Jack London


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in San Francisco, California, The United States
January 12, 1876

Died
November 22, 1916

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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 time in the Klondike during the Gold Rush and at various times was an oyster pirate, a seaman, a sealer, and a hobo. His first work was published in 1898. From there he went on to write such American classics as Call of the Wild, Sea Wolf, and White Fang.


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The Call of the Wild

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3.87 avg rating — 318,593 ratings — published 1903 — 139 editions
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White Fang

3.98 avg rating — 142,980 ratings — published 1906 — 3061 editions
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The Call of the Wild/White ...

4.11 avg rating — 72,712 ratings — published 1903 — 78 editions
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Martin Eden

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4.43 avg rating — 22,758 ratings — published 1909 — 1099 editions
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The Sea Wolf

4.04 avg rating — 23,694 ratings — published 1904 — 1951 editions
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The Call of the Wild, White...

3.99 avg rating — 19,599 ratings — published 1906 — 23 editions
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To Build a Fire

3.94 avg rating — 16,016 ratings — published 1902 — 122 editions
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The Iron Heel

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3.76 avg rating — 7,772 ratings — published 1908 — 872 editions
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4.06 avg rating — 4,329 ratings — published 1908 — 46 editions
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The Star Rover

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4.26 avg rating — 4,918 ratings — published 1914 — 433 editions
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“You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.”
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“I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.”
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“I'd rather sing one wild song and burst my heart with it, than live a thousand years watching my digestion and being afraid of the wet.”
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