This American literary classic was inspired by the author’s own time in Yukon, Canada, during the great Klondike Gold Rush of the 1890s. Life is good for Buck in Santa Clara Valley, California, 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 sled dog in the harsh and unforgiving Yukon, Buck must fight for his survival. Can he reconnect with the natural instincts of his wild ancestors to rise above his enemies and become the master of his realm once again? This Puffin Classics re-issue includes an inspirational introduction written by award-winning author Melvyn Burgess.
About the Author
Jack London (1876 - 1916) was born John Chaney in Pennsylvania. Despite a lack of formal education in his childhood, and a variety of odd jobs as a young man, he always maintained his love of books. In 1896 he was caught up in the gold rush to the Klondike river in northwest Canada, which became the inspiration for two of his most recognized works, The Call of the Wild and White Fang. On the heels of these successes, he went on to become one of the most widely read American authors in the world.
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