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  • Jack London

    Buck is living the good life in the soft South, when he is snatched and transported to the savagery of the Northland, where the Klondike gold rush has brought out rough basic instincts of survival in men - and dogs. He adjusts to the gruelling regime of a sled dog, which almost kills him, but he survives to find a new and fulfilling way of life. The Call of the Wild is not only a classic 'ripping yarn', but also an enduring masterpiece of the inescapable laws of...read more

  • Jack London

    The classic short story, To Build a Fire, by American author Jack London, is brought to life in ways he probably never imagined when it was published in 1908. The subtle blending of narration and music create a vivid image of the "Man" and his "Wolf Dog" as they set out on foot along the Yukon in temperatures colder than -50 F. With plans to meet his friends at a logging camp by 6:00pm, the Man finds himself pitted in a life and death struggle with nature. Whether or not you've read this great American classic, you'll be riveted by this audio version with sound enhancements of the Man's harrowing adventure in the Gold Rush Era of...read more

  • Jack London

    With these stories: To the Man on Trail; DiablE-a Dog; To Build a Fire; The Law of Life; An Odyssey of the North; Moonface; The One Thousand Dozen; and All Gold...read more

  • Jack London

    Represented here are 16 short stories by seven great American writers, dating from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Different in atmosphere and writing style, they nevertheless caught the mood and concerns of the day in a way that was distinctly American. Kate Chopin's 'Regret' is a reflective moment in the life of a woman without children, forced to look after children; Bierce's 'An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge' leaves echoes in the imagination; the stories by Crane and London recall the themes of the Civil War and the Klondike for which they are well known. Twain's humor is to the fore in 'The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County' and O. Henry's sharp observation makes his...read more

  • Jack London

    'Pit-tah, de Grijze Wolf' (White Fang), de opvolger van 'Als de Natuur Roept' (The Call of the Wild), onderzoekt de gewelddadige wereld van de wilde dieren en de al even gewelddadige wereld van de mens. London volgt het leven van Pit-tah, een wolfshond, vanaf zijn geboorte. Het verhaal is geschreven vanuit de beleving van de...read more

  • Jack London

    Generations have been spellbound by this harrowing story of danger on the sea, psychological confrontation, and the dual nature of mankind. Humphrey Van Weyden, a San Francisco sophisticate, finds himself the captive voyager aboard the Ghost, captained by the brutal and barbaric Wolf Larsen. An excerpt: 'And where am I?' I asked Johnson, whom I took, and rightly, to be one of the sailors. 'What vessel is this, and where is she bound?' 'Off the Farallones, heading about sou-west,' he answered, slowly and methodically, as though groping for his best English, and rigidly observing the order of my queries. 'The schooner Ghost, bound seal-hunting to Japan.' 'And who is the captain? I must see...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

  • 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

    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

    Do you want to listen to The Call of The Wild? If so then keep reading… The Call of the Wild, considered by many London's greatest novel, is a gripping tale of a heroic dog that, thrust into the brutal life of the Alaska Gold Rush, ultimately faces a choice between living in man's world and returning to nature. Adventure and dog-story enthusiasts, as well as students and devotees of American literature, will find this classic work a thrilling, memorable reading experience. What are you waiting for The Call of The Wild is one click away, select the “Download” button in the top right corner...read more

  • Jack London

    Jack London lived for a time within the grim and grimy world of the East End of London, where half a million people scraped together hardly enough on which to survive. Even if they were able to work, they were paid only enough to allow them a pitiful existence. He grew to know and empathise with these forgotten (or ignored) people as he spoke with them and tasted the workhouse, life on the streets, ... and the food, which was cheap, barely nutritious, and foul. He writes about his experiences in a fluid and narrative style, making it very clear what he thinks of the social structures which created the Abyss, and of the millionaires who live high on the labours of a people forced to live in...read more

  • Jack London

    During the great depression year of 1893 (the worst in the history of the United States until then), when he was only seventeen, Jack London (1876-1916) joined the nation-wide protest movement known as Kelly’s Army to march from San Francisco to Washington with thousands of others. He spent an entire year on the road, an experience which he summarized in his autobiographical memoir Jack London, by Himself as follows: “I tramped all through the United States, from California to Boston, and up and down, returning to the Pacific Coast by way of Canada, where I got into jail and served a term for vagrancy, and the whole tramping experience made me become a...read more

  • Jack London

    Edith Whittlesey is born in a country district of England, where life flows as per the rule of thumb. She is married to an honest and hardworking miner, who works together with four other men. Usually no unexpected things happen, but one day it all changes. One of the miners bursts into the hut where his partners are sitting together with Edith. The man kills two of them but is stopped and tied up thanks to Whittlesey's quick reaction. Why did the miner tried to kill his partners? Is it because of the gold they have gathered? Or is it a reason? What are the survivors going to do with the murderer? Is Edith's husband going to kill him? Find all the answers in Jack London's short story...read more

  • Jack London

    Jack London’s adventurous nature, intuitive feeling for animal life, and superb storytelling skills give his tales a striking vitality and force. Thrilling action and a sense of justice characterize the classic stories in this collection. White Fang In the desolate, frozen wilds of northwest Canada, a lone wolf fights the heroic daily fight for life in the wild. But after he is captured and cruelly abused by men, he becomes a force of pure rage. Only one man sees inside the killer to his intelligence and nobility. But can his kindness touch White Fang? The Call of the Wild A bold-spirited dog named Buck is stripped from his comfortable life on a California estate and...read more

  • Jack London

    When White Fang is birthed in a cave to a wolf sire and a wolf/dog halfbreed dam, he is heir to two traditions. At first he is content to explore and learn laws of the Wild. But then his mother is caught and held by old memories of a past relationship with Man, and White Fang follows her into service with the Indians. Life among sled dogs is hardly less cruel and dangerous than living in the Wild, but brutality notches upward when his drunken master sells him to a nasty, twisted hanger-on at a riverside town of white men. He is stripped of everything soft and gentle when forced to fight to the death for a crowd of bettors. Taming this savage spirit and reclaiming the nobility within...read more

  • Jack London

    The Call of the Wild is one of the most powerful dog stories ever told, the story of Buck, a dog born to luxury but stolen and sold as a sledge dog. Buck is a proud dog who escapes captivity and rises magnificently above all his enemies to become one of the most feared and admired dog in the North. *Extended track length will prohibit the ability to burn to a standard...read more

  • Jack London

    “The danger lay in the heavy fog which blanketed the bay, and of which, as a landsman, I had little apprehension.”This is the first line in this tale of a man uprooted and thrust into the unfamiliar and dangerous world of the sealing sailor. Humphrey Van Weyden, a San Francisco sophisticate and an intellectual, finds himself the captive voyager aboard The Ghost, captained by the brutal and barbaric Wolf Larsen. Van Weyden’s rights disappear as the coast of California vanishes over the horizon.Almost immediately, the slave plots his freedom—and Van Weyden must confront the weakness in his soul, mind, and body.Generations have been spellbound by this harrowing story of...read more

  • Jack London

    Wildest among the fisher-folk may be accounted the Chinese shrimp-catchers. It is the habit of the shrimp to crawl along the bottom in vast armies till it reaches fresh water, when it turns about and crawls back again to the salt. And where the tide ebbs and flows, the Chinese sink great bag-nets to the bottom, with gaping mouths, into which the shrimp crawls and from which it is transferred to the boiling-pot. This in itself would not be bad, were it not for the small mesh of the nets, so small that the tiniest fishes, little new-hatched things not a quarter of an inch long, cannot pass through. The beautiful beaches of Points Pedro and Pablo, where are the shrimp-catchers villages, are...read more

  • Jack London

    Call of the Wild is the story of Buck, a magnificent dog who is stolen from his idyllic life and sold for use on a Yukon dogsled team. His travels are not only of a physical nature, as he learns hard discipline from men who must discipline their dog teams, but his own journey back to his primordial roots in the frozen tundra - the roots of wolf. This amazing story of transformation is beautifully written and provides a glimpse of the hard life in the Yukon Territory during the...read more

  • Jack London

    When White Fang – part wolf, part dog – gets separated from his family, he must find a way to survive on his own. In a harsh Canadian environment that means kill or be killed. Tough surroundings and cruel masters make White Fang increasingly more aggressive and wild, but Weedon Scott, a kind gold hunter, sees the dog in him and attempts to tame him. Released in 1906, White Fang – companion novel to The Call of the Wild – was immediately successful, especially among younger readers. Ethan Hawke starred in the 1991 film adaptation as the wolfdog‘s friend, and in 2018, Netflix released a beautiful animated movie, introducing children to work of Jack...read more