The Call of the Wild

Author: Jack London

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publ

ISBN: 9781562542559

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 62

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The classic story of an amazing dog caught up in the Alaskan gold rush.

Grammardog Guide to The Call of the Wild

Author: Mary Jane McKinney

Publisher: Grammardog LLC

ISBN: 1608570169

Category: Education

Page: 54

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Grammardog Teacher's Guide contains 16 quizzes for this adventure story. All sentences are from the novel. The main character is a dog which makes for interesting sentences that describe human behavior and the snowy Yukon wilderness from a dog's point of view. Allusions reflect the conflict in the story between civilized dog versus uncivilized dog and laws of civilization versus primordial instinct and lawlessness.

The Call of the Wild and White Fang

Author: Jack London

Publisher: Collector's Library

ISBN: 9781904633679

Category: Fiction

Page: 388

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Presented together in one volume, these are two of the greatest and most popular animal stories ever written. Even to designate them as "animal stories" seems to undervalue them, because these tremendous works are so much more than mere children's tales, although they are admittedly still greatly loved by the young. Penned by Jack London at the beginning of the twentieth century, the first, The Call of the Wild, tells the story of Buck, a domestic dog who is kidnapped from his home in California and forced to pull sleds in the Arctic wastes. In the second, White Fang, a cross-breed that is three-quarters wolf and one quarter dog, endures considerable suffering in the Arctic before being tamed by a white American and taken to live in California. The two narratives are remarkable for the vividness of their descriptions and the success with which London imagines life from a nonhuman perspective.

Call of the Wild

Author: N.A

Publisher: Evans Brothers

ISBN: 0237540819

Category: Children's stories

Page: 58

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This is one in a series of books that offers a quick way into a range of exciting stories. Fast-moving and accessible, each story is a shortened, dramatically illustrated version of the classic novel which loses none of the strength and flavour of the original.

The Call of the Wild and Selected Stories

Author: Jack London

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101105240

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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The Call of the Wild is Now a Major Motion Picture Starring Harrison Ford! Out of the white wilderness, out of the Far North, Jack London, one of America’s most popular authors, drew the inspiration for his robust tales of perilous adventure and animal cunning. Swiftly paced and vividly written, the novel and five short stories included here capture the main theme of London’s work: the law of the club and the fang—man’s instinctive reversion to primitive behavior when pitted against the brute force of nature. Includes The Call of the Wild, Diable: A Dog, An Odyssey of the North, To the Man on the Trail, To Build a Fire, and Love of Life

The Call of the Wild, White Fang, and Other Stories

Author: Jack London

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 0199538891

Category: Fiction

Page: 401

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The Call of the Wild brought him international acclaim when it was published in 1903. His story of the dog Buck, who learns to survive in the bleak Yukon wilderness, is viewed by many as his symbolic autobiography. 'No other popular writer of his time did any better writing than you will find in The Call of the Wild,' said H. L. Mencken. 'Here, indeed, are all the elements of sound fiction.' White Fang (1906), which London conceived as a 'complete antithesis and companion piece to The Call of the Wild,' is the tale of an abused wolf-dog tamed by exposure to civilization. Also included in this volume is 'To Build a Fire,' a marvelously desolate short story set in the Klondike, but containing all the elements of a classic Greek tragedy.

CliffsNotes on London's The Call of the Wild & White Fang

Author: Samuel J Umland

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544180127

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 65

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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. CliffsNotes on Call of the Wild & White Fang covers not one, but two of Jack London’s best known adventures. Meet an amazing dog named Buck and his human friend John Thornton in Call of the Wild, and then follow the story of two men, Henry and Bill, and the life of an unforgettable wolf cub. This study guide will help you keep up with all of the action as you contemplate the characters and their motivations. Helpful background information about the author brings these novels into context for even greater understanding. Other features that help you study include Complete character lists Character analyses of major players Critical essays Review questions Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

The Call of the Wild - White Fang (illustrated)

Author: Jack London

Publisher: Osmora Incorporated

ISBN: 2765904472

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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The Call of the Wild is a novel by Jack London published in 1903. The story is set in the Yukon during the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush—a period when strong sled dogs were in high demand. The novel's central character is a dog named Buck, a domesticated dog living at a ranch in California as the story opens. Stolen from his home and sold into the brutal existence of an Alaskan sled dog, he reverts to atavistic traits. Buck is forced to adjust to, and survive, cruel treatments and fight to dominate other dogs in a harsh climate. Eventually he sheds the veneer of civilization, relying on primordial instincts and lessons he learns, to emerge as a leader in the wild.

The Call of the Wild - With Audio Level 3 Oxford Bookworms Library

Author: Jack London

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0194631427

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 80

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A level 3 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. This version includes an audio book: listen to the story as you read. Retold for Learners of English by Nick Bullard. When men find gold in the frozen north of Canada, they need dogs - big, strong dogs to pull the sledges on the long journeys to and from the gold mines. Buck is stolen from his home in the south and sold as a sledge-dog. He has to learn a new way of life - how to work in harness, how to stay alive in the ice and the snow . . . and how to fight. Because when dog falls down in a fight, he never gets up again.

THE WOLF TRILOGY: Call of the Wild, White Fang & The Son of the Wolf

Author: Jack London

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8027233399

Category: Fiction

Page: 1143

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The Call of the Wild is regarded as Jack London's masterpiece. Based on London's experiences as a gold prospector in the Canadian wilderness and his ideas about nature and the struggle for existence, The Call of the Wild is a tale about unbreakable spirit and the fight for survival in the frozen Alaskan Klondike. The story takes place in the extreme conditions of the Yukon during the 19th-century Klondike Gold Rush where strong sled dogs were in high demand. After Buck, a domesticated dog, is snatched from a pastoral ranch in California, he is sold into a brutal life as a sled dog. The work details Buck's struggle to adjust and survive the cruel treatment he receives from humans, other dogs, and nature. He eventually sheds the veneer of civilization altogether and instead relies on primordial instincts and the lessons he has learned to become a respected and feared leader in the wild. White Fang is the story of a wild dog's journey toward becoming civilized in the Canadian territory of Yukon during the Klondike gold rush at the end of the nineteenth century. White Fang is a companion novel (and a thematic mirror) to Jack London's best-known work, The Call of the Wild, which concerns a kidnapped civilized dog turning into a wild wolf. The book is characteristic of London's precise prose style and his innovative use of voice and perspective. Much of the novel is written from the viewpoint of the animals, allowing London to explore how animals view their world and how they view humans. Jack London (1876–1916) 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.