Jack London: The Klondike Rush Collection (The Call Of The Wild + White Fang) (Zongo Classics)

Jack London: The Klondike Rush Collection (The Call Of The Wild + White Fang) (Zongo Classics)

by Jack London

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This anthology contains the two following novels by Jack London: - The Call Of The Wild: The Call of the Wild is a short adventure novel by Jack London, published in 1903 and set in Yukon, Canada, during the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush, when strong sled dogs were in high demand. The central character of the novel is a dog named Buck. The story opens at a ranch in Santa Clara Valley, California, when Buck is stolen from his home and sold into service as a sled dog in Alaska. He becomes progressively feral in the harsh environment, where he is forced to fight to survive and dominate other dogs. By the end, he sheds the veneer of civilization, and relies on primordial instinct and learned experience to emerge as a leader in the wild. - White Fang: The story details White Fang's journey to domestication in Yukon Territory and the Northwest Territories during the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush. It is a companion novel (and a thematic mirror) to London's best-known work, The Call of the Wild, which is about a kidnapped, domesticated dog embracing his wild ancestry to survive and thrive in the wild. Much of White Fang is written from the viewpoint of the titular canine character, enabling London to explore how animals view their world and how they view humans. White Fang examines the violent world of wild animals and the equally violent world of humans. The book also explores complex themes including morality and redemption.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9782377871186
Publisher: Zongo
Publication date: 04/07/2017
Sold by: Bookwire
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 150
File size: 1 MB

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