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The Collected Jack London

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s/t: 36 Stories/4 Complete Novels/A Memoir
London's works have enthralled readers for over a century. The Collected Jack London includes 36 stories, 4 complete novels & a memoir that span the literary life of the writer.
A Note on This Edition
Introduction
The North: To build a fire --
An odyssey of the North --
The white silence --
The son of the wolf --
To the man on trail -
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Hardcover, 1072 pages
Published July 1st 1991 by Barnes & Noble Books (NY)
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Joseph Scanlan
May 30, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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
Dan
Five stars for "Sea Wolf".

Four stars for "White Fang" and "Call of the Wild", but add a fifth star if you really like dogs or wolves or the Yukon. He seems to have learned a lot about all three during his one winter there.

Four stars for "John Barleycorn", but add a fifth (star, that is) if alcohol is important to you. Look here to find London's forthright and disenchanted view on the meaning of life.

Three stars for "Martin Eden"; see my review under that title.

Two or three stars for most of the
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Nicki
Apr 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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
angrykitty
Jan 23, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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.
mj
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Fast 1000 pages.
Christopher
Aug 23, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Boys
Recommended to Christopher by: Gr 8 English "Ripping Good Yarn"
Shelves: favorites
SS To light a Fire still a fav
Aram
Apr 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is one of the writers I grew up with. I'd recommend him to every teen, especially boys! :)
Darin
Sep 16, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Some of the best adventure storytelling i know of.
Robert Davis
Jun 14, 2010 rated it it was amazing
One short story in this omnibus, "To Build a Fire", I found particularly engrossing.
Jarosik18
Feb 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
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.
Leonard Pierce
Dec 16, 2007 rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction
Huge and imminently serviceable collection of London's novels, memoirs and short stories, missing only his dystopian stuff.
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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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