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  • Jack London

    Jack London was the epitome of the hard-drinking, hard-living novelist. His extraordinary career included spells as an oyster pirate, sailor, hobo, prospector in the Klondike Gold Rush, reporter in the Russo-Japanese war and round-the-world yachtsman. A chronic alcoholic, he died aged just 40, having written some of the best-loved adventure stories in American literature. Included here are three of his most famous works, together with a thrilling original drama about the man himself and a fascinating documentary exploring his turbulent life. The Call of the Wild - Kidnapped from a wealthy Californian household, domestic pet Buck is sold to become a sled dog in the harsh landscape of the...read more

  • Jack London

    Jack London was one of the most notable authors of his time, and this collection showcases some of the most popular short stories that he penned. Filled with reflections on the human condition, our interactions with wilderness, and the chance of underlying magic that surrounds us all, these short stories offer a brief respite from the bustling world around us. This collection of short stories contains A Thousand Deaths, An Odyssey of the North, A Relic of the Pliocene, The Law of Life, The Minions of Midas, To Build a Fire, Grit of Women, That Spot, Flush of Gold, and Lost...read more

  • Jack London

    Short stories have always been a sort of instant access into an author’s brain, their soul and heart. A few pages can lift our lives into locations, people and experiences with a sweep of landscape, narration, feelings and emotions that is difficult to achieve elsewhere.In this series we try to offer up tried and trusted ‘Top Tens’ across many different themes and authors. But any anthology will immediately throw up the questions – Why that story? Why that author? The theme itself will form the boundaries for our stories which range from well-known classics, newly told, to stories that modern times have overlooked but perfectly exemplify the theme. Throughout the volume our...read more

  • Jack London

    John Griffith Chaney was born on January 12th, 1876 in San Francisco. His father, William Chaney, was living with Flora Wellman when she became pregnant. Chaney insisted she have an abortion. Flora's response was to turn a gun on herself. Although her wounds were not severe the trauma made her temporarily deranged.In late 1876 his mother married John London and the young child was brought to live with them as they moved around the Bay area, eventually settling in Oakland where now, calling himself Jack, he completed grade school.Jack worked hard at several jobs, sometimes 12-18 hours a day, but his dream was university. He studied hard and borrowed the money to enrol in the summer of...read more

  • Jack London

    Jack London’s The Call of the Wild was written in 1903, but Buck’s gripping adventure makes for a thrilling listen on audio more than 100 years after it was first published.             This gripping story follows the adventures of the loyal dog Buck, who is stolen from his comfortable family home and forced into the harsh life of an Alaskan sled dog. Passed from master to master, Buck embarks on an extraordinary journey that ends with his becoming the legendary leader of a wolf pack.             “To this day Jack London is the most widely read American writer...read more

  • Jack London

    John Griffith Chaney was born on January 12th, 1876 in San Francisco. His father, William Chaney, was living with Flora Wellman, when she became pregnant. Chaney insisted she have an abortion. Flora's response was to turn a gun on herself. Although her wounds were not severe the trauma made her temporarily deranged.In late 1876 his mother married John London and the young child was brought to live with them as they moved around the Bay area, eventually settling in Oakland where, now calling himself ‘Jack’, he completed grade school.Jack worked hard at several jobs, sometimes for 12-18 hours a day, but his dream was university. He studied hard and borrowed the money to enroll, in...read more

  • Jack London

    John Griffith Chaney was born on January 12th, 1876 in San Francisco. His father, William Chaney, was living with Flora Wellman, when she became pregnant. Chaney insisted she have an abortion. Flora's response was to turn a gun on herself. Although her wounds were not severe the trauma made her temporarily deranged.In late 1876 his mother married John London and the young child was brought to live with them as they moved around the Bay area, eventually settling in Oakland where, now calling himself ‘Jack’, he completed grade school.Jack worked hard at several jobs, sometimes for 12-18 hours a day, but his dream was university. He studied hard and borrowed the money to enroll, in...read more

  • Jack London

    John Griffith Chaney was born on January 12th, 1876 in San Francisco. His father, William Chaney, was living with Flora Wellman when she became pregnant. Chaney insisted she have an abortion. Flora's response was to turn a gun on herself. Although her wounds were not severe the trauma made her temporarily deranged.In late 1876 his mother married John London and the young child was brought to live with them as they moved around the Bay area, eventually settling in Oakland where now, calling himself Jack, he completed grade school.Jack worked hard at several jobs, sometimes 12-18 hours a day, but his dream was university. He studied hard and borrowed the money to enrol in the summer of...read more

  • Jack London

    John Griffith Chaney was born on January 12th, 1876 in San Francisco. His father, William Chaney, was living with Flora Wellman when she became pregnant. Chaney insisted she have an abortion. Flora's response was to turn a gun on herself. Although her wounds were not severe the trauma made her temporarily deranged.In late 1876 his mother married John London and the young child was brought to live with them as they moved around the Bay area, eventually settling in Oakland where now, calling himself Jack, he completed grade school.Jack worked hard at several jobs, sometimes 12-18 hours a day, but his dream was university. He studied hard and borrowed the money to enrol in the summer of...read more

  • Jack London

    Three very different, heartwarming stories about man's best friend. ""Dollypogs"" by David Thorn, ""Brown Wolf"" by Jack London and ""His Dog"" by Albert Payson Terhune. Dog lovers will love the variety of stories, each touching the heart in a different way. Dolly is sweet and endearing from coming in as a tiny puppy and becoming the first in the family to be followed by two others who form a loving family with their kind and understanding master. ""Brown Wolf"" brings us to faithfulness while offering real suspense. And ""His Dog"" brings us a dog who is so smart he saves his master from himself in a suspenseful story with many turns. AUTHOR David Thorn, Jack London, Albert...read more

  • Jack London

    Jack London (1876-1916) was an influential American writer, who often chronicled adventures taking place in extremely cold environments. His works were popular in his lifetime, earning him a large fortune. Frank Marcopolos (1972-) founded 'The Whirligig' literary magazine in 1999, which has been called 'a landmark, demonstrating the power of the literary underground.' One reviewer said that 'you get this true lion-roaring sense that Editor Frank Marcopolos knows what he likes, and how to read, and how to publish, and he has guts, and eats insects on Wheaties with bleach.' Frank's long-form fiction has been reviewed with such praise as 'thorough-goingly entertaining' and 'highly...read more

  • Jack London

    Western writer and historian Dale L. Walker writes, ""London's true métier was the short story ... London's true genius lay in the short form, 7,500 words and under, where the flood of images in his teeming brain and the innate power of his narrative gift were at once constrained and freed. His stories that run longer than the magic 7,500 generally—but certainly not always—could have benefited from self-editing."" London's ""strength of utterance"" is at its height in his stories, and they are painstakingly well-constructed. Brown Wolf and Other Stories includes four of Jack London's most fascinating tales: 1. Brown Wolf 2. Just Meat 3. A Day's Lodging 4. Amateur...read more

  • Jack London

    Jack London est un personnage extraordinaire, complexe, fort et fragile, un aventurier, le genre d'homme dont on peut dire qu'il a tout fait, tout vécu. Tour à tour 'pilleur d'huitres, barreur de navires, chercheur d'or, écrivain besogneux, vagabond et grand buveur devant l'éternel!'* Il laisse derrière lui une œuvre colossale. Grand voyageur il a connu le froid du grand nord et le soleil des îles Salomon, la chasse aux phoques en Corée et les matches de boxe à San Francisco, les lépreux à Hawaï et les pauvres à Londres. Écrivain engagé il se donne à fond dans chacun de ses romans, défend les plus démunis, nous fait voyager dans les 4 coins du monde et décrit les...read more

  • Jack London

    Commonly considered to be Jack London's tour de force, The Call of the Wild tells the story of Buck, a domesticated dog ripped from a comfortable life when he is stolen from his home on a California ranch. Sold to a pair of men in Canada, Buck is trained as a sled dog in cold wilderness of the Klondike region. However, Buck's ordeal has only begun, as he is forced to learn how to overcome both in the brutal conditions and as the primal social facets as a member of a dog sled...read more

  • Jack London

    Featured title on PBS's The Great American Read in 2018 One of the most powerful and triumphant stories ever told about a proud and admirable dog The Call of the Wild, written in 1903, brought Jack London to the world's attention. It is the story of Buck, part St. Bernard and part Scotch shepherd dog, who shows the strengths of both breeds when he is stolen and sold off as a sled dog in the Yukon during the gold rush. It is a heartfelt story that appeals to both children and adults. This novel is part of Brilliance Audio's extensive Classic Collection, bringing you timeless masterpieces that you and your family are sure to...read more

  • Jack London

    The abridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Jack London's haunting classic, White Fang, read by the actor William Hootkins, star of Star Wars, Batman and Raiders of the Lost Ark. 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...read more

  • Jack London

    Jack London 'Eine wahre Geschichte': Ein Sturm im Nordatlantik nimmt einem Segelschiff und seiner Besatzung alle Hoffnung auf das überleben. Kinskis ruhige und präzise Vortragsweise verstärkt subtil den schleichenden Horror der Geschichte Jack London 'Was sie nie vergessen': Ein Spieler wird im unwirtlichen Alaska zum Mörder und damit zum Flüchtigen. Hilfe in unerwarteter Form kann ihn vor seinen Häschern retten, jedoch nicht vor sich selbst Stéphane Mallarmé 'Nachmittag eines Fauns': Der 'Nachmittag eines Fauns' in der Natur ringt Kinski eine große Vortragsleistung ab. Intensiv und gespannt — aber mit kunstfertiger Leichtigkeit — meistert Kinski ein schwer zu...read more

  • Jack London

    'Humphrey Van Weyden is a smart, domesticated man. He enjoys reading and critiquing literature in his free time. So when he finds himself a survivor of a ferryboat accident and at the complete mercy of a tyrannical schooner captain, his life is turned upside down. Exploring themes of ambition, courage, and survival, this 1904 classic adventure novel features an antagonist based on a sailor Jack London once...read more

  • Jack London

    Jack London (1876 – 1916) war seinerzeit der meistgelesene Autor der Welt. Nicht nur beherrschte er meisterhaft den Abenteuerroman – auch als früher Science Fiction-Autor konnte er begeistern. In der Geschichte 'Der Feind der ganzen Welt' schildert er das aufsehenerregende Schicksal Emil Glucks – eines verbrecherischen Genies, dessen Erfindungen und Taten die Welt in der Mitte des 20. Jahrhunderts um ein Haar in den Abgrund gerissen...read more

  • Jack London

    Jack London's tales of man's struggle against the forces of nature are universally popular. Best known for his novels The Call Of The Wild and White Fang, London was also a prolific writer of short stories. This collection brings together four of his finest, all depicting the harshness of life in the frozen arctic wastes. The Law Of Life and The White Silence offer sensitive insights into the psychological state of men facing death in the wildness; the lure of gold grips the heartstrings of two opportunists with disastrous consequence in In a Far Country; and An Odyssey Of The North recounts one man's painful quest to reclaim the women he loves. The reader William Dufris has worked...read more