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Jack London. The name brings to mind classic tales of adventure and conflict, of perilous journeys and exotic lands, and man's life and death struggle between the primitive and civilized. Sometimes thrilling and sometimes disturbing, the vision of Jack London has enthralled and entertained readers around the world for nearly a century.

In this, the first fully-rounded colle

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Paperback, 1061 pages
Published September 15th 2000 by Barnes & Noble (first published July 1991)
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Joseph Scanlan
May 30, 2008 Joseph Scanlan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What can I say--I'm a fan of the 'other' Jack. London's writing is kind of like a hybrid of Kerouac, Thoreau, Krakauer,and Twain. His stories are gathered from true accounts to fictitious stories based in the far-off places he's had adventurers. I love his early stuff--the short stories. There's a lot of youthful passion in his early writing that not many are aquainted with. When people hear 'Jack London', most think of 'Call of the Wild' or the short story 'To Build A Fire'. But there's sooooo ...more
Nicki
Apr 16, 2014 Nicki rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is an excellent collection of both well-known short stories such as 'To Build a Fire' and other equally powerful yet little-known gems. Additionally, the short stories and novels are categorized into three sections THE NORTH, THE MAN, and THE SEA. I love how the novel "Martin Eden" is included in this version for it is often left out of compilations in favor of more popular novels such as White Fang, Call of the Wild, and The Sea-Wolf...which also happen to be included in this version as we ...more
Jarosik18
Feb 25, 2015 Jarosik18 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read a few of these for my book club and they were so much better than I remembered them (from when I was a teen)! Very interesting. Master writer.
mj
Fast 1000 pages.
Megargee
Feb 06, 2015 Megargee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just the ticket for cold winter reading.
angrykitty
like with hemingway, i'm not into london's novels as much as i'm into his short stories. i'm from minnesota, so there used to be many a snowy night i would read london and imagine that i was really in alaska.
Leonard Pierce
Dec 16, 2007 Leonard Pierce rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
Huge and imminently serviceable collection of London's novels, memoirs and short stories, missing only his dystopian stuff.
Aram
Nov 22, 2015 Aram rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one of the writers I grew up with. I'd recommend him to every teen, especially boys! :)
Robert
Jun 16, 2010 Robert rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One short story in this omnibus, "To Build a Fire", I found particularly engrossing.
Lynn Bullock
Mar 15, 2009 Lynn Bullock rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I learned more interms of recognizing the dark side of humanity and it's toils
Darin
Sep 16, 2008 Darin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Some of the best adventure storytelling i know of.
Christopher
Jan 04, 2013 Christopher rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Boys
Recommended to Christopher by: Gr 8 English "Ripping Good Yarn"
SS To light a Fire still a fav
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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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