The call of the wild (1903) by Jack London - PDF ebook

The call of the wild 

The call of the wild

The story of a dog brutalized by men in the Klondike, whose primeval instincts gradually returned until, after the brutal murder of his master, he joined a pack of wolves

The story opens in 1897 with Buck, a powerful 140-pound St. Bernard–Scotch Collie mix, happily living in California's Santa Clara Valley as the pampered pet of Judge Miller and his family. One night, assistant gardener Manuel, needing money to pay off gambling debts, steals Buck and sells him to a stranger. Buck is shipped to Seattle where he is confined in a crate, starved, and ill-treated. When released, Buck attacks his handler, the "man in the red sweater," who teaches Buck the "law of club and fang," sufficiently cowing him. The man shows some kindness after Buck demonstrates obedience.

The Call of the Wild, Jack London's 1903 Klondike Gold Rush-set adventure, was banned in Yugoslavia and Italy for being "too radical" and was burned by the Nazis because of the author's well-known socialist leanings.

Contents of the book:

  • I. Into the Primitive
  • IL The Law of Club and Fang,
  • III, The Dominant Primordial Beast.
  • IV. Who has won to Mastership.
  • V. The Toil of Trace and Trail.
  • VI. For the Love of a Man.
  • VII. The Sounding of the Call.

Author: Jack London
Illustrator: Philip R.  Goodwin.
Charles Livingston Bull.

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