A onetime child laborer, london led a life of poverty in the gilded age before rising to worldwide acclaim for stories, novels, and essays designed to hasten the social, economic, and political advance of america in this major reinterpretation of london's career, tichi examines how the beloved writer leveraged his written. John griffith jack london was an american novelist, journalist, and social activist a pioneer in the world of commercial magazine fiction, he was one of the first writers to become a worldwide celebrity and earn a large fortune from writing he was also an innovator in the genre that would later become known as science. On this day, jack london, the illegitimate son of an astrologer father and a spiritualist mother, is born in san francisco his father abandoned the family two years later, after changing its name to “amos 'n' andy,” the show became one of the most popular radio programs in american history though the creators and the. A revelatory look at the life of the great american author—and how it shaped his most beloved works jack london was born a working class, fatherless californian in 1876 in his youth, he was a boundlessly energetic adventurer on the bustling west coast—an oyster pirate, a hobo, a sailor, and a prospector by turns. He was an avowed socialist for most of his life, an allegiance that he struggled to reconcile with his belief that the survival of the fittest shaped human affairs as earle labor relates in his lively and authoritative biography “jack london: an american life” (farrar, straus & giroux), london's writing returned. About this book jack london and the klondike presents a vivid and accurate account of the young london's experiences during the yukon gold rush, which furnished the substance for his most successful books walker masterfully re- creates this dramatic year in london's life through quotations from his travel diaries and.
Jack london (1876-1916) jack london's full name was john griffith london in 1897 and 1898, london, like many other american and canadian men, went north to a biography is the story of a person's life written by another writer • alcoholism (noun) alcoholism is an addiction to, or dependency on, drinking alcohol. Almost two dozen books have been written about jack london in the century since his death and yet, no american writer has been subjected to more misleading commentaries, according to earle labor, a professor emeritus at centenary college in shreveport, la the man regarded as the world's. Jack london died from kidney disease on november 22, 1916 though only forty years old at the time of his death, london had had plenty of time to become one of the best-known and most highly regarded american writers of his day, leaving us some beloved tales of adventure that reflect the truly bold life of their author.
If a scholar or general reader seeks a strong, thorough biography of jack london that discerningly covers both the strengths and weaknesses of the famous american writer, this is the book to read earle labor has read, researched, and written about london for more than a half-century, authoring the best literary. Jack london biography of jack london and a searchable collection of works jack london (1876-1916), iconic american author wrote call of the wild (1903) as the two most popular novels of london's based on his own life experiences in the yukon, they have inspired numerous authors' works, and adaptations for.
London's remarkable life makes for good reading: he was a fearless explorer whose struggles to become a successful writer filled his short life dyer makes it easy to marvel at the breadth and depth of london's early failures, which he overcame by self-discipline, including a regular routine of reading and writing, even when. About wolf: the lives of jack london i had no thought of winning any prizes --prizes are for definitive treatments--so i was genuinely shocked when it won the spur award from the western writers of america--my second, making me the only author to date to win two spurs for biography when sam houston won in 2003. By the beginning of 2012 there were over eighteen million hits on his name on google, more than any other american writer (ernest hemingway was next with jack london rev ed twayne's united states authors new york: twayne, 1994 e-mail citation » originally published in 1974 a brief life and. Jack london (jan 12, 1876 - nov 22, 1916) was an american author best known for writing the call of the wild jack london was his pen name, likely born in san francisco, california as john griffith chaney like the restive characters in his works, london sought a variety of experiences as a young man including sailor,.
1 london, jack, 1876– 1916 2 authors, american— 19th century— biography 3 authors, american— 20th century— biography 4 london, jack, 1876– 1916 — criticism and interpretation 5 imagination in literature 6 realism in literature i title ii title: imagination of jack london, 1893– 1902 ps3523o46z9955 2014.
He led a harsh, erratic life born illegitimate, raised as a poor work beast, constantly questing after every adventure and all the knowledge the world might offer, he died young as a result the fact that his gift for writing was ever realized came to be used as an example of the american dream london rose out of the. A revelatory look at the life of the great american author―and how it shaped his most beloved works jack london was born a working class, fatherless californian in 1876 in his youth, he was a boundlessly energetic adventurer on the bustling west coast―an oyster pirate, a hobo, a sailor, and a prospector by turns.
Jack london (1876-1916), known for his naturalistic and mythic tales, remains among the most popular and influential american writers in the world jack london's racial lives offers the first full study of the enormously important issue of race in london's life and diverse works, whether set in the klondike, hawaii, or the. A onetime child laborer, london led a life of poverty in the gilded age before rising to world-wide acclaim for stories, novels, and essays designed to hasten the social, economic, and political advance of america tracing the arc of london's career through the late 1800s to 1910s, jack london: a writer's fight for a better. As a boy, he led a criminal life, specialising in the piracy of oysters in san francisco bay as a writer, he blazed briefly, lived hard and dangerously, and died from drink and drugs aged just 40, having written more than 50 books in 20 years london is the archetype of the american writer as primeval hero,. A literary critic once remarked, the greatest story jack london ever wrote was the story he lived in his brief life, london sought adventure in the far corners of the world, from the frozen yukon to the south pacific, writing gripping tales of survival based on his experiences — including the call of the wild.