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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
I loved this book. A true classic. Human nature at its best and worst. Bucks loyalty to John Thorton can only truly be understood by a man who's had a dog as his best friend. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Kindle Customer
I read this book when I was about 12 years old and it was instantly my favorite. I don't read much anymore, but I decided to pick this one up again and I couldn't put it back down. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Zack
We've added many of the classical books to our homeschool library and although the kids haven't read through them all yet I can say they are excited about every title and colorful... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Victoria Acevedo
I don't typically like stories about dogs. This was much more of a story about life, death and re-birth. Anyone that enjoys the outdoors can find themselves in Bucks traces!Published 7 days ago by W. Whitman
Buck is the Aragorn of wolves, the Will Smith of dogs and quite the rampant fella. If you're a dog, you'll love this book; humans will too. #squadgoalsPublished 15 days ago by Cristian Caroli