- Paperback: 400 pages
- Publisher: Basic Books; First Trade Paper Edition edition (October 4, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 046502503X
- ISBN-13: 978-0465025039
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 33 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,271,180 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“[A] gripping narrative…Haley understands what longtime scholars of London have often failed to see: that London had multiple lives, and explored his own identities in his fiction.”
“[V]ividly drawn…Haley has done a fine job. His book is a compelling story about a man who, after the death of Mark Twain in 1910, was America’s most prominent author.”
“In Wolf, James L. Haley gives us a terrific, compact biography that helps to restore London as a complex, prodigious writer of much (perhaps too much) more than tales of adventure.”
“Rough-and-tumble, passionate writer who set the stage for Sinclair Lewis and John Steinbeck captured in tumultuous color.”
Irish Examiner (Cork)
"Wolf is a glorious achievement which will encourage readers to seek out more about and by Jack London.”
Dallas Morning News
“[Wolf] reads smoothly, and for any who lack a knowledge about this iconoclastic and sensational writer of the early 20th
century, it will make a pleasant bedside companion.”
“James Haley’s fascinating biography is as much about London’s socialist politics and domestic turmoil as his best sellers.”
“Careful research illuminates the creative process through which London forged such powerful works as Call of the Wild, White Fang, and The Game…[A]ny reader who shares even a spark of London’s incandescent curiosity will relish this vivid portrait.”
Wall Street Journal
“[Haley’s] argument is persuasive that the unexpurgated London has never been more relevant…His biography is polished, sleek, readable and pulls no punches.”
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Haley details all of London's adventures, discusses his rise from poverty, tells about the women in his life and follows his subject's career as one of America's most prominent Socialists. Along the way, Haley avoids one of the major pitfalls of literary biography. He never engages in lengthy literary criticism of London's work, which, while certainly worthwhile, would bog down his biographical narrative. Good call.
The result is a readable book that sheds light on several of the mysteries surrounding London's life as well as the mysterious circumstances of his death. I would highly recommend this biography to anyone interested in the history of American literature or anyone who just wants to read the story of a fascinating individual.