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The story takes place in the extreme conditions of the Yukon during the 19th-century Klondike Gold Rush, where strong sled dogs were in high demand. After Buck, a domesticated dog, is snatched from a pastoral ranch in California, he is sold into a brutal life as a sled dog.
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The novella details Buck's struggle to adjust and survive the cruel treatment he receives from humans, other dogs, and nature. He eventually sheds the veneer of civilization altogether and instead relies on primordial instincts and the lessons he has learned to become a respected and feared leader in the wild. London lived for most of a year in the Yukon and gained from that experience material for the book. The story was serialized in the Saturday Evening Post in the summer of and released a month later in book form. The great popularity and success of the story made a reputation for London, with much of the story's appeal based on the simplicity with which he presented the themes in an almost mythical manner.
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As early as the story was adapted to film and has seen several more cinematic adaptations since that time. He was a pioneer in the then-burgeoning world of commercial magazine fiction and was one of the first fiction writers to obtain worldwide celebrity and a large fortune from his fiction alone. Kindle Edition , pages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Lists with This Book.
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Love and hate,fear and solace, keep the pages turning. London is a master of his craft and will never be matched.
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CALL OF THE WILD Classic Children's Book [Complete Unabridged, Illustrated, Annotated Edition]
The beloved story of the March girls is a classic American feminist novel, reflecting the tension between cultural obligation and artistic and personal freedom. But which of the four March sisters to love best? For every reader must have their favorite. Independent, tomboyish Jo; delicate, loving Beth; pretty, kind Meg; or precocious and artistic Amy, the baby of the family? For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1, 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.
This timeless classic is now an easy-to-read chapter book! The four March sisters—Meg, Amy, Beth, and feisty Jo—share the joys and sorrows of growing up while their father is away at war. The family is poor in worldly goods, but rich in love and character. It was one of the books that fostered my love of America, very early on, and showed me what makes a great character, particularly in headstrong Jo.
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