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The Call of the Wild

The Call of the Wild

by Jack London

No man ever became great who did not achieve the impossible.


Berton, Pierre. The Klondike Fever: The Life and Death of the Last Great Gold Rush. 1958. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers, Inc., 1985.

Labor, Earle, ed. The Portable Jack London. New York: Viking Penguin, 1994.

Starr, Kevin. Americans and the California Dream 1850-1915. New York: Oxford University Press, 1973.

Stasz, Clarice. American Dreamers: Charmian and Jack London. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1988.

Walker, Dale L., and Jeanne Reesman, eds. No Mentor but Myself: Jack London on Writers and Writing. 2nd ed. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1999.


The Jack London Online Collection, maintained by Sonoma State University, offers a wide variety of resources on Jack London, including digital versions of documents written by the author.

National Postal Museum's Stories from the Gold Rush

Public Broadcasting’s American Experience: Gold Fever

University of Washington’s Klondike Gold Rush: The Perilous Journey North

The website of the Alaska Gallery at the Anchorage Museum includes information on Alaska's native people, exploration and settlement, the Gold Rush era, World War II, and Alaska’s statehood.

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