Jack London Book Review

Jack London
This paper discusses the life of Jack London and the theme of the cruelty of nature in two of his writings "To Build a Fire" and "White Fang".
# 69182 | 1,440 words | 4 sources | APA | 2006 | US
Published on Oct 07, 2006 in Literature (American) , English (Analysis)

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This paper explains that American author Jack London, who wrote novels and short stories at around the turn of the twentieth century, influenced many of the great authors throughout the twentieth
century. The author points out that Jack London, who was self-educated even learning to read and write on his own, had many life experiences such as being a sailor, working under the hard conditions of mills and factories, spending time as a hobo and joining the Klondike gold rush, which influenced his story writing. The paper reports on the theme of the cruelty of nature in two of London's works "To Build a Fire" and "White Fang" in which man struggles against nature and learns that there are no polite social rules about it but rather it is a cruel world of dog eat dog.

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Cruelty of Nature

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"London's time in the Klondike, however, was quite detrimental to his health. He went back to sailing after this but these experiences in the Klondike formed many of the impressions that were to be later found
in his stories. In his politics, London tended towards socialism. He made a lot of money from his stories and was well known during his lifetime, unlike many authors who have to die to become famous. London died in 1916 and left behind many famous short stories and novels, including famous short stories like "To Build a Fire" which he considered his best work, and novels like "White Fang" and "Call of the Wild" that are still being studied in schools to this day."

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