What is Jack London?

  • (noun): United States writer of novels based on experiences in the Klondike gold rush (1876-1916).
    Synonyms: London, John Griffith Chaney

Jack London

John Griffith "Jack" London (born John Griffith Chaney, January 12, 1876 – November 22, 1916) was an American author, journalist, and social activist. He was a pioneer in the then-burgeoning world of commercial magazine fiction and was one of the first fiction writers to obtain worldwide celebrity and a large fortune from his fiction alone. He is best remembered as the author of 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 of the South Pacific in such stories as "The Pearls of Parlay" and "The Heathen", and of the San Francisco Bay area in The Sea Wolf.

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List Of Books About Oakland, California - Biographies and Autobiographies
... Autobiography of the long-serving former mayor revised by Jack Herzberg and reissued 1988 as His Honor, The Buckaroo (Reno Publisher Jack Herzberg). 1990 Jack London and His Daughters, Joan London (Berkeley Heyday Books). 1999 Jack London A Life, Alex Kershaw (New York St ...
Charmian London - Biography
... Jack London met Charmian in March 1900 on a visit to the Eames' about publishing his writings ... Biographer Russ Kingman called Charmian "Jack's soul-mate, always at his side, and a perfect match." Jack died in 1916, bequeathing nearly his entire estate to Charmian, leaving token amounts to his ... Charmian and Jack had no children who survived them ...
The Call Of The Wild: Dog Of The Yukon
... The screenplay by Graham Ludlow is based on the classic Jack London novel The Call of the Wild, published in 1903 ... Much more faithful to Jack London's 1903 classic than the two Hollywood versions." The New York Post claimed Ludlow's adaptation was the "best version yet of ... Jack London describes Buck as a huge, four-year-old half-Saint Bernard and half-Scottish shepherd dog ...
Jack London District, Oakland, California - Today
... The Jack London District encompasses more than 70 blocks and a significant stretch of the Oakland waterfront which had been a prime development project for ... association in the district, The Jack London District Association, attempts to advocate for the interests of the residents and commercial users of the District ... The Jack London District includes Jack London Square, one of Oakland's largest tourist attractions, which is an area of retail and office buildings that reside on the ...
Marshall Latham Bond - Jack London and The Call of The Wild
... This was author Jack London ... The dog was lent to Jack London by the Bonds for the performance of his work ...

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