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Jack London

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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The Assassination Bureau, Ltd.
Written by Jack London and Robert L. Fish, Introduction by Donald E. Pease
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | October 1994
$14.00/20.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-018677-2 (0-14-018677-8)

London’s suspense thriller focuses on the fine distinction between state- justified murder and criminal violence in the Assassination Bureau—an organization whose mandate is to rid the state of all its enemies.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than... Read more






Best Short Stories of Jack London
Written by Jack London
Fawcett | Paperback | November 1986
$6.99/8.99(Canada) | 978-0-449-30053-4 (0-449-30053-6)

"Raw and Raked, Wild and Free..."

...that was the way Jack London saw life, and the more he lived it the more enamored of it he became. "All I saw," he once wrote, "was glamor of conquest, of scarlet adventure and yellow gold. ...The life was brave and wild, and I was... Read more






The Call of the Wild
Written by Jack London, Illustrated by Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini, Introduction by Melvin Burgess
Puffin Books | Hardcover | September 2011
$16.99/22.99(Canada) | 978-0-14-133654-1 (0-14-133654-4)

The classic survival story by Jack London in a beautiful hardcover edition

Life is good for Buck in Santa Clara Valley, where he spends his days eating and sleeping in the golden sunshine. But one day a treacherous act of betrayal leads to his kidnap, and he is forced into a life... Read more






The Call of the Wild
Written by Jack London, Introduction by Melvin Burgess
Puffin Books | Trade Paperback | March 2008
$5.99/7.99(Canada) | 978-0-14-132105-9 (0-14-132105-9)

Life is good for Buck in Santa Clara Valley, where he spends his days eating and sleeping in the golden sunshine. But one day a treacherous act of betrayal leads to his kidnap, and he is forced into a life of toil and danger. Dragged away to be a sledge dog... Read more






The Call of the Wild & White Fang
Written by Jack London
Vintage | Trade Paperback | February 2014
$7.95/8.95(Canada) | 978-0-8041-6885-4 (0-8041-6885-7)

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 and White Fang
Written by Jack London, Afterword by Michael Meyer, Introduction by John Seelye
Signet | Paperback | September 2010
$4.95/5.99(Canada) | 978-0-451-53159-9 (0-451-53159-0)

Timeless tales of wolves, dogs, men, and the Wild, The Call of the Wild and White Fang are two of the world’s greatest adventure stories.

The biting cold and the aching silence of the far North become an unforgettable backdrop for Jack London’s vivid, rousing, superbly realistic wilderness classics. The Call... Read more






The Call of the Wild and Selected Stories
Written by Jack London, Afterword by Tobey Hiller, Introduction by Alex Kershaw
Signet | Paperback | August 2009
$4.95/5.99(Canada) | 978-0-451-53134-6 (0-451-53134-5)

Robust tales of perilous adventure and animal cunning

Includes Diable: A Dog, An Odyssey of the North, To the Man on the Trail, To Build a Fire, and Love of Life Out of the white wilderness, out of the Far North, Jack London, one of America's most popular authors, drew the...
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The Call of the Wild, White Fang & To Build a Fire
Written by Jack London, Introduction by E.L. Doctorow
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | January 2002
$7.95/10.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-75251-3 (0-375-75251-X)

The Call of the Wild—Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time

To this day Jack London is the most widely read American writer in the world," E. L. Doctorow wrote in The New York Times Book Review. Generally considered to be London's greatest achievement... Read more






Call of The Wild, White Fang
Written by Jack London
Bantam Classics | Paperback | February 1991
$4.99/6.99(Canada) | 978-0-553-21233-4 (0-553-21233-8)

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  lawlessness of man and beast. White Fang  is the adventure of an animal -- part dog, part  wolf --turned vicious by cruel abuse... Read more






Call of the Wild
Written by Jack London
Puffin Books | Trade Paperback | March 2006
$10.99/14.50(Canada) | 978-0-14-240571-0 (0-14-240571-X)

Part St. Bernard, part Scotch shepherd, Buck is a sturdy crossbreed canine accustomed to a comfortable life as a family dog -- until he's seized from his pampered surroundings and shipped to Alaska to be a sled dog. There, the forbidding landscape is as harsh as life itself during the gold... Read more






The Call of the Wild, White Fang, and Other Stories
Written by Jack London, Edited by Andrew Sinclair, Introduction by James Dickey
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | August 1993
$9.00/9.99(Canada) | 978-0-14-018651-2 (0-14-018651-4)

A collection of Jack London's most profound and moving allegorical tales

The Call of the Wild, London's masterpiece about a dog learning to survive in the wilderness, sees pampered pet Buck snatched from his home and set to work as a sled-dog. White Fang, set in the frozen tundra and boreal forests... Read more






The Cruise of the Snark
Written by Jack London, Introduction by Robert Madison
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | April 2004
$15.00/16.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-243773-5 (0-14-243773-5)

Inspired by the examples of his heroes Herman Melville, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Joshua Slocum, Jack London determined to sail around the world. In April 1907 he sailed from San Francisco in the forty-five-foot ketch Snark, with his wife, Charmian, a skeleton crew, and his writing to keep him company. Beset... Read more






The Iron Heel
Written by Jack London, Introduction by Jonathan Auerbach
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | July 2006
$16.00/18.50(Canada) | 978-0-14-303971-6 (0-14-303971-7)

Part science fiction, part dystopian fantasy, part radical socialist tract, Jack London's The Iron Heel offers a grim depiction of warfare between the classes in America and around the globe. Originally published nearly a hundred years ago, it anticipated many features of the past century, including the rise of fascism, the... Read more






John Barleycorn
Written by Jack London, Introduction by Pete Hamill
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | September 2001
$16.00/22.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-75792-1 (0-375-75792-9)

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






Klondike Tales
Written by Jack London, Introduction by Gary Kinder
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | March 2001
$15.00/20.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-75685-6 (0-375-75685-X)

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






Martin Eden
Written by Jack London, Introduction by Andrew Sinclair
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | February 1994
$17.00/22.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-018772-4 (0-14-018772-3)

The semiautobiographical Martin Eden is the most vital and original character Jack London ever created. Set in San Francisco, this is the story of Martin Eden, an impoverished seaman who pursues, obsessively and aggressively, dreams of education and literary fame. London, dissatisfied with the rewards of his own success, intended Martin... Read more






Northland Stories
Written by Jack London, Introduction by Jonathan Auerbach
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | January 1997
$16.00/18.50(Canada) | 978-0-14-018996-4 (0-14-018996-3)

Like the characters in the popular dime novels of the time, London's heroes display such manly virtues as courage, loyalty, and steadfastness as they conftont the merciless frozen expanses of the north. Yet London breaks free of stereotypical figures and one-dimensional plots to explore deeper psychological and social questions of self-mastery... Read more






The Portable Jack London
Written by Jack London, Edited by Earle Labor
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | July 1994
$20.00/25.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-017969-9 (0-14-017969-0)

Alfred Kazin has aptly remarked that "the greatest story Jack London ever wrote was the story he lived." Newsboy, factory "work beast," gang member, hobo, sailor, Klondike argonaut, socialist crusader, war correspondent, utopian farmer, and world-famous adventurer: London is the closest thing America has had to a literary folk hero. His... Read more






The Sea-Wolf and Selected Stories
Written by Jack London and Earle Labor, Afterword by Ben Bova
Signet | Paperback | June 2013
$4.95/5.99(Canada) | 978-0-451-41585-1 (0-451-41585-X)

Impressed into service aboard the seal-hunting Ghost, Humphrey Van Weyden becomes an unwilling participant in a tense shipboard drama. With a wary eye, he watches the vessel’s abusive captain, Wolf Larsen, an enigma who can abandon two sailors on the open water, then return to reading the moral philosophers. One of... Read more






The Sea-Wolf
Written by Jack London, Introduction by Gary Kinder
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | November 2000
$10.95/15.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-78337-4 (0-679-78337-7)

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






The Sea Wolf
Written by Jack London
Bantam Classics | Paperback | April 1984
$4.95/6.95(Canada) | 978-0-553-21225-9 (0-553-21225-7)

The Sea Wolf is Jack London’s powerful and gripping saga of Humphrey Van Weyden, captured by a seal-hunting ship and now an unwilling sailor under its dreaded captain, Wolf Larsen. The men who sailed with Larsen were treacherous outcasts, but the captain himself was the legendary Sea Wolf–a violent brute of... Read more






South Sea Tales
Written by Jack London, Edited by Christopher Gair, Introduction by Tony Horwitz
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | April 2002
$16.00/22.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-75929-1 (0-375-75929-8)

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






The Star Rover
Written by Jack London, Introduction by Lorenzo Carcaterra
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | November 2003
$15.00/20.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7004-3 (0-8129-7004-7)

The Star Rover is the story of San Quentin death-row inmate Darrell Standing, who escapes the horror of prison life—and long stretches in a straitjacket—by withdrawing into vivid dreams of past lives, including incarnations as a French nobleman and an Englishman in medieval Korea. Based on the life and imprisonment of... Read more






Tales of the Pacific
Written by Jack London, Afterword by Andrew Sinclair, Introduction by Andrew Sinclair
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | November 1989
$13.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-018358-0 (0-14-018358-2)

If you know London primarily through novels like White Fang, these stories will provide a new perspective. Full of intriguing characters and snippets of pidgin, they also highlight London's concern with social issues.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With... Read more






To Build a Fire and Other Stories
Written by Jack London
Bantam Classics | Paperback | April 1986
$5.95/8.95(Canada) | 978-0-553-21335-5 (0-553-21335-0)

To Build A Fire and Other Stories is the most comprehensive and wide-ranging collection of Jack London's short stories available in paperback. This superb volume brings together twenty-five of London's finest, including a dozen of his great Klondike stories, vivid tales of the Far North were rugged individuals, such as the...

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