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HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. 'Fear urged him to go back, but growth drove him on...' Set in the frozen forests of the Yukon Territory, Canada, during the Klondike Gold Rush of the 1890s, 'White Fang' tells the story of a young wolf-dog's journey from the wild into human territory. As White Fang learns that civilisation is every bit as vicious and violent as nature - and that survival is only awarded to the fittest - we too see how instinct, sensation and emotion drive every one of us. Published in 1906 to wide and instant acclaim, this is a remarkable and moving look at the timeless relationship between man and dog.
"The most consistent of all series in terms of language control, length, and quality of story." David R. Hill, Director of the Edinburgh Project on Extensive Reading.
Adventure! Drama! Danger! Loyalty! Stolen from a life of luxury and taken to work in the frozen north as a sledge dog, Buck faces a harsh fight for survival. But as his primal instincts reawaken, how long can he resist the call of the wild? Oxford Children's Classics present not only the original and unabridged story of The Call of the Wild but also help you to discover a whole world of new adventures with an amazing assortment of recommendations and activities.
Dominoes is a full-colour, interactive readers series that offers students a fun reading experience while building their language skills. With integrated activities, and exciting, fully dramatized audio for every story, the new edition of the series makes reading motivating for students while making it easy for you to develop their reading and language skills. Listen along with downloadable MP3 audio.
Jack London (1876-1916) remains one of the most widely read American writers, known for his naturalist fiction, socialist novels and essays, journalism, and the many adventures that he shared with the world. London was also an accomplished photographer, producing nearly twelve thousand photographs during his lifetime. "Jack London, Photographer," the first book devoted to London's photography, reveals a vital dimension of his artistry, barely known until now. London's subjects included such peoples as the ragged homeless of London's East End and the freezing refugees of the Russo-Japanese War, the latter photographed on assignment for the Hearst Syndicate. For "Collier's" magazine, London wrote his eyewitness account of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire and returned two weeks later with his camera to document a city in ruins but slowly recovering. During his voyage aboard the Snark, London produced humane images of the South Seas islanders that contrasted dramatically with the period's stereotypical portraits of indigenous peoples. In 1914 he documented the U.S. invasion of Veracruz during the Mexican Revolution. Although some of his images were used in newspaper and magazine stories and in his books "The People of the Abyss" and "The Cruise of the Snark," the majority have remained unpublished until now. The volume's more than two hundred photographs were printed from the original negatives in the California State Parks collection and from the original photographs in albums at the Huntington Library. They are reproduced here as duotones from silver gelatin prints. The general and chapter introductions place London's photographs in the context of his writings and his times. London lived during the first true mass-media era, when the use of photographic images ushered in a new way of covering the news. With his discerning eye, London recorded historical moments through the faces and bodies of the people who lived them, creating memorable portraits of individuals whose cultural differences pale beside their common humanity.
ENDURING LITERATURE ILLUMINATED
BY PRACTICAL SCHOLARSHIP
The thrilling adventure story set in the Yukon frontier, where a dog experiences both the cruelty of man and the freedom of the wild.
EACH ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES:
- A concise introduction that gives readers important background information
- Detailed explanatory notes
- Critical analysis, including contemporary and modern perspectives on the work
Enriched Classics offer readers affordable editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and insightful commentary. The scholarship provided in Enriched Classics enables readers to appreciate, understand, and enjoy the world's finest books to their full potential.
HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. 'Deep in the forest a call was sounding, and . . . he felt compelled to turn his back upon the fire, and to plunge into the forest.' Half St. Bernard, half sheepdog, Buck is stolen away from his comfortable life as a pet in California and sold to dog traders. He soon finds himself aboard a ship, on its way to Northern Canada. Surrounded by cruelty, Buck's natural instincts and behaviour begin to emerge as he works as a mail carrying sled dog, scavenging for food, protecting himself against other dogs and sleeping out in the cold snow. Sold to a group of American gold hunters who are inexperienced living in the wilderness, the dogs are treated badly and as misfortune besets them, Buck is saved by John Thornton. Indebted to his new master, Buck remains by Thornton's side, saving him from drowning and protecting him with fierce loyalty throughout their time together. However, Buck can not deny the strong lure of the wilderness around him. Exciting and action-packed, Call of the Wild explores the timeless relationship between man and dog, and the inevitable draw of primitive instincts that pull Buck away from civilization and humanity towards the lawless and harsh wilderness.
Of all Jack London's fictions none have been as popular as his dog
stories. In addition to The Call of the Wild, the epic tale of a
Californian dog's adventures during the Klondike gold rush, this
edition includes White Fang, and five famous short stories -
Batard', Moon-Face', Brown Wolf', That Spot', and To Build a Fire'.
Blast off into the unknown with this collection of ten classical works of science fiction and fantasy. Long before we ventured into outer space or explored the most remote regions of the planet, writers have spun stories of what might lie in those unknown worlds, or what awaits humanity in the future. Classic Tales of Science Fiction & Fantasy is a collection of ten novels and short stories that blazed the trail for the popular genre. Works by acclaimed authors such as Jules Verne, H. G. Wells, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Jack London, and H. P. Lovecraft will transport the reader to distant places and times-and set the imagination ablaze!
Jack London's classic story explores the timeless relationship between man and dog, retold for younger readersBuck is a much-loved dog who is kidnapped and transported to the snowy wastes of northwest Canada to work for gold hunters. He becomes more and more a dog of the wild, until he faces a pack of wolves. Exciting and action-packed, "Call of the Wild" follows the inevitable draw of primitive instincts that pull Buck away from civilization and humanity towards the lawless and harsh wilderness. This retelling has been shortened and illustrated for younger readers.
Dominoes is a full-colour, interactive readers series that offers students a fun reading experience while building their language skills. With integrated activities and on-page glossaries the new edition of the series makes reading motivating for learners. Each reader is carefully graded to ensure each student reads from the right level from the very beginning.
This is one in a series of books that offers a quick way into a range of exciting stories. Fast-moving and accessible, each story is a shortened version of the classic novel which loses none of the strength and flavour of the original.
Teachers have found The Call of the Wild--from the very earliest days of its publication in 1903--to be a novella rich in instructional possibilities in history, geography, and ethics as well as literature. In this resource book for teachers, Daniel Dyer provides an array of activities--traditional and nontraditional--to accommodate a wide range of students, teachers, schools and communities.
Dyer's instructional ideas will stimulate exploration of such subjects as California and Klondike history and geography; tranportation by rail, ferry, steamship, and dog teams; techniques of gold mining; breeds of dogs; and subarctic flora and fauna--as well as the novel's great literary themes.
With an Introduction and Notes by Lionel Kelly, University of Reading. 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.
From Alaska to the Yukon, from the Klondike to the Arctic tundra, Jack London knew the outlaws and the wolves, the prospectors and the grizzlies. In these collected stories of man against the wilderness London lays claim to the title of greatest outdoor adventure writer of all time. Reprint.
A classic novel of adventure, drawn from London's own experiences as a Klondike adventurer, relating the story of an heroic dog, who, caught in the brutal life of the Alaska Gold Rush, ultimately faces a choice between living in man's world and returning to nature. Note.
Part of a series of retold versions of popular classic and contemporary titles and specially written stories.
WHITE FANG is the story of a half-dog, half wolf, the greatest fighter of them all. From cub to sled dog to fighting dog, White Fang's journey is long and hard - yet deep down he has memories of love and affection and slowly, after forming a bond with his owner, they start to resurface. Widely regarded as a modern masterpiece, WHITE FANG was first published in 1906. The story takes place in Yukon Territory, Canada, during the Klondike Gold Rush at the end of the 19th-century, and details the wild wolf-dog's journey, exploring White Fang's world and showing how kind - and brutal - humans can be.
Published in 1913, this harrowing, autobiographical 'A to Z' of
drinking shattered London's reputation as a clean-living adventurer
and massively successful author of such books as White Fang and The
Call of the Wild.
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