Differentiated book• It has a historical context with research of the time-Revolution, and Other Essays by Jack London.--Revolution - The somnambulists - The dignity of dollars - Goliah - The golden poppy - The shrinkage of the planet - The house beautiful - The gold hunters of the North - Fomá Gordyéeff - These bones shall rise again - The others animals - The yellow peril - What life means to me .--Although best known for his adult fiction, Jack London wrote in almost every available corner, from verses to first-person research on the plight of the poor, from biographies to essays. A self-proclaimed socialist, London was very consistent in his views unlike many of his fellow writers. This is one of his less well received writing collections and perhaps one of the best. Jack London, (born John Griffith Chaney; January 12, 1876 - November 22, 1916) John Griffith London, was an American novelist, journalist, and social activist.A pioneer in the world of magazine trade fiction, he was one of the first writers to become a world celebrity and earn a fortune by writing. He was also an innovator in the genre that would later become known as science fiction. His most famous works include The Call of the Wild and White Fang, both set in the Klondike Gold Rush, as well as the short stories "To Build a Fire", "An Odyssey of the North" and "Love of Life". He also wrote about the South Pacific in stories like "The Pearls of Parlay" and "The Heathen".