1st Edition

Adventure Stories

By Jack London Copyright 1998
    362 Pages
    by Routledge

    This text aims to capture the spirit of the American wilderness and its people, in the early 20th century. These youthful tales also include important social themes and ideas. By the age of 29, Jack London was the highest-paid and most widely read author in America, thanks to the huge popularity of The Call of the Wild, The Sea Wolf, and White Fang. Themes of these books also pervade this collection of short stories: survival though adaptation, compassion for the less fortunate, a respect for physical power in both man and nature, and the need for social justice.

    Contents LOVE OF LIFE Love of Life A Day's Lodging The White Man's Way The Story of Keesh The Unexpected Brown Wolf The Sun-Dog Trail MOON FACE Moon Face The Leopard Man's Story Local Color Amateur Night The Minions of Midas The Shadow and the Flash All Gold Canyon LOST FACE Lost Face Trust To Build a Fire That SpotĀ 

    Biography

     By the age of 29, Jack London was the highest-paid and most widely read author in America, thanks to the huge popularity of The Call of the Wild, The Sea Wolf, and White Fang. Themes of these books also pervade this collection of short stories: survival though adaptation, compassion for the less fortunate, a respect for physical power in both man and nature, and the need for social justice.</p>