The Call of the Wild, White Fang, and Other Stories

Synopsis

'It was true, there were other dogs. There could not but be other dogs on so vast a place, but they did not count.' Buck, the magnificent offspring of a St Bernard and Scotch shepherd dog, lives contentedly on a California estate until he is stolen and shipped northwards to be trained as a sledge dog. Uprooted from the civilized world, he is thrown into the cruel and savage struggle of the Klondike gold rush. The story of his heroic adventures and his response to the 'call of the wild' has not only excited readers but also struck a deeper, mythic chord. Of all Jack London's fictions none has been so popular as his dog stories. Included in this selection is the companion novel to The Call of the Wild, White Fang, and five famous short stories: 'Batard', 'Moon-Face', 'Brown Wolf', 'That Spot', and 'To Build a Fire', all with canine themes. * Introduction * Textual Note * Bibliography * Chronology * Explanatory Notes * Map.