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White Fang is part dog and part wolf, and the lone survivor of his family. In his lonely world, he soon learns to follow the harsh law of the North--kill or be killed. But nothing in White Fang's life can prepare him for the cruel owner who turns him into a vicious killer. Will White Fang ever know the kindness of a gentle master?
Paperback, 252 pages
Published January 1st 2001 by Scholastic Paperbacks (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
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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Debra
Jan 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
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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Lyn
Mar 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
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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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
Frogy (Ivana)
Ovo je jedna od retkih knjiga za koju je 5* nedovoljno da opiše koliko je priča savršena.
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
Mar 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
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
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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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huzeyfe
Feb 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jack London, Jack London, Jack London. Ne desem az gelecek biliyorum. Jack London neden Jack London olmuş bir kez daha anlamama neden olan bir kitap oldu Beyaz Dış. Daha önce birkaç kere okumaya niyetlenmiştim ama kısmet bu zamanaymış.

Normalde karla kışla pek aram yokktur ama Jack London'ın tasvirleri ile taşı tarağı toplayıp Yükon nehrinin kenarına yerleşme isteği oluştu bende. Bir kere hikayenin örgüsü, ana konuya geçiş mükemmeldi. Ayrıca karaktlerin derinlikleri, onların hissiyatının tamamen
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Paul Falk
Jul 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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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Nikoleta
May 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: classics
Δεν νομίζω να έχω διαβάσει άλλη αφήγηση ποτέ, που να μπαίνει τόσο πολύ στην ψυχοσύνθεση ενός ελεύθερου και άγριου πλάσματος. Εξαιρετικός ο Τζακ Λόντον.
Jemima Pett
May 05, 2013 rated it it was ok
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
Aqsa
Apr 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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
 یِکْ دَرون‌ْگَرآ
تا نیمه پیش رفتم، کسلکننده بود
لابهلای کتاب یکسری حرفهای خوب و جالب داشت اما خیلی صریح بود، من از رمان انتظار متفاوتی دارم
ترجیح میدم «راز بقا»رو با صدای مخوف «داوود نماینده» نگاه کنم. دیگه سمت جکلندن نمیرم

ضمناً ترجمه قاضی هم فوق العاده بود، مثل همیشه


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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
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
Jan 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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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Karen
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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Beatriz
Sep 06, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Leí este libro en mi niñez y hace poco tiempo volví a releerlo, con la grata satisfacción que independiente de la edad del lector, la historia provoca las mismas emociones. Es un libro muy conmovedor, en el cual nuestro canino protagonista vive en carne propia los aspectos más extremos de la naturaleza humana, a través de los diferentes amos que tiene durante su vida. Así, experimenta la degradación más extrema, hasta la redención gracias a su “maestro de amor” al cual responde con una lealtad a ...more
Pınar
Sep 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read2017
9/10
Amaranta
Jun 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“La vita è sempre felice quando può esprimersi.” .
Mi viene da pensare che i libri per ragazzi sono quelli più difficili da scrivere. Perché devi mostrare loro le brutture del mondo ma allo stesso tempo dargli una speranza. Con “Zanna Bianca” London riesce perfettamente nell’intento. Un lupetto amorevole con la sua mamma, felice di affrontare l’ignoto del suo mondo, lottando con la parte “wild” della natura, si ritrova sottomesso al dio uomo, si incattivisce, ha nostalgia della quiete e del sile
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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
Alp Turgut
Aynı "Vahşeti Çağrısı"nda olduğu gibi hayatın zorluklarını ve hayatta kalmanın ne demek olduğunu bir kurdun gözünden anlatan Jack London "White Fang / Beyaz Diş"le hikaye anlatımını ustalık statüsüne çıkararak okuyucuya benzersiz bir sevgi serüvenine ortak ediyor. Okurken her türlü duyguyu yaşadığınız kitapta London, olayları sırasıyla bir grup insanın ardından güçlü bir dişi kurdun ve son olarak Beyaz Diş’in gözünden anlatarak zamanının yenilikçi anlatımlarına ayak uyduruyor. London’ın aynı "Va ...more
Hiba Arrame
Nov 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paper-copies
Pour moi, il n'y a que Jack London qui peut parler des chiens et des loups de cette façon, personne d'autre ne peut nous donner une description aussi belle d'un animal.
Ma première rencontre avec la plume de London était en lisant sa nouvelle "To Build a Fire", qui faisait partie de mon programme à l'université, et je me souviens clairement des événements à cause du style narratif fabuleux de London.

Il s'agit de Croc-Blanc, un chien loup qui fait la rencontre de différents types d'humains, et la
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Mohsin Maqbool
Feb 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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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
Shelves: audiobooks, librivox
Excellent! I liked it more the further into it I got!
Austin
Jan 17, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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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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