Jack London

Nationality

American

Description

John Griffith London (born John Griffith Chaney; January 12, 1876 – November 22, 1916) was an American novelist, journalist, and social activist. A pioneer in the world of commercial magazine fiction, he was one of the first writers to become a worldwide celebrity and earn a large fortune from writing. He was also an innovator in the genre that would later become known as science fiction.His most famous works include The Call of the Wild and White Fang, both set in the Klondike Gold Rush, as well as the short stories "To Build a Fire", "An Odyssey of the North", and "Love of Life". He also wrote about the South Pacific in stories such as "The Pearls of Parlay" and "The Heathen", and of the San Francisco Bay area in The Sea Wolf.
London was part of the radical literary group "The Crowd" in San Francisco and a passionate advocate of unionization, socialism, and the rights of workers. He wrote several powerful works dealing with these topics, such as his dystopian novel The Iron Heel, his non-fiction exposé The People of the Abyss, and The War of the Classes.

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Gender

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The best books of all time by Jack London

  1. 133 . The Call of the Wild by Jack London

    The plot concerns a previously domesticated and even somewhat pampered dog named Buck, whose primordial instincts return after a series of events finds him serving as a sled dog in the treacherous...

  2. 1519 . White Fang by Jack London

    Retells the adventures in the northern wilderness of a dog who is part wolf and how he comes to make his peace with man.

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  3. 1607 . The Scarlet Plague by Jack London

    Jack London's post-apocalyptic vision takes place in 2072, sixty years after an uncontrollable epidemic has depopulated the planet. James Howard Smith, one of the few left alive San Francisco area,...

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  4. 1785 . The Iron Heel by Jack London

    The Iron Heel is a dystopian[1] novel by American writer Jack London, first published in 1908. Generally considered to be "the earliest of the modern Dystopian",[2] it chronicles the rise of an ...

  5. 1911 . The Sea-Wolf by Jack London

    The Sea-Wolf is a 1904 psychological adventure novel by American novelist Jack London about a literary critic, survivor of an ocean collision, who comes under the dominance of Wolf Larsen, the powe...

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  6. 2316 . Martin Eden by Jack London

    Moving tale of an ambitious young man who struggles hard to fulfil his dreams only to realize that they were just an illusion. The significance of this novel is enhanced by its autobiographical con...

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  7. 2545 . The Complete Short Stories of Jack London by Jack London

    John Griffith "Jack" London (born John Griffith Chaney, January 12, 1876 – November 22, 1916) was an American author, journalist, and social activist. He was a pioneer in the then-burgeoning world ...

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