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Jack London

  • 5 stars across 129 books
    Jack London was born in 1876 in San Francisco, California. His parents weren't married and he grew up with a foster mother. Growing up in a working class family, London had a tough childhood. Desperate to escape a life of hard labour and make his way by writing, London managed to scrape together enough money to go to the University of California. However, financial difficulties forced him to leave before he graduated. On July 12, 1897, aged 21, London and his sister's husband sailed to join the Klondike Gold Rush. This time in the Northlands damaged his health and like so many other men who were malnourished in the goldfields, London developed scurvy. His gums became swollen and he lost his four front teeth. Inspired by his experiences during the gold rush, London went on to write stories which would make him a worldwide celebrity and a rich man. His most popular story, The Call of the Wild, was published in 1903 and was an instant bestseller. It was followed by White Fang in 1906. London was one of the first authors to make a fortune through his writing.
    3rd March 2016

    Oxford Children's Classics: The Call of the Wild

    Adventure! Drama! Danger! Loyalty! Stolen from a life of luxury and taken to work in the frozen north as a sledge dog, B... More

    (3 reviews)
    23rd May 2019

    White Fang: Illustrated by Ian Beck

    Part wolf, part dog, White Fang learns to survive in the freezing wilderness. As well as being forced to confront the ha... More

    (2 reviews)
    9th January 2014

    Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Classics: Level 15: White Fang

    White Fang is the story of a half dog, half wolf. It is told from White Fang's point of view as he learns to fend for hi... More

    (1 review)
    7th April 2004


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    1st February 2007

    Valley of the Moon

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