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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 May 1906)
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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
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
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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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.
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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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
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.
Ahmad Sharabiani
White Fang, Jack London
عنوان: سپید دندان؛ نویسنده: جک لندن؛ مترجم: محمد قاصی؛ تهران، بنگاه مطبوعاتی صفیعلیشاه، 1332، در 221 ص؛ چاپ دوم: تهران، نیل، 1335، در 223 ص؛ چاپ دیگر: سازمامان کتابهای جیبی، 1340؛ در 207 ص؛ چاپ پنجم 1343؛ چاپ نهم: فرانکلین، 1354، در 258 ص؛ چاپ دیگر: هدایت، 1369، در 275 ص،

عنوان: سپید دندان؛ نویسنده: جک لندن؛ مترجم: شاپور رزم آزما؛ تهران، آرمان، ؟، در 256 ص؛

عنوان: سپید دندان؛ نویسنده: جک لندن؛ مترجم: محمد شاطرلو؛ تهران، دادجو، 1364، در 206 ص؛ چاپ دیگر: 1388، در 159 ص، شاب
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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
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
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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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
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
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwssssssssssssssssssssooooooooooooooooommmmmmmmmeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
A.K.
Jun 04, 2013 rated it liked it
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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Sophia El Kerdini
Ce livre relate l'histoire d'une bête aux trois quarts loup et au quart chien qui se réveille aux premiers instincts de sa vie sauvage et dont on suit avec intérêt la pensée et le raisonnement animal.
Croc-blanc, tel qu'il sera par la suite nommé par les premiers hommes qui tentent de l'apprivoiser, n'est pas un loup ordinaire. Il explore l'inconnu avec soif, observe avec curiosité le comportement humain et mène un apprentissage solitaire. Mais la vie pour cette fabuleuse bête n'est pas douce, c
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Neha
Jul 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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 Rînceanu
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
Mar 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
Sud666
Jan 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What can I say? Jack London has written one of my favorite animal themed novels. While, perhaps, not as famous as his "Call of the Wild" novel, this one is by far my personal favorite.

White Fang is the tale of a wolf dog. To be fair, White Fang is only one quarter dog-the rest is all wolf. The tale begins with the story of how White Fang's mother met her mate, chose her den and eventually gave birth to the cub who would become White Fang. The rest of the novel follows White Fang through his form
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Kahveci
Feb 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: novel-story, kindle
Beyaz Diş, belgesellerde izlediğimize benzer şekilde zor şartlarda hayatta kalmayı başarmış, fedakar bir annenin yavrusu. Zaman içerisinde farklı sahipleri oluyor, kendisine iyi davrananı da oluyor kötü davranan da. Yapacaklarını hep vicdani bir süzgeçten geçirdikten sonra yapıyor; ancak her şeyin en iyi gittiği zamanlarda bile başından sıkıntı bir türlü eksik olmuyor. Birçoğumuz için geçerli bir durum aslında.
Kit
Apr 13, 2009 rated it did not like it
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Neo
یادمه ده سالم بود که داداش م رفته بود این کتاب رو خریده بود که بخونه.. هاکل بریفین هم خریده بود باهاش.. همیشه میذاشت ش تو قفسه کتاب هاش و بهش پز میداد.. من اما دورا دور فقط به جلد کتاب نگاه می کردم.. یه جلد دون دون برجسته با کلماتی درشت که روش نوشتن : "سپید دندان ".البته دروغ چرا. هیچ موقع یادم نمیاد کتاب رو تو دست های داداش م دیده باشم که بخونتش.. شاید فقط از اسم پر آب و تاب کتاب خوشش اومده بود. سالها گذشت.. برادر م از خونه رفت و ازدواج کرد. اما یادش رفت سپید دندان شو با خودش ببره. اون حالا ارث ...more
Serhat Kacan
O kadar harikaydı, kesinlikle okumalısınız.

Ben içinde fazla diyalog olmayan kitaplardan hoşlanmam. Kitabın öyle aman aman diyalogları bence yoktu fakat ben bu kitaba bayıldım.
Beyaz Diş'in deneyimlerinden ve efendilerinden bahseden bu kitapta ders çıkarılacak birçok konu var.

Her efendisinde farklı şeyler deneyimleyen kurt kırması, bazen nefretle doldu bazen ise sevgiyle. Değişimleri okurken şaşıracak, daha çok kitabın içine gireceksiniz.

Satırlarının altını çizdiğim bir kitaptı. Bence bu yılın fa
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K.M. Weiland
Jan 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Starts a little slow, since it takes us a quarter of the book to get to our eponymous hero, but after that it proves yet another ode to London’s ability to get convincingly into an animal’s head. Even more impressive is the slow burn of suspense as we know White Fang’s fate careens toward cruelty and worse—and eventually salvation.
Luís Miguel
Sep 12, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nesta espécie de prequela a “Apelo da Floresta” o protagonista canino faz o caminho inverso do seu familiar, isto é, Presa Branca parte do meio selvagem para a civilização e companhia dos homens. Por ventura, uma das mais famosas personagens de Jack London, o lobo guerreiro de inteligência excepcional e moldado pela dureza que conheceu às mãos dos seus donos, mais até que na floresta.

London é igual a si próprio – pungente e tudo menos subtil, no entanto, as suas limitações técnicas são patentes
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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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