Jack London : Novels and Stories : Call of the Wild / White Fang / The Sea-Wolf / Klondike and Other Stories (Library of America)

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9780940450059: Jack London : Novels and Stories : Call of the Wild / White Fang / The Sea-Wolf / Klondike and Other Stories (Library of America)

This Library of America volume of Jack London’s best-known work is filled with thrilling action, an intuitive feeling for animal life, and a sense of justice that often works itself out through violence. London enjoyed phenomenal popularity in his own time (which included the depressions of the 1890s and the beginnings of World War One), and he remains one of the most widely read of all American writers.

The Call of the Wild (1903), perhaps the best novel ever written about animals, traces a dog’s sudden entry into the wild and the education necessary for his survival in the ways of the wolf pack. Like many of London’s stories, this one is inspired by the early deprivations of his own pathetically short life: the primitive conditions of life as an oyster pirate in San Francisco; the restless existence of a hobo; the isolation of a prison inmate; the exertion of a laborer in the Oakland slums; and the frustration of a failed prospector for gold in the Alaskan Klondike.

White Fang (1906), in which a wolf-dog becomes domesticated out of love for a man, is apparently the reverse side of the process found in The Call of the Wild, yet for many readers its moments of greatest authenticity are those which suggest that, in actual practice, civilization is pretty much a dog’s life for everyone, of “hunting and being hunted, eating and being eaten, all in blindness and confusion, with violence and disorder, a chaos of gluttony.”
 
Though London was a reader of Marx and Nietzsche and an avowed socialist, he doubted that socialism could ever be put into practice and was convinced of the necessity for a brutal individualism. He thought of The Sea-Wolf (1904), the story of Wolf Larsen and his crew of outcasts on the lawless Alaskan seas, as “an attack upon the superman philosophy,” but the Captain is far more memorable than any of the book’s civilized characters. London is an immensely exciting writer partly because the conflicts in his thinking tend to enhance rather than hinder the romantic and thrilling turns of his plots.

The stories of the Klondike, which are based on his personal experiences and the stories of California, Mexico, and the South Seas, span the whole of London’s career as a writer. He is one of the great storytellers in American literature, and his politics, with all their passion and contradiction, come to life through the vigor and red-blooded energy of his prose.

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The Library of America is an award-winning, nonprofit program dedicated to publishing America's best and most significant writing in handsome, enduring volumes featuring authoritative texts. Hailed as "the most important book-publishing project in the nation's history" (Newsweek), this acclaimed series is restoring America's literary heritage in "the finest-looking, longest-lasting edition ever made" (New Republic).

About the Author:

John Griffith "Jack" London (1876–1916) is an American author, journalist, and social activist. Some of his most famous works include The Call of the Wild and White Fang, as well as the short stories "To Build a Fire", "An Odyssey of the North", and "Love of Life".

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London, Jack; Donald Pizar (editor) wrote the notes & selected the contents for this volume.
Editorial: Library of America, New York (1982)
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Descripción Library of America, New York, 1982. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: New. 1st Edition. CLASSIC: THRILLING: NEW 1st edition Library of America hardcover (orig. 1982), 13th printing (c. 2012), NEW mylar-protected jacket w/ new edges & corners showing $35.00 publisher's list price at bottom right front inside flyleaf, new British-green Brillianta silk-finish fabric-over-boards cover w/ sharp new edges & corners & titles & Library of America colophon handsomely gold-stamped on spine, impeccable smooth-cut text-block exterior, impeccable white-on-green Library of America patterned end-papers on heavy stock, pristine interior printed in remarkably clear 10-point Linotron Galliard on superb Ecusta Nyallite paper * 5.0" x 8.12" x 1.28", 0.68 kg, 1021 pp. * CONTENTS: The Call of the Wild (1), White Fang (87), Selected Klondike Short Stories (285), The Sea-Wolf (479), Selected Short Stories (773), Chronology (991), Note on the Texts (995), Historical & Geographical Note (1001), Maps (1005), Notes (1008) * Thrilling action, an intuitive feeling for animal life, a sense of justice that often works itself out through violence: these are the qualities that made Jack London phenomenally popular in his own day & continue to make him, both at home & abroad, among the most widely-read of American authors. 'The Call of the Wild', perhaps the best novel ever written about animals, traces a dog's education for survival in the ways of the wolf pack. 'White Fang', in which a wolf-dog becomes domesticated out of love for a man, is an unforgettable portrayal of a world of "hunting & being hunted, eating & being eaten, all in blindness & confusion." In 'The Sea Wolf', the primitive takes human form in the ruthless, indomitable Wolf Larsen, captain of a crew of outcasts on the lawless Alaskan seas. Set in the Klondike, California, Mexico, & the South Seas, the short stories collected here (many for the first time) reveals London's stature as one of the great American storytellers. * The Library of America is an award-winning, nonprofit program dedicated to publishing America's best & most significant writing in handsome, enduring volumes, featuring authoritative texts. Hailed as "the most important book-publishing project in the nation's history" (Newsweek), this acclaimed series is restoring America's literary heritage in "the finest-looking, longest-lasting edition ever made" (New Republic). Nº de ref. de la librería 007855

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London, Jack; Donald Pizar (editor) wrote the notes & selected the contents for this volume.
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Descripción Library of America, New York, 1982. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: New. 1st Edition. CLASSIC: THRILLING: NEW Library of America 1st edition hardcover (orig. 1982), 9th printing (c. 2010), new matt-cream LOA-slipcase w/ gilt-rule borders & gilt-LOA-logo stamped on front face, new rayon-weave British-green Brillianta silk-finish fabric-over-boards cover w/ sharp new edges & corners & titles & LOA colophon handsomely gold-stamped on spine, impeccable smooth-cut text-block exterior, impeccable white-on-green LOA patterned card-stock end-papers on heavy stock, pristine interior printed in remarkably clear 10-point Linotron Galliard on superb Ecusta Nyallite paper * 5.0" x 8.12" x 1.28", 0.66 kg, 1021 pp. / With slipcase: 5.36" x 8.36" x 1.54", 0.77 kg * CONTENTS: The Call of the Wild (1), White Fang (87), Selected Klondike Short Stories (285), The Sea-Wolf (479), Selected Short Stories (773), Chronology (991), Note on the Texts (995), Historical & Geographical Note (1001), Maps (1005), Notes (1008) * Thrilling action, an intuitive feeling for animal life, a sense of justice that often works itself out through violence: these are the qualities that made Jack London phenomenally popular in his own day & continue to make him, both at home & abroad, among the most widely-read of American authors. 'The Call of the Wild', perhaps the best novel ever written about animals, traces a dog's education for survival in the ways of the wolf pack. 'White Fang', in which a wolf-dog becomes domesticated out of love for a man, is an unforgettable portrayal of a world of "hunting & being hunted, eating & being eaten, all in blindness & confusion." In 'The Sea Wolf', the primitive takes human form in the ruthless, indomitable Wolf Larsen, captain of a crew of outcasts on the lawless Alaskan seas. Set in the Klondike, California, Mexico, & the South Seas, the short stories collected here (many for the first time) reveals London as one of America's greatest storytellers * The Library of America is an award-winning nonprofit program dedicated to publishing America's best & most significant writing in handsome, enduring volumes, featuring authoritative texts. Hailed as "the most important book-publishing project in the nation's history" (Newsweek), this acclaimed series is restoring America's literary heritage in "the finest-looking, longest-lasting edition ever made" (New Republic). Nº de ref. de la librería 007856

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Descripción The Library of America, United States, 1982. Hardback. Estado de conservación: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Thrilling action, an intuitive feeling for animal life, a sense of justice that often works itself out through violence: these are the qualities that made Jack London phenomenally popular in his own day and continue to make him, at home and abroad, one of the most widely read of all American writers. The Call of the Wild, perhaps the best novel ever written about animals, traces a dog s education for survival in the ways of the wolf pack. White Fang, in which a wolf-dog becomes domesticated out of love for a man, is an unforgettable portrayal of a world of hunting and being hunted, eating and being eaten, all in blindness and confusion. In The Sea-Wolf, the primitive takes human form in the ruthless, indomitable Wolf Larsen, captain of a crew of outcasts on the lawless Alaskan seas. Set in the Klondike, California, Mexico, and the South Seas, the short stories collected here - many for the first time - show London as one of the great American storytellers. Nº de ref. de la librería AAS9780940450059

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Descripción Library of America November 1982, 1982. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New, still in shrink wrap. We put tracking on every shipment. Nº de ref. de la librería 34858

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Descripción The Library of America, United States, 1982. Hardback. Estado de conservación: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Thrilling action, an intuitive feeling for animal life, a sense of justice that often works itself out through violence: these are the qualities that made Jack London phenomenally popular in his own day and continue to make him, at home and abroad, one of the most widely read of all American writers. The Call of the Wild, perhaps the best novel ever written about animals, traces a dog s education for survival in the ways of the wolf pack. White Fang, in which a wolf-dog becomes domesticated out of love for a man, is an unforgettable portrayal of a world of hunting and being hunted, eating and being eaten, all in blindness and confusion. In The Sea-Wolf, the primitive takes human form in the ruthless, indomitable Wolf Larsen, captain of a crew of outcasts on the lawless Alaskan seas. Set in the Klondike, California, Mexico, and the South Seas, the short stories collected here - many for the first time - show London as one of the great American storytellers. Nº de ref. de la librería AAS9780940450059

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