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A Week in Literary History

January 12th, 2002

American novelist Jack London (Call of the Wild, 1903) is born John Griffith Chaney in San Francisco in 1876.

Jack London, b. January 12, 1876, d. 1916

london*At the beginning of the twentieth century, Jack London was for a decade or two America’s best-selling and successful author. His tales of the Klondike, some of them featuring dogs as main characters, stand up today as well written, deeply imagined, and often politically committed. He was a prolific author, adding a constant stream of stories and magazine articles to his almost-annual novels, and he was also the prototype of the writer-adventurer who would capture the imagination of the next generation, among them Hemingway.

Suggested Reading Novels The Son of the Wolf, 1900. Call of the Wild, 1903. The Sea Wolf, 1904. White Fang, 1906. The Road, 1907. The Iron Heel, 1907. Martin Eden, 1909. John Barleycorn, 1913. Memoir The Cruise of the Snark, 1911.

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