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Jack London : Novels and Stories : Call of the Wild / White Fang / The Sea-Wolf / Klondike and Other Stories (Library of America) Hardcover – November 1, 1982

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The Library of America is an award-winning, nonprofit program dedicated to publishing America's best and most significant writing in handsome, enduring volumes featuring authoritative texts. Hailed as "the most important book-publishing project in the nation's history" (Newsweek), this acclaimed series is restoring America's literary heritage in "the finest-looking, longest-lasting edition ever made" (New Republic).

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John Griffith "Jack" London (1876–1916) is an American author, journalist, and social activist. Some of his most famous works include The Call of the Wild and White Fang, as well as the short stories "To Build a Fire", "An Odyssey of the North", and "Love of Life".
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  • Series: Library of America (Book 1)
  • Hardcover: 1021 pages
  • Publisher: Library of America; 3rd Edition edition (November 1, 1982)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0940450054
  • ISBN-13: 978-0940450059
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 1.2 x 8.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #312,930 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Novels and Stories was the first of a two volume set that I scored for cheap on ebay a few years ago. The second, Novels and Social writings concentrates on his political/social novels and essays while this one is comprised of his Alaskan and sea bearing adventure stories.

This book weighs in at over 1000 pages and includes three GREAT novels in Call of the Wild, The Sea Wolf and White Fang as well as multitudes of his short stories.

I can't say enough about how much I love Londons writings and how much admiration I have for him as a man as well. I've read Call of the Wild about every two years or so since the first time I read it as a child and I get more out of it every time I re-read it. His adventure stories on one level are just great red blooded adventure stories that anyone who has any heart or spirit would enjoy and there is a deeper level to London as well. His stories are highly spiritual if you are able to look at them on another level. Although thats something that you have to "feel" from within I suppose.
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You can't lump too many people into the same sphere with London...Twain, Poe, and Lovecraft are a few that spring to mind. He's an American Titan, and he gets the fawning treatment you'd expect from the Library of America in this exemplary, extraordinary, green-registered book.

Call of the Wild is a page-turning yarn about a dog that becomes a wolf. It's listed on the MLA 100, but any competent kid of ten could tackle it...and enjoy it.

White Fang is a canine bildungsroman that inverts the plot of Call of the Wild, with the wolf becoming a dog. Also a page-turner, also something a kid would read without having to be coerced, and possessed of a truly classic scene where White Fang fights a bulldog.

The Klondike Short Stories are all superb--some people think London's metier was the short story rather than the novel--with Batard being a personal favorite.

The Sea-Wolf is a work of genius...until it all comes crashing down with the introduction of Maud Brewster, and the escape to Endeavour Island. What had heretofore been a truly transcendent work of art transmogrifies into a clunky, melodramatic, and tedious chore, where London's love of sailing jargon threatens to overwhelm the reader.

The Selected Short Stories show that London wasn't just a Yukon guy...he had some other arrows in his quiver. A few stories demonstrate his--at the time--devout socialism, which lasted up until he himself got rich. The Apostate is the weakest of these, but The Strength of the Strong is a pretty good allegory for fin-de-siecle capitalism, with all its gory excesses. London also writes convincingly about such diverse topics as boxing, South Sea cannibals, and straight-up science fiction.

This book of books is excellent, and any American who fancies himself a lover of literature would be remiss in not reading it.
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Although its not leather bound, it is a sewn together binding and is what I was looking to add to my collection of great books. It has the three novels and the short stories that I was looking for, including "To Build a Fire".
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A great collection of classic literature for lovers of the outdoors, social commentary, and students of American literature. From the internal struggles of Buck in "The Call of the Wild" to the intense individualism of Wolf in "The Sea Wolf" the reader is made to feel the emotions and desires of the characters. In addition, the text includes commentary on the texts and a chronology of London's life. These are helpful to the American literature student as well as those wishing to learn more about the life of this interesting man. Including some of the greatests novels, novelettes, and short stories in American history, a reader cannot go wrong with this wonderfully written and beautifully bound text.
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Wh0o am I to review Jack London, one of the finrst American writers to have ever lived. Reading his material is amazi ng. He is able to capture the essence of life and he puts you in the middle of it. If you are looking at this collection then you already know that he was far more than "The Call of The Wild" or "Fang."

So let me speak about this complitation. It includes several novels, a number of essays and many short stories- some of which I'd never seen before. It's a volume that is great ffor introeducing someone to London as it gives many different styoles. This thin book is stufed.; the pages are thin the print is small so it's possible to carry about a vast amount of his work in a compact form.

Jack London was really one of the settlers of Alaska and Cal.ifornia and he lets us see the west from the 19th century.
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Not totally complete as the first volume of the short stories, but a good collection.

I also downloaded a Kindle version of this volume which has even the early works of London. One of which is "The snow princess."
I was amazed to see that the Kindle version beat the hard copy. Never seen that before.
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I fondly recall reading Jack London's tales of his adventures in Alaska as a boy. He inspired a great sense of adventure in me at a very young age which helped foster a love of the outdoors and seeking out new experiences. I've made a tradition of giving a copy of his collected works to both my son and every male child of my extended family and all of my friends.
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