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Jack London

Jack London (1876–1916) was born John Chaney in Pennsylvania, USA. In 1896 he was caught up in the gold rush to the Klondike River in northwest Canada, which became the inspiration for The Call of the Wild (1903) and White Fang (1906). London is one of the most widely read writers in the world.

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Written by JACK LONDON

Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 02/25/2014

Price: $7.95

ISBN: 978-0-804-16885-4

Jack London’s two most beloved tales of survival in Alaska were inspired by his experiences in the Yukon during the Klondike Gold Rush. Both novels grippingly dramatize the harshness of the natural world and what lies beneath the thin veneer of human civilization.

The canine hero of The Call of the Wild is Buck, a pampered pet in California who is stolen and forced to be a sled dog in the Alaskan wilderness. There he suffers from the brutal extremes of nature and equally brutal treatment by a...

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Written by JACK LONDON, EARLE LABOR

Format: Paperback, 368 pages

Publisher: Signet

On Sale: 06/04/2013

Price: $4.95

ISBN: 978-0-451-41585-1

Impressed into service aboard the seal-hunting Ghost, Humphrey Van Weyden becomes an unwilling participant in a tense shipboard drama. With a wary eye, he watches the vessel’s abusive captain, Wolf Larsen, an enigma who can abandon two sailors on the open water, then return to reading the moral philosophers. One of the best sea novels ever written, The Sea-Wolf tells of mutiny, shipwreck, and a desperate confrontation.…
 
Also in this volume, “The Law of Life,” “The One Thousand Dozen,” “All...

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Written by JACK LONDON
Introduction by MELVIN BURGESS
Illustrated by DANIELA JAGLENKA TERRAZZINI

Format: Hardcover, 160 pages

Publisher: Puffin Books

On Sale: 09/08/2011

Price: $16.99

ISBN: 978-0-141-33654-1

The classic survival story by Jack London in a beautiful hardcover edition

Life is good for Buck in Santa Clara Valley, where he spends his days eating and sleeping in the golden sunshine. But one day a treacherous act of betrayal leads to his kidnap, and he is forced into a life of toil and danger. Dragged away to be a sledge dog in the harsh and freezing cold Yukon, Buck must fight for his survivial. Can he rise above his enemies and become the master of his realm once again?

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Written by JACK LONDON
Introduction by JOHN SEELYE

Format: Paperback, 304 pages

Publisher: Signet

On Sale: 09/07/2010

Price: $4.95

ISBN: 978-0-451-53159-9

Timeless tales of wolves, dogs, men, and the Wild, The Call of the Wild and White Fang are two of the world’s greatest adventure stories.

The biting cold and the aching silence of the far North become an unforgettable backdrop for Jack London’s vivid, rousing, superbly realistic wilderness classics. The Call of the Wild features a gentle domestic dog driven by the cruelty of man to abandon civilization and return to the wilderness. By contrast, White Fang tells the story of a magnificent...

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Written by JACK LONDON
Introduction by ALEX KERSHAW

Format: Paperback, 208 pages

Publisher: Signet

On Sale: 08/04/2009

Price: $4.95

ISBN: 978-0-451-53134-6

Robust tales of perilous adventure and animal cunning

Includes Diable: A Dog, An Odyssey of the North, To the Man on the Trail, To Build a Fire, and Love of Life Out of the white wilderness, out of the Far North, Jack London, one of America's most popular authors, drew the inspiration for the novel and five short stories included here. Swiftly paced and vividly written, they capture the main theme of London's work: man's instinctive reversion to primitive behavior when pitted against the...

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Written by JACK LONDON

Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages

Publisher: Puffin Books

On Sale: 06/19/2008

Price: $5.99

ISBN: 978-0-141-32111-0

Born in the wilds of the freezing cold Yukon, White Fang – half-dog, half-wolf – is the only animal in the litter to survive. He soon learns the harsh laws of nature, yet buried deep inside him are the distant memories of affection and love. Will this fiercely independent creature of the wild learn to trust man again? Richard Adams, prize-winning author of Watership Down, introduces this chilling, beautiful tale of the wild.

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Written by JACK LONDON
Introduction by MELVIN BURGESS

Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages

Publisher: Puffin Books

On Sale: 03/27/2008

Price: $5.99

ISBN: 978-0-141-32105-9

Life is good for Buck in Santa Clara Valley, where he spends his days eating and sleeping in the golden sunshine. But one day a treacherous act of betrayal leads to his kidnap, and he is forced into a life of toil and danger. Dragged away to be a sledge dog in the harsh and freezing cold Yukon, Buck must fight for his survivial. Can he rise above his enemies and become the master of his realm once again? With an inspirational introduction by award-winning author Melvyn Burgess, The Call of...

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Written by JACK LONDON
Introduction by JONATHAN AUERBACH

Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages

Publisher: Penguin Classics

On Sale: 07/25/2006

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-143-03971-6

Part science fiction, part dystopian fantasy, part radical socialist tract, Jack London's The Iron Heel offers a grim depiction of warfare between the classes in America and around the globe. Originally published nearly a hundred years ago, it anticipated many features of the past century, including the rise of fascism, the emergence of domestic terrorism, and the growth of centralized government surveillance and authority. What begins as a war of words ends in scenes of harrowing...

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Written by JACK LONDON

Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages

Publisher: Puffin Books

On Sale: 03/02/2006

Price: $10.99

ISBN: 978-0-142-40571-0

Part St. Bernard, part Scotch shepherd, Buck is a sturdy crossbreed canine accustomed to a comfortable life as a family dog -- until he's seized from his pampered surroundings and shipped to Alaska to be a sled dog. There, the forbidding landscape is as harsh as life itself during the gold rush of the 1890s. Forced to function in a climate where every day is a savage struggle for survival, Buck adapts quickly. Traces of his earlier existence are obliterated and he reverts to his dormant...

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Written by JACK LONDON
Introduction by ROBERT MADISON

Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages

Publisher: Penguin Classics

On Sale: 04/27/2004

Price: $15.00

ISBN: 978-0-142-43773-5

Inspired by the examples of his heroes Herman Melville, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Joshua Slocum, Jack London determined to sail around the world. In April 1907 he sailed from San Francisco in the forty-five-foot ketch Snark, with his wife, Charmian, a skeleton crew, and his writing to keep him company. Beset by seasickness and tropical disease, London wrote incessantly—not only his major autobiographical novel Martin Eden and numerous short stories, but also a series of sketches recording...

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Written by JACK LONDON
Introduction by LORENZO CARCATERRA

Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages

Publisher: Modern Library

On Sale: 11/11/2003

Price: $15.00

ISBN: 978-0-812-97004-3

The Star Rover is the story of San Quentin death-row inmate Darrell Standing, who escapes the horror of prison life—and long stretches in a straitjacket—by withdrawing into vivid dreams of past lives, including incarnations as a French nobleman and an Englishman in medieval Korea. Based on the life and imprisonment of Jack London’s friend Ed Morrell, this is one of the author’s most complex and original works. As Lorenzo Carcaterra argues in his Introduction, The Star Rover is “written with...

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Written by JACK LONDON
Introduction by TONY HORWITZ
Edited by CHRISTOPHER GAIR

Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages

Publisher: Modern Library

On Sale: 04/09/2002

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-375-75929-1

Like the celebrated Klondike Tales, the stories that comprise South Sea Tales derive their intensity from the author’s own far-flung adventures, conveying an impassioned, unsparing vision borne only of experience. The powerful tales gathered here vividly evoke the turn-of-the-century colonial Pacific and its capricious tropical landscape, while also trenchantly observing the delicate interplay between imperialism and the exotic. And as Tony Horwitz asserts in his Introduction, “When London’s...

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