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Originally serialized in The Saturday Evening Post, June 20-July 18, 1903, this classic remains relevant over 100 years later. The universal themes of survival, kindness, cruelty, and natural instinct are strengthened by Daniels's performance. His voicing provides just the right conversational and friendly tone with a touch of comfortable rasp, adding fresh energy to the timeless story. Buck, a four-year-old St. Bernard-and Scotch Shepherd cross breed, who weighs 140 pounds, has his life changed forever when he is kidnapped and taken to the cold bleakness of the Arctic to work with Klondike gold miners. A film adaptation of this story starring Clark Gable was released in 1935. Comparing and contrasting the audio production and the film will offer students many chances to write about or discuss the two versions. α(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
"This is the best scholarly edition of The Call of the Wild currently available, with a superb, wide-ranging introduction by Nicholas Ruddick that is a model of judicious lucidity. The edition is also greatly enhanced by a series of fascinating primary documents situating the novella in an array of turn-of-the-twentieth-century cultural contexts, including the Klondike gold rush, Darwin on dogs and men, theories of atavism and instinct, and controversies surrounding charges of plagiarism against Jack London. Highly recommended." - Jonathan Auerbach, University of Maryland --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.See all Editorial Reviews
It reads easily. A timeless tale of an era that has been lost. Not for young readers, early teens are okay, but its message will be understood by older readers.Published 23 hours ago by Manuel Lopez
I really like it, I just thought the structure on how buck becomes more powerful is only described if a few sentences, how could he go from being normal and immediately transform... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Rick Nicholson
It's an old fashion interesting book. If you like animals and love dogs its your book. Maybe it's your call of the wildPublished 1 day ago by Ricardo Andres Herrera
The consumate story of valor and fortitude in American literature. Not to read it is to escape the American experience. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Gonzo Don
One of the all-time classics of the North and probably the best dog story ever written.Published 3 days ago by Spy Guy
I really enjoyed this book because it takes you on a journey from a safe place in the beginning to the wild in Alaska, bringing out the primordial in Buck, the main dog. Read morePublished 6 days ago by J. Kim
A classic tale which I read in the 5th or 6th grade. It was a pleasure to re-read it, still smiling. Now to the next Jack London tale.
I downloaded his collection.