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The Call of the Wild

Novel by American writer Jack London

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A Quick Tip by rockinrw6

  • Jul 6, 2010
It was alright. I just didn't like it all that much.
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review by . July 10, 2010
Where so many books about dogs end up with the dog dead and its master merely changed by the experience, The Call of the Wild reverses the trend and thus reveals a much deeper impact of human nature.  Buck’s journey is reminiscent of The Heart of Darkness when the dog is stolen from his civilized and domesticated life to be bought, sold, and traded farther and farther north into the Canadian wilderness.  He is treated differently by the different men holding his leash.  His …
Quick Tip by . July 13, 2010
This book is a great read for both children and adults by the masterful author, Jack London.
Quick Tip by . July 05, 2010
Very few writers were as good as Jack London iin describing the outdoors and the people who lived their life in the turn of the century Alaska
Quick Tip by . July 03, 2010
a great book for older kids, very moving
Quick Tip by . June 30, 2010
This book is classic. Told from the viewpoint of the dog, it seems that we are the ones that can be the animals. This book is not for the faint of heart. It is violent as nature sometimes is. A must read for everyone.
Quick Tip by . June 29, 2010
A classic and must read
Quick Tip by . June 28, 2010
Excellent adventure story! Not just for boys either.
Quick Tip by . June 24, 2010
Could never get into this book despite trying many times.
Quick Tip by . June 23, 2010
Loved this book... Read it in Elementary school
Quick Tip by . June 23, 2010
A good adventure story against a savage and beautiful backdrop. Good for all ages but especially teen and pre-teen boys.
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The plot concerns a previously domesticated and even somewhat pampered dog named Buck, whose primordial instincts return after a series of events finds him serving as a sled dog in the treacherous, frigid Yukon during the days of the 19th century Klondike Gold Rushes.

Was adapted several times for film.

Followed by White Fang.
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Author: Jack London
Genre: Adventure
Publisher: Macmillan
Date Published: 1903
Format: Hardcover
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1984 (British first edition)



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