Lit Crit Guides: Reading and Interpreting the Works of Jack London, 1st Edition

  • Stephanie Buckwalter
  • Published By: Enslow Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 0766084922
  • ISBN-13: 9780766084926
  • DDC: 813.5223
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 160 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released February 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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Jack London’s stories of adventure in the early twentieth century captured the imagination of the American public. As he ventured around the United States and the globe, he documented his adventures through his writing. Through excerpts and critical analysis, readers will examine London’s most famous works (The Call of the Wild, “To Build a Fire”), which are dramatic and compelling stories of man versus nature and versus himself. Other works explore the human condition, particularly the plight of the poor and working class. An examination of the autobiographical nature of many of London’s stories gives the reader a unique insight into the interaction between a writer’s world and his work.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Looking Through a Kaleidoscope.
2: Pieces of Personal History.
3: Pieces of the Northland.
4: First Major Success: The Call of the Wild.
5: Pieces of the World.
6: A Story of Redemption: The Sea-Wolf.
7: Appeasing His Readers: White Fang.
8: Pieces of Adventure on the High Seas: The Cruise of the Snark.
9: Biographical Bits.
10: Environmental Pieces.
11: London’s Legacy.
Chapter Notes.
Literary Terms.
Major Works by Jack London.
Further Reading.