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  • Jack London Essay

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    Jack London, an American author known for his thrilling adventure stories, showed the world that even an exciting story that takes place in exotic settings can include all the intricacies of great literature. This is seen in many of his stories with the implementation of symbolism, many times a recurring theme in his work. Also, London used many ideas of the day such as Darwinism and Spencerism in his writings in order to better portray his views. However, perhaps one of the most telling signs that

  • Essay on Jack London: A Biography

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    Jack London: A Biography        John Griffith London, better known to us as Jack London, was born to Flora Wellman January 12, 1876, in San Francisco. (Ranch Album)  His father was presumably W.H. Chaney, who left Flora after finding out she was pregnant. (Stasz, 9)  Flora met and eventually married John London on September 7, 1876 bringing John's two other children, Ida and Eliza, into the family. (Ranch Album) Flora enlisted the help of a wet nurse and, with the help her and Eliza,

  • Jack London : An Oyster Pirate

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    Jack London was born in 1876, and died in 1916. He was born in San Francisco, California, and was the son of Flora Wellman Chaney. When he was a child, he would sometimes living with the Prentisses. Mr. and Mrs. Prentisses were African Americans who served as London’s surrogate parents. When Jack turned 15, he sailed the San Francisco Bay as an oyster pirate. During his time on the water, London developed an alcohol problem, which would eventually become alcoholism. In 1894, London was arrested as

  • The Sea Wolf by Jack London

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    1 The Themes of “The Sea Wolf” "The Sea Wolf" by Jack London can often be seen as a controversial book. It mentions several highly disputed topics such as: morals, religion, and death. Throughout his life the aim and strategy that he used for his books often reflected his past life experiences. His once hard life enabled him to gather extraordinary details into his books that authors were often not privileged to use. The characters one encounters through the various novels, and especially “The

  • Martin Eden by Jack London

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    Jack London is among the many prolific writers from the United States of America who possess great artistic works ranging from great time novels ,short stories to plays just but to mention a few. He is fondly remembered for his great novel, ‘Martin Eden’ published in 1909. In the novel he tries to express the challenges faced by young writers who try to exploit their talent and passion in an area where little opportunities present themselves. This novel has stood the test of time with its relevance

  • White Fang By Jack London

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    The novel White Fang is written by Jack London,who is an author of many books.White Fang is non-fiction and it is an interesting novel that drew me in from the start.Personally,I think this novel is important,because it teaches us about wild animals and their personal lifestyles and habitats.Truthfully, the reason I think this novel is important is,that is shows how the wildlife works and responds to dangers such as weather, predators, people, etc. White Fang takes place in the Yukon Territory of

  • White Fang By Jack London

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    The book White Fang was written by Jack London. White Fang is a fiction book because it did not really happen. This novel became important because of what it taught. It taught how the actions of humans affect other things in nature, in this case wolves. White Fang spoke about everything, from courage all the way to death. White Fang took place in the Yukon Territory and the Northwest Territories in Canada, during the 1890s. The book is in third person omniscient, and was told from White Fang’s

  • White Fang By Jack London

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    I recently read the book White Fang by Jack London. The story is a work of realistic fiction and it tells the story of a wolf as he grows up from a pup. It is a story of maturing and how life affects you as you grow. It tells of the strife something must experience as it grows in the wild. This story is considered a classic among many people and it is written in the traditional style. This story takes place in the Yukon Territory in Canada for the most part, but later moves to the Santa Clara

  • The Sea Wolf By Jack London

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    In Jack London’s book, The Sea Wolf, the reader has been given a very interesting view on what would be a minority in the society of the time. The book takes place on a sealing ship in the Pacific Ocean in the early 20th century. The sailors on these sealing vessels were a brutal group of men. They were frequently getting into fights with one another and behaving in a beastly manner. One would wonder though, whether or not the men are actually animals. The rest of the civilized world, at this point

  • The Naturalistic Ideals of Jack London Essay

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    The Naturalistic Ideals of Jack London As an adolescent, Jack London led an impoverished life and struggled to earn more money to support himself and his mother. In an attempt to find a small fortune, London joined the Klondike Gold Rush in 1897. Unfortunately, he returned home penniless. However, his adventures in the Yukon provided him the most epic experiences that guided him into writing some of his most famous, widely acclaimed literary works. His novels focus primarily on naturalism, a type