The Son of the Wolf: Tales of the Far North

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A CHRONOLOGY OF JACK LONDON
1876 Born out of wedlock on 12 January in San Francisco to Flora
Wellman, music teacher and spiritualist; father is almost cer-
tainly William Henry Chaney, an astrologer and former lawyer
and journalist; in September Wellman marries John London,
names son John Griffith London.
1878 Londons move to Oakland; John London runs grocery store.
1881 Grocery business fails; Londons move to farm in Alameda.
1882 Londons move to small ranch in San Mateo County, south of
San Francisco.
1884 Londons move to small ranch in Livermore Valley east of San
Francisco Bay; John London's efforts to raise chickens are
unsuccessful.
1886 Londons move back to Oakland; Flora London runs board-
ing-house; Jack delivers newspapers, works on ice wagon and
in bowling alley, begins reading at Oakland Public Library.
1891 Graduates from Cole Grammar School, works in cannery,
buys sailboat and begins sailing on Bay; becomes oyster
pirate.
1892 Serves as deputy with California Fish Patrol.
1893 Sails for seven months on seal-hunting schooner Sophia Suth-
erland
to Japan and Bering Sea; works in jute mill; wins first
prize in newspaper contest for story 'Typhoon Off the Coast
of Japan'
.
1894 Shovels coal in power plant; begins eight-month cross-
country tramping journey as member of Kelly's Army (west-
ern contingent of Coxey's Army of Unemployed). Arrested
for vagrancy near Niagara Falls, New York; serves thirty-day
sentence in Erie County Penitentiary.
1895 Attends Oakland High School, contributes stories and articles
to school paper; falls in love with Mabel Applegarth.
1896 Drops out of high school; joins Socialist Labor Party, be-
comes frequent soap-box speaker for socialist cause; crams
for entrance exams for University of California at Berkeley,
enrolls for Fall semester.
1897 Withdraws from Berkeley after one semester; works on writ-
ing; works in Belmont Academy laundry; joins Klondike gold
rush, spends six weeks in Dawson City, stakes claim on Hender-
son Creek.

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Table of contents

  • Oxford World's Classics the Son of the Wolf Tales of the Far North i
  • Oxford World's Classics ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Introduction ix
  • Note on the Text xxvi
  • Select Bibliography xxviii
  • A Chronology of Jack London xxx
  • The Son of the Wolf Tales of the Far North 1
  • The White Silence 3
  • The Son of the Wolf 13
  • The Men of Forty-Mile 29
  • In a Far Country 38
  • To the Man on Trail 55
  • The Priestly Prerogative 64
  • The Wisdom of the Trail 78
  • The Wife of a King 86
  • An Odyssey of the North 102
  • Selected Northland Tales 135
  • Grit of Women 137
  • The Great Interrogation 151
  • The Law of Life 165
  • At the Rainbow's End 172
  • The Story of Jees Uck 182
  • The League of the Old Men 206
  • The Marriage of Lit-Lit 222
  • Love of Life 233
  • The White Man's Way 254
  • Finis 267
  • Like Argus of the Ancient Times 285
  • Explanatory Notes 313
  • A Selection of Oxford World's Classics 323
  • The Oxford World's Classics Website 333
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