Jack London's masterpiece tells the gripping tale of a dog named Buck who is wrenched out of his life of ease and luxury to become a sled dog in Alaska. Drawing on his wolf heritage, Buck must fight for survival in an alien environment.
"Excellent performance of a classic adventure story"
A bold-spirited dog named Buck is stripped from his comfortable life on a California estate and thrust into the rugged terrain of the Klondike. There he is made a sled dog and battles to become his team's leader and the devoted servant of John Thornton, a man who shows him kindness amid the savage lawlessness of man and beast.
"A "Great American Boy" Story"
This gripping story follows the adventures of the loyal dog Buck, who is stolen from his comfortable family home and forced into the harsh life of an Alaskan sled dog. Passed from master to master, Buck embarks on an extraordinary journey that ends with his becoming the legendary leader of a wolf pack. Generally considered to be London’s greatest achievement, The Call of the Wild brought Jack London international acclaim when it was published.
Jack London's masterpiece, tells the gripping tale of a dog named Buck who is wrenched out of his life of ease and luxury to become a sled dog in Alaska. Drawing on his wolf heritage, Buck must fight for survival in an alien environment.
"Amazing reading and writing."
"A Heart warming story.."
"Jack London still relevant."
This classic book brings out the true spirit of the Gold Rush days at the turn of the last century. It portrays the brutality, kindness, love, and folly that Jack London experienced first-hand during his time in the far north. It was his first successful book, and catapulted him to literary fame.
Buck is living the good life in the soft South, when he is snatched and transported to the savagery of the Northland, where the Klondike gold rush has brought out rough basic instincts of survival in men - and dogs. He adjusts to the gruelling regime of a sled dog, which almost kills him, but he survives to find a new and fulfilling way of life. The Call of the Wild is not only a classic 'ripping yarn', but also an enduring masterpiece of the inescapable laws of nature.
The Call of the Wild, written in 1903, brought Jack London to the world's attention. It is the story of Buck, part St. Bernard and part Scotch shepherd dog, who shows the strengths of both breeds when he is stolen and sold off as a sled dog in the Yukon during the gold rush. It is a heartfelt story that appeals to both children and adults.
The Call of the Wild by Jack London was perhaps his best selling book. Buck the dog, a St. Bernard Shepherd mix was living a comfortable life in the Santa Clara Valley of California until the demand for dogs of his type in the Klondike encourages the caretaker to steal him and sell him into a life of misery in the far North. his physical strength, and his strength of character allow him to survive the brutal treatment he receives at the hand of man. The longer he is in the North, the closer he comes to his brother Wolf until the call of the wild transforms him into a wild animal, a Wolf.
Commonly considered to be Jack London's tour de force, The Call of the Wild tells the story of Buck, a domesticated dog ripped from a comfortable life when he is stolen from his home on a California ranch. Sold to a pair of men in Canada, Buck is trained as a sled dog in cold wilderness of the Klondike region. However, Buck's ordeal has only begun, as he is forced to learn how to overcome both in the brutal conditions and as the primal social facets as a member of a dog sled pack.
Buck is living the good life in the soft South, when he is snatched and transported to the savagery of the Northland. There, the Klondike gold rush has brought out rough basic instincts of survival in men - and dogs. He adjusts to the gruelling regime of a sled dog, which almost kills him, but he survives to find a new and fulfilling way of life. The Call of the Wild is not only a classic tale, but also an enduring masterpiece of the inescapable laws of nature. Now in unabridged form in a new reading by William Roberts
El mundo a traves de los ojos de un perro. La primera novela de Jack London, El llamado de la selva es una de esas obras unicas, en donde una serie de aventuras durante la fiebre del oro se ven a traves de la vision de un perro, de fidelidad unica, pero en el cual el llamado atavico de sus antepasados acaba triunfando.
Jack London's masterpiece follows the adventures of a dog named Buck, who was stolen from a comfortable life in California and sold to pay the gambling debts of a gardener's helper. The story tracks him through a series of masters, and his subsequent life as a sled dog during the days of the Klondike Gold Rush in Alaska.
When men find gold in the frozen north of Canada, they need dogs – big, strong dogs to pull the sledges on the long journeys to and from the gold mines. Buck is stolen from his home in the south and sold as a sledge-dog. He has to learn a new way of life – how to work in harness, how to stay alive in the ice and the snow... and how to fight. Because when a dog falls down in a fight, he never gets up again.
El pobre Buck no podía imaginarse que una deuda de juego iba a cambiar su vida tan radicalmente. En las inhóspitas y salvajes tierras de Alaska, Buck va ir pasando de dueño en dueño, hasta que llegue a conocer a John Thornton, con quien establecerá una comuníón casi espiritual, que le empujará a realizar proezas increibles que se convirtieron en la leyenda que hoy os vamos a contar. El amor de un perro por su amo puede llegar a ser mucho más profundo y desinteresado que el amor entre los seres humanos.
The Call of the Wild is Jack London's most popular and enduring work. Set in the frozen wasteland of the Yukon, it tells the story of the magnificent dog Buck, who is a loyal family pet until cruel men steal him and make him a pawn in their feverish search for the gold of the Klondike. Brutally beaten into serving as a sled dog, Buck finds the blood of his wolf ancestors rising within him.
"If you love & understand dogs, read this book."
Life is good for Buck in Santa Clara Valley, where he spends his days eating and sleeping in the golden sunshine. But one day a treacherous act of betrayal leads to his kidnap, and he is forced into a life of toil and danger. Dragged away to be a sledge dog in the harsh and freezing cold Yukon, Buck must fight for his survival. Can he rise above his enemies and become the master of his realm once again?
Jack London’s Call of the Wild is a beautiful tale of Buck, a house dog torn from the comforts of hearth and home in sunny California and thrust into the unforgiving wild. Through Buck, London takes us on a journey where the shackles of civilization are left behind, leading us to a simultaneously unknown and familiar past. Forgotten senses are awakened and survival is key. The story awakens in us something primal - the desire to be truly free.
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This great northern adventure of cunning, endurance and survival tells of the Klondike Gold Rush days through the eyes of a very special dog. Raised as the top dog on a California ranch, Buck lives a good life until he is stolen away one night and sold as a sled dog. Buck's trials in the Far North explore both the cruelty and kindness of man. His tale of determination, strength, and loyalty is a timeless classic for the whole family.