London, Jack: The call of the Wild

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THE CALL OF THE WILD von JACK LONDON Tobias Jörger About the Author: Born in 1876 in the slums of San Fransico, Jack London was forced to leave school after 8th grade by proverty. He spent the rest of his teenage years as an oyster gatherer, fisherman and explorer of the great North. He also was a pirate, a seaman, a Yukon prospector, and a tramp. After his marriage and one year of education at the University of California, he devoted himself completely to writing. Steading he wrote articels for magazines and also some novels. The subject matter depended on his conflecting of ideas: his growing knowledge of the plight of the masses burdened one side of his heart, his passion of individualism burdened the other one. Although London had an enormous sized fortune, he spent his last few years in sadness and full of despair. In 1916 at the age of forty he committed suicide. Jack London had written fifty books in only fifteen years. Some of his best known titles include: The Call of the Wild and The Sea Wolf. Both are considered very important in American Literature, and are read allover the world. General approach: The Call of the Wild is a short novel by Jack London that was published in 1903. Together with other short novels about life in Alaska (such as The son of the Wolf (1900) and White Fang (1906)) These stories formed in certain respects the dialectic counterpart to earlier narration forms. The Call of the Wild is based on Londons experiences as a gold digger in the ...

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