White FangPaperback Dover Thrift Editions
- Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
- Format: Paperback | 160 pages
- Dimensions: 130mm x 206mm x 13mm | 159g
- Publication date: 1 February 2000
- Publication City/Country: New York
- ISBN 10: 048626968X
- ISBN 13: 9780486269689
- Edition: Unabridged
- Edition statement: Unabridged
- Sales rank: 63,893
Another outstanding title in the acclaimed series described as "a CD-ROM between covers." White Fang was written as the companion book to Jack London's classic 1903 runaway bestseller "The Call of the Wild." Seen through the eyes of White Fang--who is half dog, half wolf--the story follows the creature as he is forced to endure a series of harsh environments that turn him from his youthful innocence to mad-dog cruelty. That is, until a young man comes along and offers kindness and friendship. But friendship is something that White Fang doesn't understand...yet. "White Fang" is more than great storytelling. It is a careful study of the effects of our environments in forming who we are. With fascinating details of the Klondike gold rush and North American Indian life, it is also a remarkable snapshot of its time. With striking illustrations and extended captions unique to the "Whole Story" series, this striking edition provides background information modern readers could otherwise access only through a broad range of supplemental research. This distinctive approach places White Fang--first published in 1906--within the context of its era, bringing it vividly to life.
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Novelist, journalist, and social activist Jack London (1876-1916) rose from abject poverty to international fame. The bestselling, highest-paid, and most popular author of his era, London created a substantial body of work in his short life, drawing upon his experiences as a cannery worker, sailor, railroad hobo, and prospector.
Back cover copy
When "White Fang" was first published in 1906, Jack London was well on his way to becoming one of the most famous, popular, and highly paid writers in the world. "White Fang" stands out as one of his finest achievements, a spellbinding novel of life in the northern wilds. In gripping detail, London bares the savage realities of the battle for survival among all species in a harsh, unyielding environment. White Fang is part wolf, part dog, a ferocious and magnificent creature through whose experiences we see and feel essential rhythms and patterns of life in the animal kingdom and among mankind as well. It is, above all, a novel that keenly observes the extraordinary working of one of nature's greatest gifts to its creatures: the power to adapt. Focusing on this wondrous process, London created in "White Fang" a classic adventure story as fresh and appealing for today's audiences as for those who made him among the bestselling novelists of his day.