Jack London


Born
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, and social activist. He was also an innovator in the genre that would later become known as science fiction.

His most famous works include The Call of the Wild and White Fang, both set in the Klondike Gold Rush, as well as the short stories "To Build a Fire", "An Odyssey of the North", and "Love of Life". He also wrote about the South Pacific in stories such as "The Pearls of Parlay", and "The Heathen".

London was part of the radical literary group "The Crowd" in San Francisco and a passionate advocate of unionization, workers' rights, socialism, and eugenics. He wrote several works dealing with these topics, such as his dystopian novel The Iron Heel, his non-fiction exposé The People of the A
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The Call of the Wild

3.88 avg rating — 359,986 ratings — published 1903 — 47 editions
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White Fang

3.99 avg rating — 162,084 ratings — published 1906 — 4875 editions
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The Sea Wolf

4.05 avg rating — 25,667 ratings — published 1904 — 3699 editions
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The Call of the Wild, White...

4.02 avg rating — 21,177 ratings — published 1906 — 27 editions
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To Build a Fire

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The Iron Heel

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4.06 avg rating — 4,510 ratings — published 1908 — 48 editions
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The Star Rover

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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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