A Student's Guide to Jack London

Jack London was one of the most popular and important American writers of the early twentieth century. London drew upon the breadth of his own amazing, real-life experiences to capture the imagination of the reading public like few other writers ever had before. The career of this literary giant is examined, offering accessible insight for readers. Each of his works is placed in historical and biographical context, with special emphasis placed on curriculum-related works. These include The Call of the Wild, White Fang, and several other autobiographical works and short stories.

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Part of the Understanding Literature series, this title features summaries of Londons widely taught books, including Call of the Wild (1903) and White Fang (1906); quite detailed critical analysis; and commentary about what the stories reveal about the authors life. Addressing his love of adventure and his support for socialism, womens rights, and environmental conservation, the biographical discussion also extends to less-admirable personal details, such as his struggle with alcohol and his belief in white superiority. The spacious design includes excellent chapter notes, a bibliography, and Internet resources., Booklist September 1, 2007
Product type: Library Bound Book
ISBN: 978-0-7660-2707-7
Author: Stephanie Buckwalter
Copyright: 2008
Reading Level: Grades 9-10
Interest Level: Grades 9-12+
Dewey: 813
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6" x 9"
Black-and-White Photographs, Illustrations, Diagrams