Jack London

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Jack London

Postby Penitent » Wed Mar 14, 2007 1:40 pm

One cannot forget Jack London when we talk about adventure novels. Written at the turn of the century his works still have all their strength and specially the ones depicting Alaska have all the charm of a bygone era. He sadly had a short life; barely forty years, but his works are extensive. “The Sea Wolf”, “White Fang” and “The Call of the Wild” are among the best.
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Re: Jack London

Postby Robert Graham » Sun Jan 27, 2008 5:11 am

I fully agree London will remain contemporary and read for years to come. His life was short but lived to the utmost; sad to say he experienced kidney stones and died from "accidental" overdose as opposed to Brittanica's version of suicide. Jack London was an innovator into the world of pig husbandry--There is the Jack London State Park in Glen Ellen, Ca. which is a must see for the devout London enthusiast which includes The Wolf House ruins, museum and book store, plus a fascinating self guided walking tour throughout the Park located in the Valley of the Moon--Sonoma Valley. Respectfully, Bob Graham, Hawaii
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Re: Jack London

Postby FanfromCan » Mon Jan 28, 2008 11:23 am

London's books are classics and were used in the school system here(Ontario-Canada). Call of the Wild is the story of a domesticated dog (Buck) that turns wild. And White Fang reverses that. I remember being asked to compare and contrast the two stories in high school.
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