The Call of the Wild

The Call of the Wild

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The Call of the Wild is a novel by American writer Jack London. 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.

Published in 1903, The Call of the Wild is one of London's most-read books, and it is generally considered one of his best. Because the… (more)

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Fri, 01 Jan 2010 20:13:36 +0100

Very good book. Thoroughly holds your interest.

Wed, 23 Dec 2009 04:01:54 +0100

In THE CALL OF THE WILD by JACK LONDON, a family dog from California named Buck is abducted and sold as a sled dog to feed the voracious appetite for such animals created by the gold rush in Alaska. From his sunny days of quiet contentment, Buck is hurled into a dog-eat-dog world (literally) where he struggles to survive. In the process a more ancient and feral dog is awakened within him.

I recently finished reading this book to my boys and ... wow ... not a good choice for bed time reading.

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Book Details  

Language: English

Published in: 1903

Word count: 31,750 words (≈ about 2 hours)

Source: Wikisource

Copyright: Public Domain

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