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The Call of the Wild . The Sea-Wolf by Jack…

The Call of the Wild . The Sea-Wolf by Jack London (International…

by Jack London

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  Joniwrite1 | Oct 3, 2008 |
The Call of the Wild (1903) is generally considered London's best work, London himself was a wild man: drunk heavily, whored, jailed, tramped, poached, prospected - the bastard son of a wandering Irish astrologer. The novel is London's reconciliation with his own wild nature - he eventually killed himself in 1916 with an overdose of morphine - but not before he produced a prodigious amount of work becoming one of the most popular authors of his age, and certainly one of the best storytellers. His work is at its best seen from the conflict between animal instinct and intellectual reason.

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Tells the story of the magnificent dog Buck, who is a loyal pet until cruel men make him a pawn in their feverish search for the gold of the Klondike, where he breaks free and becomes the leader of a ferocious wolf pack.

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