soundtrack, or the film techniques used in modern cinema today. He is able to have me pause and contemplate the way I have lived my life and how I will continue. His sentences take me to a place where there is no iphone, ipads, ipods, no "generation [...]

    2. What a wonderful book. I haven't read this since I was in 7th grade and didn't finish it before my book report was due - my teacher caught on and really got after me for trying to turn in a book report on a book i didn't finish. I read this to my 8 year old and we both loved it. The story of Buck, a mild "southland" dog that is stolen and sold to work in the Yukon pulling dog sleds for gold seekers. He finds his wild roots and becomes one of the hardest working and most loved dogs of the north. [...]

    3. 4 stories for the price of 1 with this book BONUS!! I LOVED IT… and as it turns out, I want more of Jack London in my life NOW.Sadly with his passing at the age of only 40 in 1916, so too did his knack for story-telling die with him. Luckily though, he left behind a wealth of material in short stories, novels, articles, essays, plays and even poetry for future generations to savor. I’m taking future reading recommendations as I type this review up. I would gladly read them all if I could be [...]

    4. This is the first time I've ever read White Fang, and what struck me was that White Fang and Buck (from Call of the Wild), while different stories, show a reverse progression in two dogs' lives. White Fang is born wild, Buck born in captivity. I don't want to say too much to give away spoilers, but these and the short stories really show that Jack London wrote what he knew. He also vividly illustrated the horrors of breaking dogs and dog abuse in these adventurous tales. Of course, To Build a Fi [...]

    5. I'm no animal lover (although I wouldn't want to hurt one either), so I began to read this with very low expectations. The reason why I picked up the book was because I do love the most northern regions of our planet and because Jack London is referred to several times as a source of inspiration to Christopher McCandless in 'Into the Wild'.But much to my surprise I really liked the stories. I think some situations are described and analyzed remarkably well, and London definitely knew how to buil [...]

    6. Enjoyed these stories much more than I thought I would. Really enjoyed both "The Call of the Wild" and "White Fang". The most obvious reason being that they were, despite everything else, riveting adventures set during the harsh/romantic Klondike Gold Rush. "White Fang" started off slower, and was more depressing, but also rewards the reader with the sweetest ending imaginable was good. Not sure if London's portrayal of dogs and their intelligence is in any way accurate but when London gives mor [...]

    7. London's best work, only a smidge better than White Fang (and I enjoyed The Sea Wolf quite a bit, too). In part because of all the available books out there, I rarely pick up a book a 2nd time (or more) to read it, but London is possibly my favorite author and I hope to re-read it again in the near future. It's one of those books I'd buy for my wife and my children to have and enjoy.

    8. The Call of the Wild by Jack LondonAnother version of this note and thoughts on other books are available at:- youtube/playlist?listThe Call of the Wild has been included on The Modern Library top of Best Books in the English language, available at:- modernlibrary/top-100/I had qualms about it, when I first found it on this list of best novels, thinking that a book for children should not get so much attention.But it proved me wrong.It is a fabulous story, with a lot happening that keeps the rea [...]

    9. Jack London was really, really good at what he did, and what he did was craft stories about dogs (or with dogs) where the main focus is the animal and its place in the world - the tug between the Wild and the comforts of civilization. The biggest question in The Call of the Wild and White Fang (which was sometimes referred to as The Call of the Tame, apparently) was always "At what point does the wolf become a dog, or the dog the wolf?" Many books will make you question what it means to be human [...]

    10. White Fang is by far the greatest story I've ever read. I haven't really read a lot of books by Jack London, but I think White Fang is his best and demonstrates conclusively the author's remarkable talent. The journey of a wolf cub born in and molded by the fierce and merciless Wild of the frosty Arctic to the 'sun-kissed' and civilized territory of humankind was depicted by London in a vivid and imagination provoking fashion. Everything from the magnificent features of Nature to the minutest fr [...]

    11. This man was undoubtedly a good writer, his concise, tight occasionally prosaic phrasing works well, reminding me a little, and only a little, of William Goulding.Each books stands on it own merits;Call of the Wild4-Stars Excellent! Stars White Fang in a cameo role, some great descriptive prose which captures a sense of the Alaskan wilderness well as well as contextualising the brutality of man and beast.White Fang 2-Stars Call of the Wild in reverse; brutality of the wilderness, hate,savagery e [...]

    12. "Jack London could see the world very clearly through a dog's eyes. We learn a lot about dogs from reading these." "That dog fight sure was gruesome, but for some reason I am unfazed by the consumption of one or more humans.""I like dogs. These stories were about dogs. I like these stories.""Jack London also only wrote stories about doggies. These were his most important stories.""Life is not always happy.""I did not learn anything about life that was more important than the statements listed ab [...]

    13. As a study of a particular kind of early constructed masculinity via metaphor, this book is invaluable. I say book because Call and Fang form a sort of single narrative--the movement from civilization to "the wild" and the movement back (though not by the same dog). The last 10 pages of Call are genius that surpasses the rest of the book, and the first third of Fang is really quite good (the first two chapters alone would make a pretty incredible supernatural horror movie). I don't have to recom [...]

    14. Though I cringed with horror and disgust at the brutal and realistic ways of London's depiction of events, I found within the stories a beauty to which I resonate, a solidarity towards animals and a call to freedom of such Buck felt. There are reflections not only upon the character of beasts but upon that of man, the man-animal as White Fang first thought of it, and they gave me much to think about, to mold them with my own reflections of what I have learned about my own behavior and that of ot [...]

    15. Reading this as an adult was definitely a surprised experience - I didn't remember how dark it was. Jack London's style was fascinating - the only emotion in the book is what I brought to it. He kept the story from an animal's perspective - no emotion, just relating to it as far as how it affected Buck's survival and well-being. Great read. Now to re-read White Fang

    16. This is a story that you cant put down. it is sad, and also happy at the same time. Almost perfect, with lots of explanations for unknown words. It is a great book. You learn from it, about how dogs learn and i think that that's neat.

    17. I just re-read Call of the Wild for the first time since grade school. Loved it. I will probably read White Fang again and maybe some of the others, but there are so many books, and there is so little time

    18. This amazing compilation of Jack Londons work is a keeper. The main two stories that comprise this edition are Call of the Wild and White fang. I'll review the two main stories firstll of the wild was an incredible story about a dog being dog napped and whisked away to the north through a series of events.  A brutal story of a dog named Buck being put up against the odds of pain and starvation. a quick learn and a formidable body size puts you in the heart of the Yukon, in the dead of winter. [...]

    19. Nice to go back and read this classic tale of the North. It was one of the books that inspired my early love for the northern remote locations and a factor in wanting to live in North and do battle with the elements, the hardships, and solitude. Dog storiesways good to get grounded with. Ruff, ruff!

    20. Template: abused dog-wolf becomes Disney story and goes off on adventure with gold miners. Great descriptions of nature. Civilization described as pointless where it is really cold, but the heroes are the ones rescuing the abused dog. Problematic depictions of non-white men and women as basically inferior.

    21. I found these stories more interesting that I would have expected, given that humans are only marginal characters. There was a lot of wisdom there. The cruel treatment on animals was really heartbreaking, and I appreciated the happy endings. Moreover, London writes beautifully. I don't think there was a single awkward word or phrase in the book.

    22. Jack London’s name is familiar to many of us who read his dog stories as teenagers. I think I was just into my teens when I first read The Call of the Wild and White Fang, and I think I read them at school, not from the bookshelves at home. What I didn’t know until I Googled for his dates just now and found his page at , was that Jack London was a much more versatile and socially progressive author than I had ever suspected:John Griffith “Jack” London (born John Griffith Chaney) January [...]

    23. Technically, I only read "The Call of the Wild," but after reading it, I definitely will go on to read "White Fang" and more of Jack London. Don't think I gave him a chance in the past-this is probably because of the Disney movie "White Fang," which I did like, but was also slightly scared of as a kid. I'll never forget the first time I saw the body fly out of the coffin onto the frozen lake in that one scene. I'm told it's meant to be funny, but as a little kid, it was completely horrifying. Be [...]

    24. Jack London's The Call of the Wild left me wondering in happy thoughts but at the same time, sad thoughts.We might not think very often of a dog's life and what it's like, but in silly ways a dog's life can be like a humans' life. Dogs do not always have a pleasurable life. Buck thought his life was pretty great until he was sent out into the wild. Buck and a lot of other dogs get taken away from their homes to go work in Canada because of the gold rush that hit the Klondike region. Men needed t [...]

    25. It seems that Jack London believed in nature, red in tooth and claw. He seems to know his stuff and he certainly doesn't hold back in describing the brutality and violence in nature, specifically, the unforgiving wintery weather of the North [of America/Canada] and the hardy animals that struggle for life within it. Alongside the classics, The Call of the Wild and White Fang, this volume also contains two short stories, Bâtard and Love of Life which are brutal and unforgiving, seemingly serving [...]

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