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Jack London (1876-1916) San Francisco native is an exemplar of the art. London was a sailor, hobo, world traveler, fisherman and . The first twelve stores are selected Klondike stories including the classic To Build a Fire tale.

Jack London (1876-1916) San Francisco native is an exemplar of the art. London was a sailor, hobo, world traveler, fisherman and many other professions. Firstly though, he was the most famous author of his day. London wrote such classic novels as The Sea Wolf,. The Call of the Wild, Martin Eden and White Fang. I enjoy these novels but also love his short tales of the North and South Seas. In these stories you will meet huskie dogs, prospectors and explore Native Alaskan Indian culture. In part two of the book the author takes us to the South Seas.

Published May 15th 1999 by Tor Classics (first published November 1908). To Build a Fire' is another book I picked up out of a buddies new apartment in Seoul as he refuses to deal with words in print form

In these collected stories of man against the wilderness, London lays claim to the title of greatest outdoor adventure writer of all time. Published May 15th 1999 by Tor Classics (first published November 1908). To Build a Fire' is another book I picked up out of a buddies new apartment in Seoul as he refuses to deal with words in print form. While I at first regretted my decision, I decided to stick with it and was appropriately rewarded! Allow me to explain.

To Build a Fire And Other Stories. To the Man on Trail . the wolsh snarls and yelps of pain which proclaimed to their prac-ticed ears that the stranger was beating back their dogs while he fed his own. Then came the expected knock, sharp and condent, and the stranger entered.

London was born in San Francisco in 1876. At 14, he quit school and became an "oyster pirate," robbing oyster beds to sell his booty to the bars and restaurants in Oakland.

Gathers stories about the Klondike Gold Rush, Alaskan winters, miners, immigrants, outcasts, lepers, Mexican Revolutionaries, and the mentally ill. Результаты поиска по книге. Отзывы - Написать отзыв. Пользовательский отзыв - ForeverMasterless - LibraryThing. London was born in San Francisco in 1876. Later, he turned on his pirate associates and joined the local Fish Patrol, resulting in some hair-raising waterfront battles.

In this story from To Build a Fire and Other Stories, a stranger seeking to get back the money that he lent to another man visits a group of revelers in their cabin. The stranger has been on the trail for 12 hours with no rest. The revelers take him in and listen to his story. Author: Jack London Format: Text. Submit a Classroom Idea for this Resource . Availability.

To Build A Fire and Other Stories is the most comprehensive and wide-ranging collection of Jack. Jack London (1876-1916), by turns a renegade adventurer, a war correspondent, and an avowed socialist, first achieved fame with The Son of the Wolf (1900), a collection of short stories drawn from his experiences in the Klondike gold rush. The greatest story Jack London ever wrote was the story he lived," said Alfred Kazin.

This superb volume brings together twenty-five of London's finest, including a dozen of his great Klondike stories, vivid tales of the Far North were rugged individuals, such as the Malemute Kid face the violence of man and nature during the Gold Rush Days.

Born into poverty, Jack London led a knockabout existence before achieving success as one of the most popular .

Born into poverty, Jack London led a knockabout existence before achieving success as one of the most popular authors of his era. In the course of his brief but active life, he sought adventure-as a hobo, prospector, sailor, and a dozen other occupations-along with self-education from the works of Marx, Darwin, Nietzsche, and Jung. This collection features 13 of London's best works in the genre, including his most acclaimed short story, To Build a Fire," in which a new arrival to the Klondike stubbornly ignores warnings about the folly of traveling alone. Additional tales include A Piece of Steak, The Mexican, The Law of Life, All Gold Canyon, and eight others.

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To Build A Fire and Other Stories is the most comprehensive and wide-ranging collection of Jack London's short stories available in paperback. This superb volume brings together twenty-five of London's finest, including a dozen of his great Klondike stories, vivid tales of the Far North were rugged individuals, such as the Malemute Kid face the violence of man and nature during the Gold Rush Days. Also included are short masterpieces from his later writing, plus six stories unavailable in any other paperback edition. Here, along with London's famous wilderness adventures and fireband desperadoes, are portraits of the working man, the immigrant, and the exotic outcast: characters representing the entire span of the author's prolific imaginative career, in tales that have been acclaimed throughout the world as some of the most thrilling short stories ever written.


Comments: (7)

Zovaithug
Writing a good short story is one of the most difficult artistic tasks for a writer. Jack London (1876-1916) San Francisco native is an exemplar of the art. London was a sailor, hobo, world traveler, fisherman and many other professions. Firstly though, he was the most famous author of his day. London wrote such classic novels as The Sea Wolf,. The Call of the Wild, Martin Eden and White Fang. I enjoy these novels but also love his short tales of the North and South Seas. In this inexpensive Signet Classic you will discover twenty-five of his all time best short fiction. The first twelve stores are selected Klondike stories including the classic To Build a Fire tale. In these stories you will meet huskie dogs, prospectors and explore Native Alaskan Indian culture. In part two of the book the author takes us to the South Seas. Stories range from a lepers in Hawaii, to Chinese coolies to criminals working as slaves in the Solomon Islands.
Most of these stories are characterized by:
a. Strong evidence of London's belief in nature as tooth and claw survival. The strong survive and prey on the weak.
b. London looks at the plight of the industrial factory workers fighting to unionize and make life better for themselves and their families.
c. The racial prejudices of the time are on full display as the white men in the stories often disparage and mistreat those of other races.
d. Violence, cruelty and death pervade these pages.
e. Two stories focus on boxing stories. London had been an amateur boxer in his younger days.
f. The theme of Man against Nature is witnesses in many of the stories.
Jack London's works are strong stuff and not suited to everyone's taste. I enjoyed them and recommend this book!
Dodo
Enjoying reading Jack London's classic work now that I'm old and just stay at home a lot scrunched up in the recliner. His writing style takes some getting used to but once you do, it's a treat for the mind and imagination. He's an artist with words instead of a brush. I really like this collection of his work and recommend it to get your mind off your own troubles.
Sharpmane
Here are tales of great struggles of men and women in a hostile environment. London's wonderful descriptive prose is a delight. My stepson gave me a very well worn paperback copy of this a few years ago and I read every story. I was thinking of the title story the other day and I remembered how easy it is to download books from Amazon to my kindle.
Forey
Brilliant, classic stories from the 19th century Yukon. Told with relish and from firsthand experience. Even the most far-fetched story is completely believable simply because the telling is so down to earth, so true. Each story is a cameo, a snapshot of a time and place which were unique, unrepeatable. Although the title piece, To Build a Fire is considered London's masterpiece, all the stories in this collection are gripping and memorable.
Anayaron
What an awesome range of short stories. They go from the arctic to the tropics. Each one is powerful on its own but together they are really a tremendous collection. Jack London reminds me of Hemingway in his tales of adventure and humanity. The writing is both elegant and accessible. Great stuff.
blodrayne
Hard to beat Jack London as a storyteller. His subject matter may not interest everyone, but he should interest would-be writers. He knew his storytelling craft so they can read this and learn from a master.
Kifer
nothing like his other books which were brilliant. would not recommend. No wonder the NYPL did not even carry it
Great gathering of London's iconic stories. Good introduction for those too young to be familiar with the author.
To Build a Fire and Other Stories (Bantam Classics) download epub
Action & Adventure
Author: Jack London
ISBN: 0553213350
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Action & Adventure
Language: English
Publisher: Bantam Classics (April 1, 1986)