I saw on Writer’s Almanac yesterday that it was on July 25, 1897 that 21-year-old Jack London set off for the Klondike Gold Rush.
“He developed scurvy and severe muscle pain, and he didn’t make any money,” the WA article said. “But he was inspired by the adventurous lifestyle and wrote about it. Five years later, his book ‘Call of the Wild’ made him suddenly famous.”
London, pictured at right, is one of my favorite authors, and I can hardly wait until my children get old enough for me to read his stories to them.
London’s most famous novels include “The Call of the Wild” (1903), “White Fang” (1906), “The Sea-Wolf” (1904), “The Iron Heel” (1908) and “Martin Eden” (1909).
In addition, he wrote 18 other novels, including:
- The Cruise of the Dazzler (1902)
- The Daughter of the Snows (1902)
- The Kempton-Wace Letters (1903)
- The Game (1905)
- Burning Daylight (1910)
- Lost Face (1910)
- Adventure (1911)
- The Scarlet Plague (1912)
- A Son of the Sun (1912)
- The Abysmal Brute (1913)
- The Valley of the Moon (1913)
- The Mutiny of the Elsinore (1914)
- The Star Rover (1915)
- The Little Lady of the Big House (1916)
- Jerry of the Islands (1917)
- Michael, Brother of Jerry (1917)
- Hearts of Three (1920)
- The Assassination Bureau, Ltd. (1963)
In the end, I’d be interested to know if any of you have had the chance to read any of these books. If so, what did you think of them? Which would you recommend?