FURTHER READING

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

Nostromo

(1904), Joseph Conrad

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

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