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Buck, a sturdy crossbreed canine (half St. Bernard, half Shepard), is a dog born to luxury and raised in a sheltered Californian home. But then he is kidnapped and sold to be a sled dog in the harsh and frozen Yukon Territory. Passed from master to master, Buck embarks on an extraordinary journey, proving his unbreakable spirit… 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.
No other popular writer of his time did any better writing than you will find in «The Call of the Wild». —H. L. Mencken. Few men have more convincingly examined the connection between the creative powers of the individual writer and the unconscious drive to breed and to survive, found in the natural world… London is in and committed to his creations to a degree very nearly unparalleled in the composition of fiction. —James Dickey

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El conflicto entre el capitán Woodward y el tabernero Charles Roberts es el de la visión colonial versus una noción más humanista de la expansión europea por la Micronesia y la Melanesia. «Si el hombre blanco se esforzara un poco por entender cómo funciona la mente del hombre negro, se podrían evitar la mayoría de los problemas», asegura Roberts, de mente más abierta y liberal. London, el racista, modificaba algunas de sus concepciones. En el viaje que hace entre 1907 y 1909 a bordo del Snark por Hawaii, las Islas Marquesas, Tahití, Fidji, las Islas Salomón, las Nuevas Hébridas y Australia, su concepto de la superioridad anglosajona se modifica. Está en desacuerdo con la forma como el hombre blanco ha sometido a la fuerza a los nativos, esclavizándolos o despojándolos de sus tierras. Hay una especie de crisis de conciencia que lo lleva a escribir historias donde muestra su simpatía hacia ciertos personajes, como el hawaiano Koolau, y donde da cuenta de la mano dura de los anglosajones. «Colonizar el mundo. Alguien tiene que hacerlo», parece ser la única consigna, no importando los medios para lograrlo. El relato es ambivalente: por un lado, la destreza de Saxtorph para hacerle frente a una horda de salvajes —la historia que cuenta el capitán Woodward—, y, por el otro, la velada certidumbre de que el inevitable hombre blanco es igual o peor de salvaje que los nativos.

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Hace alusión a cierta estirpe de hombres que también arribaron a los Mares del Sur, no con el propósito de encontrar fortuna mediante el comercio de perlas o de negros, sino para promover sus ideas religiosas. «Ustedes están interesados en ganar dinero y yo en salvar almas», como afirma John Starhurst, el protagonista, un misionero que intenta convertir al cristianismo a nativos caracterizados por su propensión al canibalismo. Se emparenta con otra narración por el estilo, «El ídolo rojo», donde un naturalista blanco se enfrenta a los deseos de un reductor de cabezas que quiere convertirlo en lotu y hacerle kaikai, es decir, matarlo y comerlo. Al igual que en esta historia, en «El diente de ballena» se narra la creciente tensión entre las creencias de uno y otro bando. El diálogo que se establece entre Starhurst y Mongondro acerca del origen del mundo es sintomático de esta tensión, que al final se resolverá con una lucha perdida de antemano entre las armas que utiliza el misionero, la Verdad y la Justicia, y la maza de guerra que empuña el Buli de Gatoka.

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Esta simpatía hacia lo no anglosajón se expresa en la figura de Ah Cho, un oriental acusado de un asesinato. Ha sido llevado a Haití junto con otros quinientos connacionales para trabajar por un sueldo miserable, una especie de «condena por ser frágiles y humanos». Ah Cho es callado y circunspecto. No habla francés, el idioma de quienes lo acusan. No importa que él no haya cometido el asesinato, será llevado a la guillotina, víctima de la parsimonia de su propia cultura y la injusticia y cerrazón de los franceses. Es uno de los mejores cuentos de London, uno donde la condición humana —vulnerable, atroz y dura— encuentra acomodo en una narración donde logra magnificar nuestra estimación por un ser en apariencia insignificante.

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Jack London, der 1876 in San Francisco geboren wurde und 1916 mit nur 40 Jahren starb, schrieb über seine eigenen Erfahrungen auf See und über das, was er im Yukon Territory sowie auf den Feldern und in den Fabriken Kaliforniens erlebte. Es sind Geschichten, die stets den harten Überlebenskampf von Mensch und Tier in den Blick nehmen und zu Klassikern der Abenteuerliteratur wurden. Die bekannteste ist die des Haus- und Hofhundes Buck, der aus dem sonnenverwöhnten Tal von Santa Clara in Kalifornien ins eisige Alaska verschleppt wird. Es ist die Zeit des Goldrauschs, widerstandsfähige Hunde werden gebraucht, und Buck leidet unter den extremen Bedingungen der Natur und der brutalen Behandlung seiner Besitzer. Er erlebt die barbarische Seite der Menschen sowie den harten Kampf gegen die Natur. Doch mit der Zeit erwachen seine Instinkte, die lange im Verborgenen gelegen haben. Buck vernimmt den «Ruf der Wildnis». – Mit einer kompakten Biographie des Autors.

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This carefully crafted ebook: «The Call of the Wild + White Fang + The Son of the Wolf (3 Unabridged Classics)» is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. 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 story takes place in the extreme conditions of the Yukon during the 19th-century Klondike Gold Rush where strong sled dogs were in high demand. After Buck, a domesticated dog, is snatched from a pastoral ranch in California, he is sold into a brutal life as a sled dog. The work details Buck's struggle to adjust and survive the cruel treatment he receives from humans, other dogs, and nature. He eventually sheds the veneer of civilization altogether and instead relies on primordial instincts and the lessons he has learned to become a respected and feared leader in the wild. White Fang is the story of a wild dog's journey toward becoming civilized in the Canadian territory of Yukon during the Klondike gold rush at the end of the nineteenth century. White Fang is a companion novel (and a thematic mirror) to Jack London's best-known work, The Call of the Wild, which concerns a kidnapped civilized dog turning into a wild wolf. The book is characteristic of London's precise prose style and his innovative use of voice and perspective. Much of the novel is written from the viewpoint of the animals, allowing London to explore how animals view their world and how they view humans.

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This carefully crafted ebook: «The complete Stories of the North» is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Jack London is best known as the author of 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». Content: – The Son of the Wolf (1900): The White Silence, The Son of the Wolf, The Men of Forty Mile, In a Far Country, To the Man on the Trail, The Priestly Prerogative, The Wisdom of the Trail, The Wife of a King, An Odyssey of the North. – The God of His Fathers: Tales of the Klondike (1901): The God of His Fathers, The Great Interrogation, Which Make Men Remember, Siwash, The Man with the Gash, Jan, the Unrepentant, Grit of Women, Where the Trail Forks, A Daughter of the Aurora, At the Rainbow's End, The Scorn of Women. – Children of the Frost (1902): In the Forests of the North, The Law of Life, Nam-Bok the Unveracious, The Master of Mystery, The Sunlanders, The Sickness of Lone Chief, Keesh, the Son of Keesh, The Death of Ligoun, Li Wan, the Fair, The League of the Old Men. – The Faith of Men (1904): A Relic of the Pliocene, A Hyperborean Brew, The Faith of Men, Too Much Gold, The One Thousand Dozen, The Marriage of Lit-lit, Bâtard, The Story of Jees Uck....

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Jack London is best known as the author of 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». This ebook presents the collected 78 short stories of the North by Jack London in one book, carefully crafted and formatted for your eReader with a detailed table of contents. Content: – The Son of the Wolf (1900): The White Silence, The Son of the Wolf, The Men of Forty Mile, In a Far Country, To the Man on the Trail, The Priestly Prerogative, The Wisdom of the Trail, The Wife of a King, An Odyssey of the North. – The God of His Fathers: Tales of the Klondike (1901): The God of His Fathers, The Great Interrogation, Which Make Men Remember, Siwash, The Man with the Gash, Jan, the Unrepentant, Grit of Women, Where the Trail Forks, A Daughter of the Aurora, At the Rainbow's End, The Scorn of Women. – Children of the Frost (1902): In the Forests of the North, The Law of Life, Nam-Bok the Unveracious, The Master of Mystery, The Sunlanders, The Sickness of Lone Chief, Keesh, the Son of Keesh, The Death of Ligoun, Li Wan, the Fair, The League of the Old Men. – The Faith of Men (1904): A Relic of the Pliocene, A Hyperborean Brew, The Faith of Men, Too Much Gold, The One Thousand Dozen, The Marriage of Lit-lit, Bâtard, The Story of Jees Uck. – Love of Life & Other Stories (1907): Love of Life, A Day's Lodging, The White Man's Way, The Story of Keesh, The Unexpected, Brown Wolf, The Sun Dog Trail, Negore, The Coward. – Lost Face (1910): Lost Face, Trust, To Build a Fire, That Spot, Flush of Gold, The Passing of Marcus O'Brien, The Wit of Porportuk. – Smoke Bellew (1902): The Taste of the Meat, The Meat, The Stampede to Squaw Creek, Shorty Dreams, The Man on the Other Bank, The Race for Number Three. – + 19 Uncollected Stories

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This carefully crafted ebook: «Jack London's Complete Stories of the North» is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Jack London is best known as the author of 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». Content: – The Son of the Wolf (1900): The White Silence, The Son of the Wolf, The Men of Forty Mile, In a Far Country, To the Man on the Trail, The Priestly Prerogative, The Wisdom of the Trail, The Wife of a King, An Odyssey of the North. – The God of His Fathers: Tales of the Klondike (1901): The God of His Fathers, The Great Interrogation, Which Make Men Remember, Siwash, The Man with the Gash, Jan, the Unrepentant, Grit of Women, Where the Trail Forks, A Daughter of the Aurora, At the Rainbow's End, The Scorn of Women. – Children of the Frost (1902): In the Forests of the North, The Law of Life, Nam-Bok the Unveracious, The Master of Mystery, The Sunlanders, The Sickness of Lone Chief, Keesh, the Son of Keesh, The Death of Ligoun, Li Wan, the Fair, The League of the Old Men. – The Faith of Men (1904): A Relic of the Pliocene, A Hyperborean Brew, The Faith of Men, Too Much Gold, The One Thousand Dozen, The Marriage of Lit-lit, Bâtard, The Story of Jees Uck. – Love of Life & Other Stories (1907): Love of Life, A Day's Lodging, The White Man's Way, The Story of Keesh, The Unexpected, Brown Wolf, The Sun Dog Trail, Negore, The Coward. – Lost Face (1910): Lost Face, Trust, To Build a Fire, That Spot, Flush of Gold, The Passing of Marcus O'Brien, The Wit of Porportuk. – Smoke Bellew (1902): The Taste of the Meat, The Meat, The Stampede to Squaw Creek, Shorty Dreams, The Man on the Other Bank, The Race for Number Three.