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The Call of the Wild (Global Classics) Paperback – November 29, 2014
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Nicholas Ruddick is Professor of English at the University of Regina. He is the editor of the Broadview Editions of H.G. Wells's The Time Machine and Grant Allen's The Woman Who Did.
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Buck is a big dog; part Saint Bernard, part shepherd. He lived his life in a nice house with a nice family until the nefarious Manuel stole him and sold him to some people who took him to the Yukon and made him into a sled dog.
There are parts of this story that were brutal. I won't lie. Buck was abused, starved, and led a hard life. He had some masters who had no feelings or respect for him at all. He was sold to two different "teams" before ending up with Thornton, who pretty much retired him, loved, and cared for him. Buck, in return, loved and was loyal to Thornton.
This is a story about survival of the fittest. While the other dogs on the mush team were dropping dead, Buck prevailed. It's also about loyalty and friendship between a man and a dog.
The ending was fabulous. I absolutely loved it.
The wording in the book was a bit hard to read since the book was originally released in 1903. Speaking and writing was a bit different back then.
The best news is, it is free on public domain. I acquired my copy at Amazon and read it on my Kindle Fire.