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Author photo. Credit: Arnold Genthe, circa 1906-1916 (Arnold Genthe Collection,LoC Prints and Photographs Division, LC-G4085- 0411)

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Robert L. Fish finished London's uncompleted novel The Assassination Bureau, Ltd. and is sometimes credited as the author of that work.

The Call of the Wild 15,375 copies, 271 reviews
White Fang 9,604 copies, 106 reviews
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The Sea Wolf 3,552 copies, 44 reviews
Martin Eden 1,541 copies, 27 reviews
The Iron Heel 1,189 copies, 32 reviews
To Build a Fire and Other Stories 905 copies, 17 reviews
The Star Rover 584 copies, 21 reviews
The People of the Abyss 545 copies, 24 reviews
John Barleycorn: Alcoholic Memoirs 494 copies, 14 reviews
South Sea Tales 449 copies, 7 reviews
The Scarlet Plague 437 copies, 22 reviews
Jack London: Tales of the North 397 copies, 4 reviews
Before Adam 365 copies, 8 reviews
The Road 327 copies, 8 reviews
The Sea-Wolf and Other Stories 327 copies, 6 reviews
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Law of Life [short story] 5 copies, 1 review
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Fifty Great American Short Stories (Contributor) 361 copies, 3 reviews
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100 Dastardly Little Detective Stories (Contributor) 179 copies, 1 review
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John Griffith London (born John Griffith Chaney; January 12, 1876 – November 22, 1916) was an American novelist, journalist, and social activist. A pioneer in the world of commercial magazine fiction, he was one of the first writers to become a worldwide celebrity and earn a large fortune from writing. He was also an innovator in the genre that would later become known as science fiction.

His most famous works include The Call of the Wild and White Fang, both set in the Klondike Gold Rush, as well as the short stories "To Build a Fire", "An Odyssey of the North", and "Love of Life". He also wrote about the South Pacific in stories such as "The Pearls of Parlay", and "The Heathen".

London was part of the radical literary group "The Crowd" in San Francisco and a passionate advocate of unionization, workers' rights, socialism, and eugenics. He wrote several works dealing with these topics, such as his dystopian novel The Iron Heel, his non-fiction exposé The People of the Abyss, War of the Classes, and Before Adam.
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Robert L. Fish finished London's uncompleted novel The Assassination Bureau, Ltd. and is sometimes credited as the author of that work.

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