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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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    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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I wasn't sure if I'd ever read this or not, and afterwards, I don't think I had. It was good, nothing spectacular. I would have thought that I would have loved it more. I enjoyed that it was was from the point of view of the wolf. White Fang had an interesting life but there just wasn't any particular high point in the story. It just plodded along. ( )
  she_climber | Apr 29, 2021 |
The sequel to ‘The Call of the Wild,’ ‘White Fang’ is more developed and tells a mirror story. In it, a half-wolf, half-dog endures great hardship in the wilds of Alaska, and eventually is domesticated. As in the first book, its realism suffers as London ascribes emotions and actions to the dogs that are too human-like, but he is effective in painting a picture of life in the cold, harsh climate, where the law is “eat or be eaten,” as he puts it. Unfortunately, it also has a dose of the white supremacy common to the period, as the dogs look up to the Indians as “Gods,” and then look up even more to “White Gods,” who are described as superior. Overall, though, it has some memorable scenes, such as the owner who holds brutal dog fights, and a nice message of how love, tenderness, and patience can overcome the bitterness bred from a violent upbringing. London also gets in a little jab at corruption in law enforcement towards the end, via a prisoner who has been framed. Imperfect, but worth reading.

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“To have a full stomach, to doze lazily in the sunshine – such things were remuneration in full for his ardors and toils, while his ardors and toils were in themselves self-remunerative. They were expressions of life, and life is always happy when it is expressing itself.” ( )
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I wish there would be a sequel... ( )
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London, Jackprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Applegate, KatherineIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
BrugueraEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Chatty, JohnNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hootkins, WilliamNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hutt, HenryIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kent, JonathanNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Laue, MarieTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lawrence, T. C.secondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Thomley, BobNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ward, HelenIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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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

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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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