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White Fang (1906)

by Jack London

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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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Born in the wilds of the freezing cold Yukon, White Fang - half-dog, half-wolf - is the only animal in the litter to survive. He soon learns the harsh laws of nature, yet buried deep inside him are the distant memories of affection and love. Will this fiercely independent creature of the wild learn to trust man again?
  PlumfieldCH | Sep 23, 2023 |
Extremely similar to Call of the Wild in many ways, but also opposite in a sense. While Call of the Wild was about degradation of the human side, and an embrace of instincts and the wild side of the dog, "White Fang" is a repression of instinct and wild, and succumbing to a life of love and domestication.

In many ways, this feels like a grander version of TCotW, London feels a bit more confident in his writing, and expands on ideas a bit more in gratifying ways. ( )
  Andjhostet | Jul 4, 2023 |
White Fang is, much like Black Beauty, unrelenting in its depiction of animal misery. As an adult, I find the misery rather tiresome, but it would have no doubt been far more bestirring when I was child. It's emotionally evocative, and it forces the reader to embody an animal perspective very different from their own and confront the pain caused by animal cruelty.

I still want to make note that it's an unrealistic depiction of wolf mentality. While books about animals don't have to be realistic, the wolves in White Fang are unrealistic in ways that uphold longstanding harmful narratives about wolves and the wilderness. In White Fang, the fact that wolves are not obedient to humans is a problem--and it doesn't just make them bad pets, but bad in terms of their moral character. In White Fang, the wild wolf is cruel, brutal, and lonely because nature requires it, because wolves cannot think beyond their selfish individual needs without human help and love--even though in nature, unlike the novel, wolves are highly social and companionable with one another, and rarely benefit from increased contact with humans. Wolves are not especially violent or dangerous animals, and the idea that they are has fueled the anti-wolf policies still in place in much of their natural territory today.

All of that is bad enough; still worse, the idea that wilderness and wild animals are a problem that must be solved feeds directly into the novel's harmful depiction of Native Americans. Just as White Fang is part-wolf and part-dog, Native Americans in this novel are presented as part-wild and part-civilized. And just as White Fang benefits from being tamed and becoming more doglike, it's clear that Native Americans would benefit from becoming more civilized, like their colonizers. This bias is not subtle: when White Fang meets Native Americans for the first time, he sees them as gods; and when he meets white people for the first time, he explicitly states that they are superior gods. Add to that the fact that the primary Native American character is an animal abuser and an alcoholic (a common stereotype) and the depiction becomes especially distasteful. I'd suggest reading Black Beauty instead. ( )
  Sammelsurium | Jun 29, 2023 |
This is my first time reading Jack London. I acquired the audiobook through my Audible membership and thought I would give it a try. As a lover of animals and nature, I suspected I would appreciate London’s work. I was a bit apprehensive as the description mentioned White Fang’s cruel owners. (One thing that seriously turns my stomach is animal abuse.) While reading about the abuse White Fang endured hurt my heart immensely, it also made my love for him grow. I was anxious and hopeful he would find a human that would love him dearly and treat him the way he deserved. This is an incredible story of endurance and perseverance; I loved it from beginning to end. ( )
  NatalieRiley | Jun 17, 2023 |
Once again Jack London creates a fantastic novel, a great read and a touching tale. the movie is also good ( )
1 vote Enchanten | Mar 12, 2023 |
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Applegate, KatherineIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Chatty, JohnNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hootkins, WilliamNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hutt, HenryIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Dark spruce forest frowned on either side the frozen frozen waterway.
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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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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?
London, Jack, 1876-1916.
Ασπροδόντης / Τζακ Λόντον · μετάφραση Γιώργος Μαρκάκης · εικονογράφηση Philippe Munch. - Αθήνα : Ερευνητές, 2019. - 242σ. : εικ. · 24x17εκ. - (Αριστουργήματα της Παγκόσμιας Λογοτεχνίας και η Εποχή τους)
1η έκδοση: 2002.
Γλώσσα πρωτοτύπου: αγγλικά
Τίτλος πρωτοτύπου: White Fang
ISBN 978-960-368-572-2 (Σκληρό εξώφυλλο) [Κυκλοφορεί]
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Penguin Australia

An edition of this book was published by Penguin Australia.

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Tantor Media

2 editions of this book were published by Tantor Media.

Editions: 1400102685, 1400108888

Urban Romantics

2 editions of this book were published by Urban Romantics.

Editions: 1909175269, 1909175013

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