'The Call of the Wild' and 'White Fang' (inbunden)
Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
376
Utgivningsdatum
2004-08-01
Upplaga
New ed
Förlag
Collector's Library
Medarbetare
Gilpin, Sam (afterword)
Dimensioner
100 x 157 x 21 mm
Vikt
200 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9781904633679
'The Call of the Wild' and 'White Fang' (inbunden)

'The Call of the Wild' and 'White Fang'

Inbunden Engelska, 2004-08-01

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Presented together in one volume, these are two of the greatest and most popular animal stories ever written. Even to designate them as "animal stories" seems to undervalue them, because these tremendous works are so much more than mere children's tales, although they are admittedly still greatly loved by the young. Penned by Jack London at the beginning of the twentieth century, the first, The Call of the Wild, tells the story of Buck, a domestic dog who is kidnapped from his home in California and forced to pull sleds in the Arctic wastes. In the second, White Fang, a cross-breed that is three-quarters wolf and one quarter dog, endures considerable suffering in the Arctic before being tamed by a white American and taken to live in California. The two narratives are remarkable for the vividness of their descriptions and the success with which London imagines life from a nonhuman perspective.
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Jack London was born in San Francisco in 1876, the son of an unmarried spiritualist, Flora Wellmann, who later wed John London, a Civil War veteran. Much of Jack's childhood was spent in delinquency, and after several temporary itinerant jobs, he took part in the Klondike Gold Rush in 1897. Even though the trip was not a success, he drew on his experiences to write powerful stories. One of these, The Call of the Wild, brought him fame as an author, although he remained financially insecure for the rest of his life. He died in 1916 leaving behind an array of books on an astonishing range of subjects.