The 100 best novels: No 35 – The Call of the Wild by Jack London (1903)
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They attempted jakc have children; one child died at birth, and another pregnancy ended in a miscarriage. Each was better and happi. He is famous for his remarkable depictions of the American frontier that captured the fantasy of an entire nation. I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot!
Jack London's Writings
The Call of the Wild, a short adventure novel about a sled dog named Buck a cross between a St Bernard and a Scotch collie will be one of the strangest, and most strangely potent, narratives in this series. Its author was a one-off, too. Jack London was a maverick, macho young man, the son of an itinerant astrologer and a spiritualist mother. As a boy, he led a criminal life, specialising in the piracy of oysters in San Francisco Bay. As a writer, he blazed briefly, lived hard and dangerously, and died from drink and drugs aged just 40, having written more than 50 books in 20 years.