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The Resource The Call of the Wild, White Fang & To Build a Fire

The Call of the Wild, White Fang & To Build a Fire

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The Call of the Wild, White Fang & To Build a Fire
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The Call of the Wild, White Fang & To Build a Fire
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The Call of the Wild--Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time'To this day Jack London is the most widely read American writer in the world,' E. L. Doctorow wrote in The New York Times Book Review. Generally considered to be London's greatest achievement, 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.'The quintessential Jack London is in the on-rushing compulsive-ness of his northern stories,' noted James Dickey. 'Few men have more convincingly examined the connection between the creative powers of the individual writer and the unconscious drive to breed and to survive, found in the natural world. . . . London is in and committed to his creations to a degree very nearly unparalleled in the composition of fiction.'
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London, Jack
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  • Thriller
  • Classic Literature
  • Fiction
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The Call of the Wild, White Fang & To Build a Fire
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OVERDRIVE:b11eec38-4f91-4639-9ef6-d76dc5e21192
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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9780679641681
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optical disk
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The Call of the Wild, White Fang & To Build a Fire
Publication
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OVERDRIVE:b11eec38-4f91-4639-9ef6-d76dc5e21192
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780679641681
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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