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The Resource Call of the wild & White Fang, Jack London; Series edited by Keith Carabine; Introduction and notes by Lionel Kelly

Call of the wild & White Fang, Jack London; Series edited by Keith Carabine; Introduction and notes by Lionel Kelly

Label
Call of the wild & White Fang
Title
Call of the wild & White Fang
Statement of responsibility
Jack London; Series edited by Keith Carabine; Introduction and notes by Lionel Kelly
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Presents the story of Buck, the cross-bred offspring of a St Bernard and a Scottish Collie. Stolen from his pampered life on a Californian estate and shipped to the Klondike to work as a sledge dog, he triumphs over his circumstances and becomes the leader of a wolf pack.
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UK-WkNB
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1876-1916
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London, Jack
Dewey number
AF
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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  • Kelly, Lionel
  • Carabine, Keith
Series statement
Wordsworth classics
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The Call of the Wild (1903) and White Fang (1906) are world famous animal stories. Set in Alaska during the Klondike Gold Rush of the late 1890s, The Call of the Wild is about Buck, the magnificent cross-bred offspring of a St Bernard and a Scottish Collie. Stolen from his pampered life on a Californian estate and shipped to the Klondike to work as a sledge dog, he triumphs over his circumstances and becomes the leader of a wolf pack. The story records the 'decivilisation' of Buck as he answers 'the call of the wild', an inherent memory of primeval origins to which he instinctively responds. In contrast, White Fang relates the tale of a wolf born and bred in the wild which is civilised by the master he comes to trust and love. The brutal world of the Klondike miners and their dogs is brilliantly evoked and Jack London's rendering of the sentient life of Buck and White Fang as they confront their destiny is enthralling and convincing. The deeper resonance of these stories derives from the author's use of the myth of the hero who survives by strength and courage, a powerful myth that still appeals to our collective unconscious
Target audience
general
Label
Call of the wild & White Fang, Jack London; Series edited by Keith Carabine; Introduction and notes by Lionel Kelly
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Publication
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Paperback. B-format paperback
Control code
9781853260261
Dimensions
20x13x1 cm.
Extent
256 p.
Isbn
9781853260261
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Call of the wild & White Fang, Jack London; Series edited by Keith Carabine; Introduction and notes by Lionel Kelly
Publication
Note
Paperback. B-format paperback
Control code
9781853260261
Dimensions
20x13x1 cm.
Extent
256 p.
Isbn
9781853260261
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print

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