The Call Of The Wild And Selected Stories (100th Anniversary)

  • Title: The Call Of The Wild And Selected Stories (100th Anniversary)
  • Author: Jack London
  • ISBN: 9780451528858
  • Page: 466
  • Format: Paperback
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    The Call Of The Wild And Selected Stories (100th Anniversary)

    About Jack London


    1. Jack London was an American novelist, journalist, social activist and short story writer whose works deal romantically with elemental struggles for survival At his peak, he was the highest paid and the most popular of all living writers Because of early financial difficulties, he was largely self educated past grammar school.London drew heavily on his life experiences in his writing He spent time in the Klondike during the Gold Rush and at various times was an oyster pirate, a seaman, a sealer, and a hobo His first work was published in 1898 From there he went on to write such American classics as Call of the Wild, Sea Wolf, and White Fang.


    911 Comments


    1. Seriously, guys, I dreamed about ice and snow for at least 3 days after reading this book.London does great things with a relatively simple cast I would love to meet Malemute Kid, personally Admittedly, I liked some of the short stories best They had a grit and realism to them that Call of the Wild seemed to lack, at least from Buck s perspective London s ability to drop a whole set of characters through ice or detail the icy death of a man incapable of building a fire with his frozen fingers wa [...]

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    2. The book I read is The Call Of The Wild, by Jack London This book is about a dog named Buck who gets taken away by Manuel, one of the garden helpers Manuel took buck away to sell him as a sled dog, which were in high demand during the Klondike, which is the setting of the story He stayed on a train for two days without food or water before getting shipped by van to a man known as the man in the red sweater Buck tried to attack him and was beaten Buck was soon bought by two French Canadians named [...]

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    3. The book, Call of the Wild by Jack London is about a dog, Buck who was taken from his house in San Diego by a gardener The gardener sold Buck to a man, who sold Buck to other men, and eventually ended up with Francois and Perrault Over time, Buck went through a different owners as a sled dog, and pulled sleds until he found an owner that he really loved, John Thornton view spoiler Eventually, as Buck becomes a wild dog as his ancestors from long ago, John Thornton is killed by Indians, and Buck [...]

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    4. I think this book was the worst book I have ever read I did not enjoy the fighting, and the language the people talked in made it hard to understand There were far too many characters introduced briefly, and I felt as if I couldn t remember any of the characters I would never recommend this book to anyone unless they like old survival stories which can get boring.

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    5. I cry too much when it comes to animals

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    6. In this volume there are a number of short stories by Jack London, all of which are great reads The most noteworthy thing about the writing of London here is how simple it is There is no fluff The way that London uses words to describe characters or setting is straightforward and uncomplicated Sometimes when you read other authors you are constantly trying to read between the lines or look up words that you have never come across before this doesn t happen here.In terms of content there are a nu [...]

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    7. Disappointed in the book as an adult reader Simplistic formulaic writing I love true tales of the north country, but cannot get into obvious fiction written by a bad poet Couldn t finish Call of the Wild and couldn t make it past the intro paragraphs of subsequent short stories Bummer I was sure I d love them, but I should really stick to nonfiction with the genre I suppose Maybe if I were a 12 year old Boy Scout yearning to break free this would move me .

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    8. These tales are so brutal All the easy moral maxims of social life are tested and most found wanting in this ferocious landscape This sometimes seems to be one of London s driving motives, as though his calling is to remind everyone of the chill below the warmth of our cozy social conventions Tobey Hiller

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    9. Excellent storyteller London can move a narrative in such a strong way as to keep the reader enthralled in the details of the story One of the better novels I ve read in a long while.

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    10. Up until now I d had only two experiences with Jack London that time Data met him in Star Trek and random, loving quotes from Parks Recreation Thus I was quite surprised when this, the first of his writing I ve ever read, turned out to be neither incomprehensibly anachronistic or unbearably hokey.In fact, The Call of the Wild is very readable and enjoyable It tilts a bit towards the hokey every now and then, admittedly, but London s genuine knowledge of northern environs and the bleak possibilit [...]

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    11. It s not a book for a non english speaker to understand clearly but the context of those stories in this book which written by Mr.LonDon are perfect for whom who love the nature, adventuring, or romance The book s including The call of the wild a song of brave and truth, Diable a Dog a picture of hate, The odyssey of the North a love and romance story, To build a fire , to the man on trail , and Love of life Each story bring each own beautiful meaning to the readers There first two stories are t [...]

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    12. The Call of the Wild would itself have been worth the price I paid for this The tale is written in such a way as to break the reader s heart time and time again, only to force a rekindling of instinct before regrouping It s what s needed for survival in the north Buck is put through a terrible ordeal, and his occasional rewards are nothing short of glorious This story is ultimately about triumph not to echo Riefenstahl, but the triumph of the will Call is about the supreme beauty of realizing th [...]

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    13. The Call of the Wild Story of the dog Buck told from his perspective as he goes from pet to sled dog and eventually joins a wolf pack.Diable a Dog story of mean dog owned by a mean man and their battle of wills that ends with the dog getting his revenge by knocking the box out from under the man where his friends had intended to hang him but instead left him briefly to contemplate his wrongs.An Odyssey of the North Native man loses wife to foreigner who steals her away on his ship and then spend [...]

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    14. To kill or be killed is what Buck has to think about in Call of the Wild by Jack London, through his adventures through the Yukon That philosophy is what kept Call of the Wild interesting for me Story s based on real life experiences, for me, are the most interesting.Experiencing the life of a Yukon miner, influenced Jack London to write Call of the Wild Jack London wrote this book telling reader about how hard life is in the Yukon London wrote Call of the Wild in a very serious voice Trying to [...]

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    15. I forgot what great stories Jack London wrote His stories follow the American tradition of plain speaking, easy to understand language, and provides a wonderful example of literary naturalism There s something beautiful and authentic about simple direct descriptions of a wild and vast frontier Superficially, his stories are as uncomplicated and austere as the landscape he describes However, the reader soon discovers depth to the stories a yearning for all living creatures to have a purpose, stri [...]

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    16. In 1962 my mother arranged to travel by the HMS Milora, a freighter, from Duluth Superior at the western tip of Lake Superior to Bremenhaven, Germany with me and my little brother, Fin The trip through the Great Lakes, the Saint Lawrence Seaway and the Atlantic took weeks as we collected grain en route and were held up off Germany by a dock strike It was wonderful I saw icebergs, whales, porpoises, flying fish, luminescent planktons, mid sea oil rigs and nightly adult movies in incomprehensible [...]

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    17. Having just finished Wolf The Lives of Jack London, I decided to re read Call of the Wild What a different lens through which to read this book London s understanding of returning to the primitive and to the powerful as viewed through his evolutionary naturalistic perspective provides a paradigm for both humans and animals to return to their roots In this way we shall, according to this view, regain our authenticity and perhaps produce a prouder dignified species a la Nietzsche The parallels be [...]

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    18. This book is about stories with sledge dogs and gold diggers which take place in the northern wilderness The writer succeeds in passing on to the reader the harsh circumstances under which men and dogs fought for survival and for a better life It all comes down to kill or be killed and only the strongest survive Having that in mind, the book could not omit including graphic images of animal abuse and dog fights and making an honorable mention of the loyalty and the devotion of these dogs and the [...]

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    19. This is my third fourth read of this book First I have read this around 30 years back and that was a Bengali translation of this book Afterwards my reads were all abridged This is the first time my complete unabridged reading I am speechless as I am found myself 30n years back when I was in my mid teens I am too filled to do a review Only I shall say that this is a very good read of love and life of a dog Buck, the life in primordial ways of life, the lives of dogs and men in gold hunt in the fa [...]

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    20. Another classic that I had never read A collection of 6 stories by London, all set in the very cold Canadian north The Call of the wild was by far the best, but they were all enjoyable To Build A Fire was the second best story in this collection in my opinion.The stories were at least an enjoyable read, and most of them were excellent The only thing I did wrong was read this book in the winter When you are already cold, it s not a lot of fun reading about people getting frostbite and freezing to [...]

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    21. I always thought this book was for kids but it is dark, so very dark Featuring the kidnap, brutalisation, starvation and near death of a dog called Buck Buck is totally awesome, the best animal I have ever read off in a book.London does an amazing job of showing the brutality of nature and even so brutality and love of humans I am sure many people have cried over scenes in this book.The selected stories in this book are also great, some are so sad showing how far man can go to survive.

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    22. Brilliant stories Gutsy and raw and terrible, dark, violent and profound The story that the book is name after the call of the wild is about a dog that is stolen and taken to the Canadian wilderness, way up north in the early 1900s It is a completely wild and undeveloped part of the world and the story follows how Buck learns to let go of his cosy domestic understanding of the world and re learn how to return to his wolfen ancestry and to once again understand and hear the call of the wild.

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    23. Some stories appealed to me than others I loved The Call of the Wild , but at times found some of it difficult to read By this, I mean that the subject matter was at times hard to swallow I love animals and reading about animals being mistreated was not pleasant Aside from that, I loved the story of Buck transforming himself and getting in touch with his instincts I also really enjoyed the story Love of Life It is a tale of survival and doing whatever one can to make it.

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    24. The kids and I listened to these on CD in the car The language was very advanced, but Cyrus and Tessa liked it anyways Sometimes I had to stop and make sure they understood what was going on, but they usually did The reader was excellent and I liked it than I remembered from my last reading It made me nostalgic to go up North to the Yukon I had to give it 5 stars to honor my gold seeking ancestors

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    25. I think this book was great What stopped me from giving it 5 stars was that the Call of the Wild was too short It was almost the same length as the selected stories, even though The Call of the Wild was supposed to be the main attraction But I still thought it was a great book, and I would recommend it to anyone who likes dogs.

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    26. I must admit that I had never read Jack London before apart from some selections in some literature books and having read this, I must give myself a dope slap and call myself an idiot Robust fiction in thrilling language Manly writing that would find its way to Hemingway And just plain compelling stories Why had I never come this before

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    27. There is an ecstasy that marks the summit of life, and beyond which life cannot rise And such is the paradox of living, this ecstasy comes when one is most alive, and it comes with a complete forgetfulness that one is alive he sings a song of the younger world, which is the song of the pack.

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    28. The Call of the Wild was decent and had lots of action Buck is a good character and I enjoyed reading this book The only reason why I rate this book 2 stars is the other stories like Diable A Dog are very poorly written and confusing in my opinion.

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    29. Jack London is not the most sophisticated of writers, but he conveys a very vivid imagery of Alaska during the gold rush I especially like his choice of perspective in The call of the wild It made me dream of wolves the other night.

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