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Jack London, probablemente nacido como John Griffith Chaney (12 de enero de 1876-22 de noviembre de 1916), fue un escritor estadounidense, autor de Colmillo Blanco, The Call of the Wild (traducida en espanol como La llamada de lo salvaje, La llamada de la naturaleza o La llamada de la selva), y otros cincuenta libros.
Paperback, 144 pages
Published July 12th 2016 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (first published 1905)
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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)
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Henry Avila
Feb 06, 2014 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
Lyn
Mar 16, 2014 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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Debra
Jan 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think I am one of the few who did not have this book as required reading in school.

White Fang chronicles the harsh realities of life. When this book begins, two men and trying to bring back the body of a third using their dog sled team. There has been a lack of food and night by night one of their dogs go missing. Finally, they see the culprit - a she wolf who is luring their dogs away. Food is scarce, and she is part of a wolf pack trying to survive. Soon the men are being hunted by the wolve
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Ahmad Sharabiani
White Fang, Jack London
White Fang is a novel by American author Jack London (1876–1916) — and the name of the book's eponymous character, a wild wolfdog. First serialized in Outing magazine, it was published in 1906. The story takes place in Yukon Territory and the Northwest Territories, Canada, during the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush and details White Fang's journey to domestication. It is a companion novel (and a thematic mirror) to London's best-known work, The Call of the Wild, which is about a
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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
Trish
Jan 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My second book by Jack London. As a kid, I watched Disney's movie with Ethan Hawke and loved every second of it. The majesty of the nature scenes, the thrilling albeit tragic life of the wolf (the German title of the story is "Wolf's Blood").
Since I keep working my way through a wide range of classics, Jack London was not to be missed and his books were really perfect for winter (incidentally, the weather got really icy every time I picked one of them up).

We follow a she-wolf as she chooses a m
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Fabian {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
Loretta
Although I did enjoy White Fang, I did not enjoy it as much as The Call of the Wild. Glad I finally read it though!
Chrissie
I just finished this and the ending is very, very cute. It bowls you over to such an extent that it feels necessary to calm down and think clearly. I love the ending because it is sweet and definitely overdone and exaggerated and sentimental. You see, because the ending is so sweet and because the earlier sections have been so heartrending, you do not want to think logically. It is nice to just let your heart overflow with happiness. There is even a touch of humor thrown in at the end.

I don't kn
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Mike (the Paladin)
Oct 31, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
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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Paul Falk
When I was in high school, this book was required reading. It was one of the first books that I could not put down - a timeless classic.
Wanda
***Wanda’s Summer Carnival of Children’s Literature***

Well, Jack London got to have his cake and eat it too, didn’t he? White Fang is like the mirror image of The Call of the Wild. While The Call of the Wild was about a domestic dog going wild, White Fang is the tale of a (predominately) wolf becoming domesticated.

It’s a very sentimental story, structured to get us to identify with the animal. The structure sets us up to view Gray Beaver as fair but unloving, to see Beauty Smith as hateful, and
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Aqsa (On Hiatus)
Apr 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
I'm way more than content with the ending. I believe I love this book even more than "The Call of the Wild". They're both quite opposite really and all too different too. This book is about White Fang-the wolf dog who only knew the wild until he ventured upon an Indian Camp. We see him grow and accept the various laws of nature and laws of men he learns. We see true wildness and we see it softened only by love. I hoped it won't end like his other book and was glad to have the end that I kinda ho ...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
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
Jade
Apr 11, 2009 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.
Jayanth
Loved it! There was so much intense action and emotion in this book that reading it was exhilarating for the most part of it. The story is constructed very well, the simple and slick writing doing its part in making the book a joy to read. The initial build-up to the actual story, the story of White Fang, a wolf-dog, was amazing. I felt immersed in the world the author so wonderfully created.

This story mixes in a lot of dialogue and arguments that we generally come across when there is a discus
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*❆ Kαɾҽɳ ❆*
I truly enjoyed this classic, we get to see the how a wolf lives, and perhaps what they say and do and act

London's writing is very different and unique, i loved how I could view the emotions pouring out of the page

We journey with White Fang from the very start, from his birth, his puppyhood, the cruelty he faced and the encounters with humans and dogs too
We even get a history of how his parents met and what they were like

With White Fang we do on a self discovery adventure, and it was a deligh
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David
Aug 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Indian traders, California judges, dog-lovers, three-wolf moons
I never read White Fang as a kid, but I would have liked it. While Jack London wasn't writing primarily for children, it's very much a Boy's Adventure sort of novel, especially nowadays, when Alaska is no longer quite the unimaginable alien wilderness it was in London's day, and wolves are mostly consigned to lurking at the borders of civilization, and regarded more with pity (when not being exterminated) than fear. So the story of this half-dog, half-wolf who started out as an Indian sled dog a ...more
Mohsin Maqbool
Feb 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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A Penguin cover of "White Fang".

Jack London knows how brutal the weather and environment can be. He has lived in the Yukon (Canada) which has one of the harshest climates in the world. At times the cold can be unbearable even for those living here.
After finishing school at 14, Mr. London left for the Yukon where he caught fishes and seals to make a living. Later, on returning to Oakland, California he joined college but dropped out after six months. He then took to writing. He wrote articles and
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Lindsay
Feb 07, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: librivox, audiobooks
Excellent! I liked it more the further into it I got!
Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance
White Fang is the story of a wolf from the northland as he endures terrible master after terrible master until he finally finds a master who treats him with love and kindness. It’s a story about a wolf, but it is also the story of how caring or lack of caring shapes others. It’s a story of a wolf, but it’s also the story of how it can never be too late for caring to change things. I read this book, rapt to the last page.
Neha bookish_desi
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
Ana
original read: 1999

The first time I read this book I was ten and it took me all of summer vacation to finish the book. Now it only took two days and it was the nostalgia that helped me finish the book. Adventure books have lost some of their appeal to me as an adult, but I can still appreciate the captivating, descriptive writing. Some parts of this haven't aged well, I can't say that the inspiration that Nietzsche provided for writer is boring, but the absolute strength and quiet dignity of Whi
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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
Amber
May 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: librarybooks
This was a pretty good read about a fierce Wolf dog named White Fang who tries to survive in the Alaskan wilderness and whose spirit cannot be broken. Check this book out at your local library and wherever books are sold.
Irene
Jan 21, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics, 2018
2.5 stars actually. At first I was going to rate it only 2 stars because I didn't find the story interesting at all and the author rambled way too much to say the most simple of things. Almost everything he said about White Fang and his instincts and experiences could have been said in one or two sentences, instead of writing a whole chapter about how he finally left the cave behind and his (or its) feelings about it. Nevertheless, things changed halfway through the third part and the story real ...more
A.K.
Jun 04, 2013 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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Muamer
Nov 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016, favorites
I was like ten when I read this book for the first time, for me it was just a book about a dog, nothing special to be honest. Now, 15 years later, I have decided to read it again, I have promised myself to read all books I have read during my childhood.

I found this book in children's department at my local library, lady working there just kept looking at me, as if I did something totally abnormal. I believe there are some books which must be read at least twice, once in childhood and once in adu
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Elise (TheBookishActress)
White Fang is the story of a wolf. But not just any wolf– White Fang is a developed character all on his own. He even goes through his very own character arc.

Jack London's setting description is emotive and gorgeous. I read his writing in a time where for some inexplicable reason, I was in love with Alaska's wilderness. The setting depiction here is both beautiful and brutal.

It's also amazing to see London's developed, complex side characters. From villains who get their comeuppance, like Beau
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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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