Tag Archives: Jack London

White Fang

White Fang© 1906 Jack Londonpp. 1- 101, Tales of the North. “An’ right here I want to remark,’ Bill went on, ‘that that animal’s familiarity with camp-fires is suspicious an’ immoral.’‘It knows for certain more’n a self-respectin’ wolf ought to … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Desolation Laughing

Dark spruce forest frowned on either side the frozen waterway. The trees had been stripped by a recent wind of their white covering of frost, and they seemed to lean toward each other, black and ominous, in the fading light. … Continue reading

Posted in quotations, Reviews | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Martin Eden

Martin Eden© 1908 Jack London381 pages For its first two thirds, Martin Eden is a uplifting tale of art and romance about a man of humble means who hauls himself up to a better station in life in pursuit of a … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

The Sea-Wolf

The Sea-Wolf© 1906 Jack LondonReprinted in Tales of the North, © 1979.pp. 183-330 Humphrey van Weyden never imagined that a simple ferry ride across the San Francisco Bay would take him so far. Following a collision at sea, he is rescued … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

The Iron Heel

The Iron Heel© 1907 Jack London354 pages (Mysteriously, my public library’s 1907 copy of this book has survived a century of use, although its tattered pages testify that the years have been harsh on it. If it ever had a … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment