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Jack London

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Jack London (1876-1916), by turns a renegade adventurer, a war correspondent, and an avowed socialist, first achieved fame with The Son of the Wolf (1900), a collection of short stories drawn from his experiences in the Klondike gold rush. "The greatest story Jack London ever wrote was the story he lived," said Alfred Kazin.

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Best Short Stories of Jack London

Written by Jack London


Format: Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Fawcett
On Sale: November 12, 1986
Price: $6.99

With an introduction by Eugene Burdick, The Best Short Stories of Jack London includes:
To Build a Fire
An Odyssey of the North
Lost Face
A Piece of Steak
The Heathen
The Law of Life
To the Man on Trail
The Wit of Porportuk
Love of Life
The Pearls of Parlay
Brilliant, poetic, swift with violence and action, his stories clearly illustrate... Read more >

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The Call of the Wild & White Fang

Written by Jack London


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 25, 2014
Price: $7.95

Jack London’s two most beloved tales of survival in Alaska were inspired by his experiences in the Yukon during the Klondike Gold Rush. Both novels grippingly dramatize the harshness of the natural world and what lies beneath the thin veneer of human civilization.

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The Call of the Wild, White Fang & To Build a Fire

Written by Jack London
Introduction by E.L. Doctorow


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: September 14, 1998
Price: $7.95

Generally considered London's greatest achievement, The Call of the Wild brought him international acclaim when it was first published in 1903.  White Fang, which London conceived as a "complete antithesis and companion piece to The Call of the Wild," is the tale of an abused wolf-dg tamed by exposure to civilization. Also... Read more >
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Call of The Wild, White Fang

Written by Jack London


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: November 2, 2011
Price: $4.99

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Call of The Wild, White Fang

Written by Jack London


Format: Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: February 1, 1991
Price: $4.99

Two of Jack London's finest stories of dogs in the wilderness and their devotions to their masters.
The Call Of The Wild is the story of Buck, a dog stolen from his home and thrust into the merciless life of the Arctic north to endure hardship, bitter cold, and the savage... Read more >
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The Call of the Wild, White Fang & To Build a Fire
(A Modern Library E-Book)
Written by Jack London


Format: eBook
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 1, 2000
Price: $2.99

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John Barleycorn

Written by Jack London
Introduction by Pete Hamill


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: September 11, 2001
Price: $14.00

Jack London cut a mythic figure across the American landscape of the early twentieth century. But throughout his colorful life–from his teenage years as an oyster pirate to his various incarnations as a well-traveled seaman, Yukon gold prospector, waterfront brawler, unemployed vagrant, impassioned socialist, and celebrated writer–he retained a predilection for... Read more >
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John Barleycorn

Written by Jack London
Introduction by Pete Hamill


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: September 22, 2010
Price: $2.99

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Klondike Tales

Written by Jack London
Introduction by Gary Kinder


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: March 13, 2001
Price: $12.95

As a young man in the summer of 1897, Jack London joined the Klondike gold rush. From that seminal experience emerged these gripping, inimitable wilderness tales, which have endured as some of London’s best and most defining work. With remarkable insight and unflinching realism, London describes the punishing adversity that awaited... Read more >
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Klondike Tales

Written by Jack London
Introduction by Gary Kinder


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: June 23, 2010
Price: $2.99

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The Sea-Wolf

Written by Jack London
Introduction by Gary Kinder


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 14, 2000
Price: $10.95

A thrilling epic of a sea voyage and a complex novel of ideas, The Sea-Wolf is a standard-bearer of its genre. It is the vivid story of a gentleman scholar, Humphrey Van Weyden, who is rescued by a seal-hunting schooner after a ferryboat accident in San Francisco Bay. London uses Van... Read more >

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The Sea Wolf

Written by Jack London


Format: Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: April 1, 1984
Price: $4.95

An epic of action-filled excitement. Rescued from drowning, a pampered gentleman awakes in a special kind of hell. He's aboard the Ghost, a sealing schooner outbound for months of hunting. Wolf Larson, the devilish captain, a fiendish crew, the cruel sea, and unlikely love make this tale immortal. Read more >
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The Sea Wolf

Written by Jack London


Format: eBook
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: February 27, 2007
Price: $1.99

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South Sea Tales

Written by Jack London
Edited by Christopher Gair
Introduction by Tony Horwitz


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: April 9, 2002
Price: $13.00

Like the celebrated Klondike Tales, the stories that comprise South Sea Tales derive their intensity from the author’s own far-flung adventures, conveying an impassioned, unsparing vision borne only of experience. The powerful tales gathered here vividly evoke the turn-of-the-century colonial Pacific and its capricious tropical landscape, while also trenchantly observing the... Read more >
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South Sea Tales

Written by Jack London
Edited by Christopher Gair
Introduction by Tony Horwitz


Format: eBook, 384 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: September 22, 2010
Price: $2.99

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The Star Rover

Written by Jack London
Introduction by Lorenzo Carcaterra


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 11, 2003
Price: $14.00

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The Star Rover

Written by Jack London
Introduction by Lorenzo Carcaterra


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $2.99

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To Build a Fire and Other Stories

Written by Jack London


Format: Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: April 1, 1986
Price: $5.95

This collection of 25 Jack London stories includes a dozen of his vivid Klondike stories. From Alaska to the Yukon, from the Klondike to the Arctic tundra, Jack London knew the outlaws and the wolves, the prospectors and the grizzlies. In these collected stories of man against the wilderness London lays... Read more >

To Build a Fire

Written by Jack London


Format: eBook, 432 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: February 27, 2007
Price: $1.99

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