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Who is Jack London?


Jack London was an American novelist, journalist, social-activist and short-story writer whose works deal romantically with elemental struggles for survival. At his peak, he was the highest paid and the most popular of all living writers. Because of early financial difficulties, he was largely self educated past grammar school.

Jack London was a white supremacist and socialist. In his 1901 essay "The Salt of the Earth," in which he establishes that "the salt of the Earth" are English-speaking Anglo-Saxons, "a race of mastery and achievement." He goes on to say that white people murdering those of other races is purely natural selection — non-whites are destroyed once they come into contact "with superior civilization," he wrote. In the face of population growth, he advocated for genocide of "the lesser breeds." This included the forced sterilization of mentally handicapped persons and convicted criminals.

London drew heavily on his life experiences in his writing. He spent time in the Klondike during the Gold Rush and at various times was an oyster pirate, a seaman, a sealer, and a hobo. His first work was published in 1898. From there he went on to write such American classics as Call of the Wild, Sea Wolf, and White Fang.

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Books: 2437 published

Hometown: San Francisco, California

Fans count: 5477 readers


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The Call of the Wild

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The Call of the Wild
4.5     8662
White Fang

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White Fang
4.5     3404
The Call of the Wild

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The Call of the Wild
4     1142
The Sea Wolf

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The Sea Wolf
4.5     452

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