Call of the Wild
One of the most popular and exciting adventure stories is now being reissued with vibrant, realistic paintings by a highly acclaimed artist and an introduction by award-winning author, Gary Paulsen. First published in 1903, this striking reissue is as relevant today as it was when it was first published. Black-and-white illustrations.
This classic novel based on London’s own adventures as a Klondike miner, tell the story of a heroic dog caught in the brutal life of the Alaska Gold Rush. Hardship, danger, courage, love and the choice between man’s world and the world of the wild are drawn together in a stunning portrayal of arctic life.
- ISBN: 9780486264721
- Author: Jack London
- 64 pages
- Ages: 12+
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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.London spent almost a year in the Yukon, and his observations form much of the material for the book.
|Dimensions||20.2 × 12.8 × 0.5 cm|