Classics Illustrated: The Call of the Wild by Jack London


Classics Illustrated: The Call of the Wild by Jack London

The story of Buck, the fiercely loyal and powerful dog of the Yukon, has been author Jack London's most popular novel since it was first published in 1903. Veteran comics writer Chuck Dixon teams with frequent collaborator Ricardo Villagran in this adaptation of London's novel, which School Library Journal described as handsome to look at, inviting to read, and a boon to anyone interested in introducing today's youth to classic works .

About the Author

Jack London
John Griffith Chaney — aka Jack London, whose life symbolized the power of will, was the most successful writer in America in the early 20th Century. His vigorous stories of men and animals against the environment, and survival against hardships were drawn mainly from his own experience. An illegitimate child, London passed his childhood in poverty in the Oakland slums. At the age of 17, he ventured to sea on a sealing ship. The turning point of his life was a thirty-day imprisonment that was so degrading it made him decide to turn to education and pursue a career in writing. His years in the Klondike searching for gold left their mark in his best short stories; among them, The Call of the Wild, and White Fang. His best novel, The Sea-Wolf, was based on his experiences at sea. His work embraced the concepts of unconfined individualism and Darwinism in its exploration of the laws of nature. He retired to his ranch near Sonoma, where he died at age 40 of various diseases and drug treatments.

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56 pages


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Publication date

1st January 2012



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