2) White Fang
3) Smoke Bellew
Although best known for his novel Call of the Wild, Jack London was a talented and prolific writer whose fiction spanned multiple genres. For its time, London's work also displayed a rare degree of experimentation with narrative form. Although Smoke Bellew is a traditional novel on many levels, it also plays with structure in interesting ways. Some literary experts point out that Smoke Bellew may more accurately be described...
Take a voyage through the Pacific in this series of tales from Jack London, one of the foremost chroniclers of the American West. Set in a variety of locales in, around, and off the coast of San Francisco, the short stories and sketches collected in this volume are sure to please fans of fast-paced outdoor adventures, California culture, and travel writing.
Though novelist Jack London is best known for the paean to natural wonder that is The Call of the Wild, he had an activist side, as well. In Adventure, London describes and skewers the plantation system of The Solomon Islands in a devastating take-down that is equal parts adventure tale and social justice tract.
Love Jack London's classic adventure novel The Call of the Wild? Curl up with this collection of short stories in the same vein. The tales in The Son of the Wolf, most of which are set in the Klondike region of the Yukon, highlight London at his very best.
7) Martin Eden
Jack London's Martin Eden was first published in 1909 and is the story of a young writer's quest for celebrity and love. Much loved by writers who identify with Martin's belief that when he posted a manuscript, 'there was no human editor at the other end, but a mere cunning arrangement of cogs that changed the manuscript from one envelope to another and stuck on the stamps,' that automatically returned it slapped with a rejection slip.
American journalist and action-adventure writer Jack London had a life-long fascination with the indigenous tribes of the Pacific Northwest, and he brings his extensive research and first-hand experience in the region to bear in the fiction he wrote about these communities.
The Iron Heel is a dystopian novel by American writer Jack London, first published in 1908. Anthony Meredith, a scholar in about the year 2600 AD (or 419 B.O.M. - the Brotherhood of Man), annotates the "Everhard Manuscript", an account that chronicles the years from 1912 to 1932 when the great "Iron Heel" oligarchy rose to power in the United States.
10) The Game
Best known as the author of works such as White Fang and Call of the Wild, Jack London was a prolific author, journalist, and chronicler of the great outdoors. The novel The Game centers around another of London's passions: the intoxicating brutality and daring athleticism of the sport of boxing.
Writer Jack London lived a life that paralleled the amazing exploits of the action-adventure heroes in his novels. The Cruise of the Snark is an engaging travelogue that details a South Pacific sea voyage that London took in 1907 in a vessel known as the Snark.
12) Before Adam
In Jack London's 1910 story Before Adam a young boy dreams that he is living the life of an early hominid, giving human evolution an early and entertaining portrayal. The hominid he dreams through is one of the Cave People and the story tells us also of the Fire People, the Tree People, the hominid's love interest and a sabre-cat.
13) The Sea Wolf
Jack London's novel The Sea Wolf became an instant bestseller on its release in 1904. Ambrose Bierce wrote "The great thing - and it is among the greatest of things - is that tremendous creation, Wolf Larsen... the hewing out and setting up of such a figure is black for a man to do in one lifetime." The Sea Wolf tells the story of intellectual Humphrey van Weyden's toughening and growth in the face of brutality and hardship. Set adrift...
Though most of Jack London's novels and short stories fall firmly into the action-adventure category, the prolific author occasionally ventured into other genres, as well. Although The Red One, like many of London's tales, is set among an indigenous tribe, the story—which details the discovery of a strange object of worship which seems to have originated in another world—contains some fascinating themes that will please fans...
The beloved author of such works as The Call of the Wild, White Fang, and The Sea Wolf turns his keen eye to social realism in The People of the Abyss. In this fascinating volume, Jack London recounts his first-hand experiences living in the slums of the city that bears his name. Read the non-fiction account that brought world-wide attention to the appalling conditions facing England's working poor in the early twentieth century....
16) John Barleycorn
Although Jack London is best remembered as a fiction writer who chronicled the power of nature and the American West, he also dabbled in psychological drama over the course of his career. John Barleycorn is an engrossing novel based heavily on London's personal struggles with alcoholism.
17) Burning Daylight
No other writer before or since has been able to capture the awe-inspiring ferocity of the Western American landscape like Jack London. This fictionalized account of the Yukon gold rush offers painstakingly researched historical insights and plenty of fast-paced action.
18) South Sea Tales
Set sail for nautical adventure with Jack London, the author of the action/adventure classic Call of the Wild. These stories are set on islands, ships, and the open sea, and all offer the vivid descriptions and bracing action for which London was best known. A must-read for fans of ripping sea yarns.
Most people think of The Call of the Wild or White Fang when Jack London's name comes up—and rightfully so, for these are his two most famous works, and both are classics. It's an interesting but far less well known fact that London also wrote a substantial body of science fiction and fantasy (before the term "science fiction" had even been coined!) including The Scarlet Plague, The Iron Heel, and The Star Rover, and...
It is the year 2072, sixty years on from the scarlet plague that decimated the earth's population. As one of the few who knew life before the plague, James Howard Smith tries to impart what he knows to his grandsons while he still can. Jack London's visionary post-apocalyptic novel The Scarlet Plague was written in 1912.