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Dalla cucciolata di cinque cani selvaggi, solamente uno rimane in vita. Un piccolo cucciolo dal manto grigio. Durante i suoi primi mesi, il piccolo e la madre Kiche si imbattono in una comitiva di indiani, i quali li catturano. La madre ben presto viene abbandonata, e il capo indiano Castoro Grigio da al cucciolo il nome di Zanna Bianca.
L'infanzia di Zanna Bianca al campo
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Paperback, Versione integrale, 210 pages
Published 1994 by Cartedit (first published May 1906)
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Robert Not YA. It is listed as "Adventure" at Wikipedia.

YA defined :Young-adult fiction or young adult literature, often abbreviated as YA,[1] is fiction…more
Not YA. It is listed as "Adventure" at Wikipedia.

YA defined :Young-adult fiction or young adult literature, often abbreviated as YA,[1] is fiction written, published, or marketed to adolescents and young adults.

While it is a very accessible book, originally a serialized novel, it was intended for a general audience as literature. For one thing, there are no major characters who are young adults or teenagers. It has no, not human at least, "coming of age" angle typical of YA fiction. Until the last part (of five) it is a story of unrelenting uncompromising harshness and cruelty. The author goes to great length to not humanize the dogs, especially White Fang, to prevent any identification of his story as a disguised allegory of a human life. It is a literary work that consciously tells a story exactly the reverse of its predecessor Call of the Wild.(less)
cardulelia carduelis It depends on the edition :p

The easiest way to check for a specific edition is to go to the Goodreads page and look at the bottom of the summary,…more
It depends on the edition :p

The easiest way to check for a specific edition is to go to the Goodreads page and look at the bottom of the summary, right next to the cover photo. (less)
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Henry Avila
Mar 16, 2015 Henry Avila rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Can an animal part wolf, part dog, be rehabilitated and become a domestic pet? The exact opposite of, another Jack London novel, The Call of the Wild. So the premise is, in White Fang. A runaway former Indian bred she- wolf, Kiche, along with forty odd others, in a wolf pack, are following three men on a dog sled, two still alive. Famine grips the territory in the Yukon, during the Klondike Gold Rush, Canada, just before the start of the Twentieth Century . The wild animals are starving, literal ...more
Lynne King
I was reminded of Diana, the Huntress with her lop-eared hounds driving her chariot and her nymphs as her hunting companions when I read this book. And it is as that Goddess that I accompanied the wolf White Fang (the only survivor out of a litter of five puppies), on his incredible journey through life. I was the hidden onlooker basking in all the trials and tribulations that overcame him, be it through periods of famine, extreme brutality by human beings, his necessity and desire to hunt and t ...more
Lyn
Nov 02, 2015 Lyn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
White Fang, Jack London’s 1906 companion (and thematic mirror) story to his classic The Call of the Wild begins with an archetypal London setting, a scene of desperate survival in a harsh, cruel environment.

Following the growth of a hybrid wolf-dog as he grows and fights and survives in the frozen north, White Fang embodies and demonstrates many of the common themes of London’s work such as survival of the fittest, isolation from society, and a primitive naturalism.

In the spirit of Joseph Conr
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Councillor
I can still remember the day I received the hardcover edition of this novel as a christmas present by my grandmother four or five years ago. At a time when I was still recuperating from the classics thrown at us in school with the pure result of me feeling disgusted by everything which has been published more than one hundred years ago, I decided White Fang to be a piece of literature I'd better not pick up. And so it rested on my book shelf for more than three years before I brought myself to o ...more
Huzeyfe
Mar 08, 2016 Huzeyfe rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jack London, Jack London, Jack London. Ne desem az gelecek biliyorum. Jack London neden Jack London olmuş bir kez daha anlamama neden olan bir kitap oldu Beyaz Dış. Daha önce birkaç kere okumaya niyetlenmiştim ama kısmet bu zamanaymış.

Normalde karla kışla pek aram yokktur ama Jack London'ın tasvirleri ile taşı tarağı toplayıp Yükon nehrinin kenarına yerleşme isteği oluştu bende. Bir kere hikayenin örgüsü, ana konuya geçiş mükemmeldi. Ayrıca karaktlerin derinlikleri, onların hissiyatının tamamen
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Mike (the Paladin)
Jan 01, 2014 Mike (the Paladin) rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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One of my all time favorite books. Hard at times, bloody, but if you love the outdoors, and dogs, try it.



****The above was my original "minimalist" review of this book.****

Actually the book doesn't require much of a review beyond, "great book". However as a friend here noted she's just reading it my mind was drawn back to it.

As noted below I grew up on a small farm and didn't have access to a lot of novels. I had 4 my parents had given me as gifts over time and our school had a small library. T
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Anuradha
Many years ago, as a young girl, during one of my gaming phases, I remember playing Age of Empires II. And I remember how the Aztecs, during their halcyon days succumbed to the power of the Spanish Conquistadors, merely because they though them Gods. Gods who carried guns and firepower. Gods who wore armour. Gods that they sacrificed people to pacify. Gods that ultimately caused their destruction. And no, I'm not giving a history lesson; I'm trying to give an analogy. White Fang, a wolf-dog cros ...more
Jemima Pett
I opened my ancient copy of this book with the excitement of reading an old friend. I know I originally read it when I was about 12 or 14. I would not recommend it to anyone under 14 now, and definitely not to anyone with the slightest tendency towards cruelty or bullying. On this reading I was alternately horrified by the beatings meted out to White Fang and other animals (and their justification), and discomforted by the discourse Jack London creates about the intentions, understandings and in ...more
Jade
Apr 11, 2009 Jade rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
not to treat animals,earth humans or anything
with disrespect. We are all equal.
Animals and pets don't choose thier owners, we
choose them.
Animals don't know if thier owner is mean, nice, neglctive, they get good owners out of luck.
Ahmad Sharabiani
White Fang, Jack London
عنوان: سپید دندان؛ نویسنده: جک لندن؛ مترجم: محمد قاصی؛ تهران، بنگاه مطبوعاتی صفیعلیشاه، 1332، در 221 ص؛ چاپ دوم: تهران، نیل، 1335، در 223 ص؛ چاپ دیگر: سازمامان کتابهای جیبی، 1340؛ در 207 ص؛ چاپ پنجم 1343؛ چاپ نهم: فرانکلین، 1354، در 258 ص؛ چاپ دیگر: هدایت، 1369، در 275 ص،

عنوان: سپید دندان؛ نویسنده: جک لندن؛ مترجم: شاپور رزم آزما؛ تهران، آرمان، ؟، در 256 ص؛

عنوان: سپید دندان؛ نویسنده: جک لندن؛ مترجم: محمد شاطرلو؛ تهران، دادجو، 1364، در 206 ص؛ چاپ دیگر: 1388، در 159 ص، شاب
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Lindsay
Feb 07, 2011 Lindsay rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Excellent! I liked it more the further into it I got!
A.K.
Jun 13, 2013 A.K. rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Describing the silent journey of the travelers through the cold, barren landscape: "...It affected their minds as the many atmospheres of deep water affect the body of the diver. It crushed them with the weight of unending vastness and unalterable decree. It crushed them into the remotest recesses of their own minds..."

Exactly how I felt trudging through chapter 1. I staggered into part four---60% of the way through my slow journey toward the end of the book---exhausted with boredom. I was star
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Kit
Apr 17, 2009 Kit rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Neha
Jul 29, 2013 Neha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
White Fang is half dog and half wolf. Growing up in the Yukon territory of Canada during the Klondike Gold Rush, he learned the law of the Wild at an early age: kill, or be killed, eat, or be eaten. Separated from his mother and traded from master to master, White Fang never grasped the concept of love, and violence was all that he knew. Having no teacher, he learned the rules of survival by experience. Then, a cruel man buys White Fang and turns him into a pit dog forced to fight for money. Wit ...more
Jareed
Reading Jack London's White Fang was beyond any expectation. The manner by which he has so vividly written in an animal's point of view leads one to incredulous experiences and conclusions while wholly experiencing the enthralling story. I'm almost inclined to argue - with an implausible idea - that London is white fang himself experiencing firsthand all that he has written. This statement does not render absurdity but rather should be further taken as an evidence giving credence that London's W ...more
Luís Miguel
Sep 12, 2014 Luís Miguel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nesta espécie de prequela a “Apelo da Floresta” o protagonista canino faz o caminho inverso do seu familiar, isto é, Presa Branca parte do meio selvagem para a civilização e companhia dos homens. Por ventura, uma das mais famosas personagens de Jack London, o lobo guerreiro de inteligência excepcional e moldado pela dureza que conheceu às mãos dos seus donos, mais até que na floresta.

London é igual a si próprio – pungente e tudo menos subtil, no entanto, as suas limitações técnicas são patentes
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Austin
Jan 25, 2008 Austin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwssssssssssssssssssssooooooooooooooooommmmmmmmmeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
David Williams
Jul 27, 2012 David Williams rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Though I responded with boyish enthusiasm to 'The Call of the Wild' many years ago and it re-echoes in memory, I had not read 'White Fang' or any of London's other books until now. I don't think 'White Fang' quite compares with its companion novel stylistically - the later chapters in particular are too obviously allegorical and predictable - but it is equally rugged, energetic and thrilling. London excels at seeing the world through the dog wolf's eyes, and he also manages the difficult and nec ...more
Moira
Jul 09, 2015 Moira rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Je strašně málo knih, které ve mně dokáží probudit divoké emoce, které mě nejen nahlas rozesmějí, ale také rozpláčou a doženou k úzkosti. Znáte Bílého tesáka? Znáte jeho příběh? Nemyslím si, že je mnoho lidí, kteří by jej neznali. Já sama na jeho příběhu vyrůstala. A přesto, přestože jsem to četla už šestkrát, stále jsem z toho příběhu znovu a znovu nadšená, stále se dokážu smát stejně jako plakat. Stále je to příběh, který v mém srdíčku zachovává zvláštní místečko.

Bílý tesák je reálný příběh, n
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M.J. Johnson
Jun 27, 2014 M.J. Johnson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I’d read White Fang (1906) before I started Call of the Wild (1903) - I didn’t check their chronology. Another thing I didn’t know is that Call of the Wild is considered his great masterpiece, and I can probably appreciate this; it is in some ways tighter and leaves the reader with a more haunting sense of ‘the wild’ that we have all evolved from. Both novels still make an impact on the reader even after just over a hundred years. In fact the only thing that dates either book is an occasional ar ...more
Liam
Dec 07, 2008 Liam rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book White Fang was about a wolf dog. It is broken into sections. It’s starts off with the unborn dog’s family and their pursuit of two men transporting a body across the Great North West. The two character where short lived and unimportant in the rest of the story. The next section was about White Fang growing up during a famine (famines occurred many time in this books). Then White Fang’s mother is reunited with her old Indian owner’s brother. White Fang is now left with his mom in a India ...more
Nathan
Jan 23, 2009 Nathan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Perhaps the best characterization I've ever seen of a London fan is in the first few pages of "Into the Wild": "crackpots from the lower forty-eight who come north to live out ill-considered Jack London fantasies." Reading London makes you want to go to Alaska - plain and simple.
"White Fang" goes against London's typical "nature vs. nurture" model (set forth in "To Build a Fire" and "The Call of the Wild"), and instead puts redemption in the way of social Darwinism. In short, the protagonist (a
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Shawn
May 29, 2013 Shawn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another classic book about dogs/woofs by Jack London. I read this one on the tail of "Call of the Wild" and liked to think that "White Fang" was the offspring of the first dog...but who knows if this was even intended, it wasn't really implied by the book but the locations and time line are similar, the Yukon Territory, Canada, during the Klondike Gold Rush near the end of the 19th-century.

This story is the "thematic mirror" of the Call of the Wild. In this book a Wolf/Dog mix becomes domesticat
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Anastasia
Sep 14, 2014 Anastasia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Okay, non me lo aspettavo.

Per impulso ho sempre visto Zanna Bianca come uno di quei libri che non fanno per me. Non è una sensazione ben definita, è la stessa sensazione che si può avere quando in libreria ci allontaniamo da un libro per il semplice fatto che non ci attira. Così, a istinto.
Sarà stato per il fatto che è Jack London, sarà stato per il fatto che è in casa mia e io voglio leggere tutto il leggibile nel mio poco tempo, la curiosità è subentrata e ho lasciato perdere l'istinto.
Ho de
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rachel
I used to haaate reading books from an animal's point of view. But with maturity comes appreciation for the possibility of a different way of living, and though humans are animals too, nothing seems so alien as a different species perspective. That being said, I think White Fang is the uncanniest depiction of an animal brain that I've read. It has none of the personified sentimentality that can make these stories maudlin. If there is a nest of baby birds within reach, White Fang will eat them. W ...more
Donna
Mar 09, 2015 Donna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I can't even say how many times I've started this book as a child and just never could finish it or even The Call of the Wild. I was probably the only kid in Alaska who didn't read these two reading staples. FINALLY, I actually finished it. I like Jack London and I liked this. I like how he humanizes the dogs by explaining its current feelings and how that leads to specific actions. I liked The Call of the Wild a little more.
Anna [Floanne]
Una piacevolissima sorpresa, questo romanzo di Jack London! Le descrizioni dell'ambiente della gelida foresta, dei comportamenti della lupa e del suo branco prima e del rapporto uomo-animale in seguito sono talmente vivide da farti sentire nel cuore della storia.
E qui mi sorge spontanea una domanda: quanti altri bellissimi libri per ragazzi mi sono persa nella mia infanzia?!
Voto:
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Michelle Bet
La historia es muy tierna, entretenida y dinámica.
De repente me pasaba, que se me olvidaba que era en la cabeza de un lobo donde estaba metida. Y no sé si eso considerarlo malo o bueno.
Me encantó que no se me hiciera tediosa la lectura, cada vez me hacía querer saber que cosas más le ocurriría en el camino a Colmillo Blanco hasta por fin llegar a su HEA (?)
El final no pudo ser mejor por cierto, me gustó como término todo para este lobito que tuvo que pasarla pero muy mal para poder estar muy
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Max
Oct 23, 2014 Max rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
i thought this book was amazing.i thought it was great because it was a good triumph for kids ages 9 to 16.i did not like how the book did not have a good ending that i just did not like.i wanted there to be more to it like what happened.i liked this book because it was a good story about a wolf growing up and facing fears and almost deaths through out the book .i liked how the book showed multiple characteristic that everyone needs and should have. i love this book and im not a really big reade ...more
Shaun
Feb 24, 2016 Shaun rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
White Fang is the third Jack London book I’ve read. Can you believe that? Two months ago, I’ve never read a single London book. Now I’ve read three in as many-minus-one months! So to lay the groundwork (which isn’t necessary if you’ve read my reviews for The Sea Wolf or Call of the Wild)… but here it goes… I went into my favorite bookstore, and saw a row of Reader’s Digest books, beautiful books, classics in literature, stuff like Pride and Prejudice, Around the World in Eighty Days, Sherlock Ho ...more
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Jack London was an American novelist, journalist, social-activist and short-story writer whose works deal romantically with elemental struggles for survival. At his peak, he was the highest paid and the most popular of all living writers. Because of early financial difficulties, he was largely self educated past grammar school.

London drew heavily on his life experiences in his writing. He spent ti
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