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White Fang by Jack London

White Fang (original 1906; edition 1989)

by Jack London

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Title:White Fang
Authors:Jack London
Info:Aerie (1989), Edition: Unabridged, Mass Market Paperback, 224 pages
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White Fang by Jack London (1906)

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    The Call of the Wild by Jack London (Anonymous user, kxlly)
    Anonymous user: Jack London's other famous tale of dogs in the wild.
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    A Dog Named Wolf by Erik Munsterhjelm (bookel)
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    The Wolfling by Sterling North (bookel)
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    The Year of the Hare by Arto Paasilinna (hippietrail)

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Dealing with themes of morality and redemption, White Fang will also be a great partner novel with Revolver. Told from the point of view of a dog, the author explores the violence of the animal and human worlds.
  Melina_Hiatt_Easter | Jul 16, 2015 |
Classic story of a wold-dog hybrid named White Fang. It's kind of the reversal of Jack London's other work "The Call of the Wild" wherein the animal starts off in human society and goes feral. White Fang is born wild and ends up with a beloved master. The point appears to be that nature is savage and brutal ("Eat or be eaten!"), and that man can be even more savage and brutal, or let the power of love and gentleness overcome. ( )
  krista.rutherford | May 16, 2015 |
I don't want to get too critical of this book but it is ironic that the author reversed the very thing I liked best about The Call of the Wild: the ruthless ending. I suppose that this book ended with a ruthless event but not with a wildness of mind and life. I thought that parts one and two were simply brilliant. The beginning of the book was gripping and exciting and a great way to introduce the reader to White Fang.

All in all, I enjoy this book very much... I just thought it got too sappy and lovey-dovey in the end. Also, I did not really enjoy the deification of humans to the extent it was used. The first couple of references would have sufficed to make the point of the wolf's point of view. ( )
  jimocracy | Apr 18, 2015 |
For Christmas, I ordered an mp3 player (Library of Classics) that was pre-loaded with 100 works of classic literature in an audio format. Each work is in the public domain and is read by amateurs, so the quality of the presentation is hit or miss.

White Fang is a novel written by Jack London, much on the same topic and of the same style as his classic novella Call of the Wild. In Call of the Wild, the story is told from the point of view of the kidnapped sled dog, Buck. Likewise, in White Fang, the protagonist and narrator is a wolf/dog hybrid named White Fang. Born in the wild to a wolf father and half wolf, half dog mother, White Fang soon becomes domesticated as a pup in a nearby Indian village. From there he passes through various stages of life in Canada, Alaska and finally California.

London’s writing is fascinating and the imagery is first rate. White Fang’s progression from a wild animal, to domesticated sled dog, to fighting dog and finally to family pet (interestingly, exactly the opposite experience of the protagonist in Call of the Wild) is vastly entertaining and educational. ( )
  santhony | Apr 8, 2015 |
So infinitely better than Call of the Wild. I really enjoyed this book. White Fang had so much more personality than Buck and White Fang's perspectives of the world, his myriad interactions with everything around him, and the wonderful characterizations of the people in White Fang's life really invited the reader to truly care for him. ( )
  benuathanasia | Jan 30, 2015 |
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Jack Londonprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Applegate, KatherineIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Chatty, JohnNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hootkins, WilliamNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hutt, HenryIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kent, JonathanNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lawrence, T. C.secondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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White Fang is part dog, part wolf - and the only one of five tiny cubs to survive. In his lonely world, he soon learns to follow the harsh law of the North - kill or be killed. But nothing in White Fang's life can prepare him for the cruel owner who buys him and turns him into a vicious killer - a pit dog forced to fight for money. Will White Fang ever know the kindness of a gentle master or will he die a fierce killer?
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With an introduction from award winning K.A. Applegate, White Fang is one of London's classic tales of survival and one of his most popular stories. White Fang is part dog, part wolf, and the lone survivor of his family. In his lonely world, he soon learns to follow the law of the North--kill or be killed.

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The adventures in the northern wilderness of a dog who is part wolf and how he comes to make his peace with man.

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