This six-volume collection offers a sampling of some of nineteenth-century American writer Jack London’s finest works. Best known for his rugged, wind-swept adventure stories, such as White Fang and The Call of the Wild, London was also a passionate social advocate, sailor, amateur farmer, and colorful public personality. True to his personal credo: “I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot. . . . The proper function of a man is to live, not to exist,” London wrote dynamic works in which gritty realism mingles with philosophical questioning. Explore a variety of London’s works from the action-packed thrills of The Sea Wolf to the dystopian musings of The Iron Heel.
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- Offers six of Jack London’s best novels
- Includes the best-selling The Call of the Wild and White Fang
- Showcases the range of London’s literary prowess within the novel form
- Title: Select Works of Jack London
- Author: Jack London
- Volumes: 6
- Pages: 1,891
About Jack London
Jack London (1876–1916) was an American writer and social activist. Best-known for novels like The Call of the Wild and White Fang, London was one of the first fiction writers to become widely known and wealthy solely from his work in fiction. Experimenting in numerous written forms, such as poetry, short stories, novels, essays, plays, and memoirs, London developed a wide range of talents. An important figure in realist and naturalist literature, London was also an outspoken social and political activist, advocating for unionization, socialism, and worker’s rights. He explored these issues in many of his works, such as his dystopian novel, The Iron Heel.