The Call of the Wild, White Fang, and Other Stories

The Call of the Wild, White Fang, and Other Stories

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Penguin Putnam
A collection of Jack London's most profound and moving allegorical tales

The Call of the Wild, London's masterpiece about a dog learning to survive in the wilderness, sees pampered pet Buck snatched from his home and set to work as a sled-dog. White Fang, set in the frozen tundra and boreal forests of Canada's Yukon territory, is the story of a wolf-dog struggling to survive in a human society every bit as violent as the natural world. This volume of Jack London's famed stories of the North also includes 'Batard', in which an abused dog takes revenge on his owner; and 'Love of Life', in which an injured prospector, abandoned by his partner, must struggle home alone through the wilderness, stalked by a lone wolf.

In his introduction, James Dickey probes London's strong personal and literary identification with the wolf-dog as a symbol and totem. Andrew Sinclair, London's official biographer and the volume's editor, provides a brief account of London's life as a sailor, desperado, socialist, adventurer and acclaimed author.  

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Baker & Taylor
In these classic tales of the Yukon, a sled dog and a wolf struggle to suppress their wild instincts to serve their human masters

Publisher: New York : Penguin, 1993, c1981
ISBN: 9780140186512
0140186514
Branch Call Number: FIC Londo
Characteristics: 410 p. --
Additional Contributors: Sinclair, Andrew 1935-
Alternative Title: White Fang
Call of the wild

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I love 'The Call of the Wild'. Certainly a treasure to literature. :) Amazing story!

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