Jack London's novels and ruggedly individual life seemed to embody American hopes, frustrations, and romantic longings in the turbulent first years of the twentieth century, years infused with the wonder and excitement of great technological and historic change. The author's restless spirit, taste for a life of excitement, and probing mind led him on a series of hard-edged adventures from the Klondike to the South Seas. Out of these sometimes harrowing experiences — and his fascination with the theories of such thinkers as Darwin, Spencer, and Marx — came the inspiration for novels of adventure that would make him one of America’s most popular writers.
The Call of the Wild, considered by many London's greatest novel, is a gripping tale of a heroic dog that, thrust into the brutal life of the Alaska Gold Rush, ultimately faces a choice between living in man’s world and returning to nature. Adventure and dog-story enthusiasts as well as students and devotees of American literature will find this classic work a thrilling, memorable reading experience. This edition features large, easy-to-read print.
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I hope this book will teach its readers to treat their animals right, to treat each other and everybody else right, and to continue to prove to me that a finely-crafted story, like The Call of the Wild, one told straight from the heart, is something to treasure for a lifetime.Read Full Review of The Call of the Wild
One of my early classics...Now, when I reminisce about it I relate, with an adult mind, to the other themes in the book. I cannot help but wonder at the complexity of the layers, so deep yet so simply structured. A timeless tale for all and sundry.Read Full Review of The Call of the Wild
I actually really liked this book. It reminded me of my childhood. As a kid, my favorite movie was Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, my favorite book was My Side of the Mountain, and I was obsessed with wilderness stories, like those by Gary Paulsen. The Call of the Wild especially reminded me of Spirit...Read Full Review of The Call of the Wild
The book was very interesting. It showed the relationship between a men and a dog. The book had a lot of adventure and action especially when Buck was fighting with Spitz. The ending was sad and it wasn’t and obvious end. In overall, the book was good.Read Full Review of The Call of the Wild
If you can get through the sections of abuse, I do recommend this classic adventure tale. It's a quick read, it left me thinking, and it would be perfect to read as a winter storm blows outside.Read Full Review of The Call of the Wild
The transformation of Buck from a house dog to a wild wolf-like leader of the pack in the harshest conditions known to man and animal is oh so captivating.Read Full Review of The Call of the Wild
Though it does not have the amount of depth usually associated with those works that have gained the status of classics (the main theme is dormant primitive urges), it exudes a simple charm all its own.Read Full Review of The Call of the Wild
He soon succumbed to his instincts, and morphed into the kind of dog he should really be. Overall, I’m glad this book didn’t make me cry, but it was pretty UH-MAZING anyway.Read Full Review of The Call of the Wild
I can see why the book is considered a classic. It’s a good book, well worth the read. However, for the empathetic, I will say that the book is replete with harsh and brutal scenes. So reader beware.Read Full Review of The Call of the Wild
The Call of the Wild is all about Buck and his changes. It is a classic. It's also a book of literary merit, and therefore is required to read in most English classes. Outside of English, I'm not sure I would have read this, but I'm glad I did.Read Full Review of The Call of the Wild