The Call of the Wild

(1903), Jack London

The masterpiece of American writer London (1876–1916), The Call of the Wild, a popular and unashamedly emotional tale of survival, is set during the 1890s Klondike gold rush in Alaska. The main character is a dog, half Saint Bernard, half Collie, purloined from a California ranch and set to work as a sled dog in faraway Alaska. He suffers abuse by his owners and aggression from a rival dog before finally turning feral. Shedding civilization and relearning primitive ways, he becomes leader of a wolf pack.

"They were savages, all of them, who knew no law but the law of club and fang."

The Call of the Wild Jack London


(1904), Joseph Conrad

Polish-born novelist Conrad, a mariner for 20 years, ...

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