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The Abysmal Brute

by Jack London

A breezy tale showing the crookedness of the methods of prize-ring managers specially in fleecing the prize-ring public in betting. The hero is a successful young giant who has been trained by his father in the mountains, and who thinks the game is played square until enlightened by a young woman reporter. Then follows a whirlwind wooing, exposing of the frauds and retirement.

The Acorn-Planter: A California Forest Play

by Jack London

Jack London was an American novelist, journalist, social-activist and short-story writer whose works deal romantically with elemental struggles for survival. At his peak, he was the highest paid and the most popular of all living writers. Because of early financial difficulties, he was largely self educated past grammar school. London drew heavily on his life experiences in his writing. He spent time in the Klondike during the Gold Rush and at various times was an oyster pirate, a seaman, a sealer, and a hobo. His first work was published in 1898. From there he went on to write such American classics as Call of the Wild, Sea Wolf, and White Fang.

Adventure

by Jack London

Trajectory presents classics of world literature with 21st century Adventure tells about the confrontation between a man who finds himself alone in front of a plantation - harassed by blacks cannibals - and a bold, independent and liberated feminist woman, Joan Lackland, who's arrival at the plantation turns everything upside down... <P> <P> Published in 1911, this novel, a devastating portrayal of colonialism and slavery set in the Solomon Islands, has generated considerable controversy since its publication over the question of whether London shared the racist beliefs of his characters or, on the contrary, was merely presenting them accurately! Our original-text editions include the following visual enhancements to foster a deeper understanding of the work: Word Clouds at the start of each chapter highlight important words. Word, sentence, paragraph counts, and reading time help readers and teachers determine chapter complexity. Co-occurrence graphs depict character-to-character interactions as well character to place interactions. Sentiment indexes identify positive and negative trends in mood within each chapter. Frequency graphs help display the impact this book has had on popular culture since its original date of publication. Use Trajectory analytics to deepen comprehension, to provide a focus for discussions and writing assignments, and to engage new readers with some of the greatest stories ever told. "Adventure" by Jack London is an action-packed tale that takes place in the Solomon Islands! David Sheldon, a British coconut plantation owner, falls in love with Joan Lackland, an energetic American woman, and adventure ensues.

Adventure

by Jack London

He was a very sick white man. He rode pick-a-back on a woolly-headed, black-skinned savage, the lobes of whose ears had been pierced and stretched until one had torn out, while the other carried a circular block of carved wood three inches in diameter. The torn ear had been pierced again, but this time not so ambitiously, for the hole accommodated no more than a short clay pipe. The man-horse was greasy and dirty, and naked save for an exceedingly narrow and dirty loin-cloth; but the white man clung to him closely and desperately. At times, from weakness, his head drooped and rested on the woolly pate. At other times he lifted his head and stared with swimming eyes at the cocoanut palms that reeled and swung in the shimmering heat. He was clad in a thin undershirt and a strip of cotton cloth, that wrapped about his waist and descended to his knees. On his head was a battered Stetson, known to the trade as a Baden-Powell. About his middle was strapped a belt, which carried a large-calibred automatic pistol and several spare clips, loaded and ready for quick work.

The Assassination Bureau, Ltd.

by Jack London

The Assassination Bureau kills people for money, but it also has a social conscience. The leader of the group justifies each killing--until the day he accepts a contract to kill himself.

Aventura

by Jack London

Las novelas del escritor estadounidense Jack London, aventuras con héroes solitarios, atormentados y profundamente humanos, reflejan su propia vida y han alcanzado un merecido reconocimiento de público y crítica. Si en 1913 London podía jactarse de ser el escritor más famoso y mejor pagado, podría añadirse que, entre 1903 y 1920, fue asimismo el autor americano más leído fuera de Estados Unidos. Es evidente que Jack London gusta de los episodios dramáticos, de las escenas cuidadosamente preparadas y resueltas con la máxima tensión. Pero si sus historias cautivan al lector, si le obligan a leerlas con el alma suspendida de un hilo, no es sólo porque describan episodios únicos, momentos no corrientes, aventuras insólitas, sino a causa de la peculiar manera en que están contadas. Su estilo, frecuentemente poético en la descripción paisajística, se hace, llegado el momento, directo, enérgico y efectivo. London sabe cómo alcanzar el punto climático adecuado, llevarlo a una situación límite y conservar el suspense, dosificándolo hasta el instante final.

Before Adam

by Jack London

London's classic novel about a boy who dreams that he was living the life of an early hominid.

Before Adam

by Jack London

Written in 1906, "Before Adam" is a bit of a departure from London's other novels. It revolves around the dreams of a young boy, dreams that involve racial memories and the knowledge of his prior existence as a man-like creature named Big Tooth living in prehistoric times. "These are our ancestors, and their history is our history. Remember that as surely as we one day swung down out of the trees and walked upright, just as surely, on a far earlier day, did we crawl up out of the sea and achieve our first adventure on land."

Before Adam

by Jack London

Brown Wolf and Other Jack London Stories

by Jack London

She had delayed, because of the dew-wet grass, in order to put on her overshoes, and when she emerged from the house found her waiting husband absorbed in the wonder of a bursting almond-bud. She sent a questing glance across the tall grass and in and out among the orchard trees. "Where's Wolf?" she asked. "He was here a moment ago." Walt Irvine drew himself away with a jerk from the metaphysics and poetry of the organic miracle of blossom, and surveyed the landscape. "He was running a rabbit the last I saw of him." "Wolf! Wolf! Here, Wolf!" she called, as they left the clearing and took the trail that led down through the waxen-belled manzanita jungle to the county road. Irvine thrust between his lips the little finger of each hand and lent to her efforts a shrill whistling. She covered her ears hastily and made a wry grimace.

The Call of the Wild

by Jack London

Jack London's finest achievement: the tale of a dog's heroic adventures in the frozen YukonAn instant classic when it was first published in 1903, The Call of the Wild is at once a thrilling frontier adventure and a uniquely American ode to the power of nature. The story begins at the dawn of the Klondike Gold Rush, when capable sled dogs are in high demand. Half St. Bernard and half sheep dog, Buck is stolen from an estate in California's idyllic Santa Clara Valley and shipped north. Beset by the harsh conditions of the Yukon, the recklessness of his owners, and the ruthlessness of the other dogs, Buck must learn to recover his primitive instincts in order to survive. But when he forms a special bond with a prospector named John Thornton, Buck is torn between two worlds: that of his human companion and that of the relentless, beckoning wilderness. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

The Call of the Wild

by Jack London

Penguin Readers is a series of simplified novels, film novelizations and original titles that introduce students at all levels to the pleasures of reading in English. Originally designed for teaching English as a foreign language, the series' combination of high interest level and low reading age makes it suitable for both English-speaking teenagers with limited reading skills and students of English as a second language. Many titles in the series also provide access to the pre-20th century literature strands of the National Curriculum English Orders.

The Call of the Wild

by Jack London

First published in 1903, The Call of the Wild is regarded as Jack London's masterpiece. Based on London's experiences as a gold prospector in the Canadian wilderness and his ideas about nature and the struggle for existence, The Call of the Wild is a tale about unbreakable spirit and the fight for survival in the frozen Alaskan Klondike.

The Call of the Wild

by Jack London

London's classic tale about a dog's adventures in the North.

Call of the Wild

by Jack London

The Call Of The Wild is the story of Buck, a dog stolen from his home and thrust into the merciless life of the Arctic north to endure hardship, bitter cold, and the savage lawlessness of man and beast. White Fang is the adventure of an animal -- part dog, part wolf --turned vicious by cruel abuse, then transformed by the patience and affection of one man. Jack London's superb ability as a storyteller and his uncanny understanding of animal and human natures give these tales a striking vitality and power, and have earned him a reputation as a distinguished American writer.From the Paperback edition.

The Call of the Wild

by Jack London

Relates the trials and triumphs of Buck, a pampered dog turned sled dog when Buck is kidnapped from his easy life with Judge Miller.

The Call of the Wild

by Jack London Gary Paulsen

First published in 1903, The Call of the Wild is regarded as Jack London's masterpiece. Based on London's experiences as a gold prospector in the Canadian wilderness and his ideas about nature and the struggle for existence, The Call of the Wild is a tale about unbreakable spirit and the fight for survival in the frozen Alaskan Klondike.

The Call of the Wild (abridged)

by Jack London Phil Lefaivre

An abridged version of Jack London's classic "The Call of the Wild." Buck, a large mixed-breed dog is stolen from his home and shipped to Alaska, where the Gold Rush is happening. This is the story of Buck's introduction to work as a sled dog and life in the wild country. Note that Alaska was not a State of the United States of America yet.

The Call of the Wild (An Adapted Classic)

by Jack London

Globe Books presents an adapted and unbowdlerized text, with extensive notes and bibliography.

The Call of the Wild and Other Stories

by Jack London

In Call of the Wild, Buck, a domesticated dog, is stolen from his home in California and sold into sled dog slavery during the 1890s Klondike gold rush in Alaska. Forced to shed the comforts of civilization, he reverts to more primitive instincts and emerges as the leader of the pack. White Fang, published before Call of the Wild, is the companion novel about a wild wolf dog who is adopted by a human and eventually domesticated. Also included are The Sea-Wolf and many short stories centered on Alaska and the Far North. Jack London's classic tales -- often told from the animal's viewpoint -- have been popular for decades and will add a bit of gold to your Word Cloud Classics collection.

Call of the Wild and Related Readings

by Jack London

A classic tale that narrates the life of a dog called Buck as he ventures to the wild, as well as related stories and articles about dogs.

The Call of the Wild and Selected Stories

by Jack London Alex Kershaw Tobey Hiller

Robust tales of perilous adventure and animal cunning Includes Diable: A Dog, An Odyssey of the North, To the Man on the Trail, To Build a Fire, and Love of Life Out of the white wilderness, out of the Far North, Jack London, one of America's most popular authors, drew the inspiration for the novel and five short stories included here. Swiftly paced and vividly written, they capture the main theme of London's work: man's instinctive reversion to primitive behavior when pitted against the brute force of nature.

The Call of the Wild and Selected Stories

by Jack London Alex Kershaw Tobey Hiller

Robust tales of perilous adventure and animal cunning Includes Diable: A Dog, An Odyssey of the North, To the Man on the Trail, To Build a Fire, and Love of Life Out of the white wilderness, out of the Far North, Jack London, one of America's most popular authors, drew the inspiration for the novel and five short stories included here. Swiftly paced and vividly written, they capture the main theme of London's work: man's instinctive reversion to primitive behavior when pitted against the brute force of nature.

The Call of the Wild and White Fang

by Jack London Michael Meyer John Seelye

Two classic stories-one indispensable volume. Timeless tales of wolves, dogs, men, and the wild, The Call of the Wild and White Fang are two of the world's greatest adventure stories.

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