The Call of the Wild

The Call of the Wild

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"No other popular writer of his time did any better writing than you will find in The Call of the Wild."
--H. L. Mencken

One of the greatest American storytellers, Jack London enjoyed phenomenal popularity in his own time and remains widely read throughout the world. His work is characterized by thrilling action, an intuitive feeling for animal life, and a sense of justice that often manifests itself through violence. The Call of the Wild , perhaps the best novel ever written about animals, traces a dog's sudden entry into the wild and his education in survival among the wolves.

Library of America Paperback Classics feature authoritative texts drawn from the acclaimed Library of America series and introduced by today's most distinguished scholars and writers. Each book features a detailed chronology of the author's life and career, and essay on the choice of the text, and notes.

The contents of this Paperback Classic are drawn from Jack London: Novels and Stories , volume number 6 in The Library of America series. It is joined in the series by a companion volume, number 7, Jack London: Novels and Social Writings.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Library of America : Distributed to the trade in the United States by Penguin Group, [2009]
Edition: 1st Library of America paperback classic ed
ISBN: 9781598530582
1598530585
Branch Call Number: LONDON J
Characteristics: xviii, 102 pages : maps ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Pizer, Donald
Doctorow, E. L. 1931-2015,

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Jan 06, 2016

As a general rule, I don't like dogs. Not one bit, I am a cat lover and PROUD OF IT, so naturally I didn't think I'd like this book very much. I was so wrong. Call Of The Wild is simply beautiful. Though it is told in third person past-tense, you can really feel the dog, Buck speaking to the reader, his thoughts clearly displayed with wonderful accuracy though the pages.

Oh yes, the pages. The main reason I don't read a lot of classics is that I am turned off by the length. Sorry, but I don't have time to read 400 pages of THE SAME BOOK.

This book is less the a hundred pages, and yet covers years of Buck's life very accurately.

The writing is a bit old fashioned, but that is to be expected, and it is certainly a classic that has aged well.

I am a younger teenager and I greatly enjoyed this book. I don't like dogs, I'll say it again, but the book isn't so much about dogs as about animals as a whole.

Call Of The Wild is a beautiful story, easily read in one sitting or two, and, surprisingly, has become one of my favorite books.

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