&&LDIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LI&&RThe Call of the Wild and White Fang&&L/I&&R, by &&LSTRONG&&RJack London&&L/B&&R, is part of the &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R&&LI&&R &&L/I&&Rseries, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R: &&LDIV&&R
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All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics &&L/I&&Rpulls together a constellation of influences--biographical, historical, and literary--to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works.&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LSTRONG&&R&&L/B&&R &&L/DIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LSTRONG&&RJack London&&L/B&&R's two greatest novels, &&LI&&RThe Call of the Wild&&L/I&&R and &&LI&&RWhite Fang&&L/I&&R--originally intended as companions--are here compiled in one volume. &&LI&&RThe Call of the Wild&&L/I&&R centers on a domesticated dog, Buck, who is kidnapped and sold to Klondike gold hunters. To survive Buck must listen to the Call and learn the ways of his wolf-ancestors, who guide him from within.&&LBR&&R&&LBR&&R&&LI&&RWhite Fang&&L/I&&R tells the story of a half-wolf, half-dog nearly destroyed by the vicious cruelty of men. Brought to the very brink of his existence, White Fang is lucky enough to experience the one thing that can save him--human love. &&LBR&&R&&LBR&&RAdventurer and activist, philosopher and alcoholic, Jack London was a man of great contradictions and greater talent. Both of these novels are written in a simple, direct, and powerful style that decades of readers have admired and that writers have imitated.&&LBR&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LP style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt&&R&&LSTRONG&&RTina Gianquitto&&L/B&&R&&L/B&&R holds a Ph.D. in American Literature from Columbia University and currently teaches at The College of the Mines in Colorado.&&L/P&&R&&L/DIV&&R
About the Author
Jack London (1876-1916) was a prolific American novelist and short story writer. His most notable works include White Fang, The Call of the Wild, and The Sea-Wolf. He was born in San Francisco, California.
TINA GIANQUITTO is an associate professor of literature in the Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies at the Colorado School of Mines.