Taken from the warmth of the Santa Clara Valley to work as a sled dog in the frozen Yukon during the Gold Rush, Buck is forced to rediscover his natural instincts. He and the other dogs are brutalized and beaten, but Buck is saved from this cruelty by John Thornton, in whose care he learns how to be loved. Buck has now learned the art of survival, so that when he is free to return to the wild, he is feared, respected, and truly fit for leadership.
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"This is the best scholarly edition of The Call of the Wild currently available, with a superb, wide-ranging introduction by Nicholas Ruddick that is a model of judicious lucidity. The edition is also greatly enhanced by a series of fascinating primary documents situating the novella in an array of turn-of-the-twentieth-century cultural contexts, including the Klondike gold rush, Darwin on dogs and men, theories of atavism and instinct, and controversies surrounding charges of plagiarism against Jack London. Highly recommended." - Jonathan Auerbach, University of MarylandAbout the Author:
Novelist, journalist, and social activist Jack London (1876–1916) rose from abject poverty to international fame. The bestselling, highest-paid, and most popular author of his era, London created a substantial body of work in his short life, drawing upon his experiences as a cannery worker, sailor, railroad hobo, and prospector.
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Book Description Penguin Audio, 1997. Audio Cassette. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 140862382