Klondike tales

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Modern Library,
Pub. Date:
2001.
Edition:
Modern Library pbk. ed.
Language:
English
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As a young man in the summer of 1897, Jack London joined the Klondike gold rush. From that seminal experience emerged these gripping, inimitable wilderness tales, which have endured as some of London's best and most defining work. With remarkable insight and unflinching realism, London describes the punishing adversity that awaited men in the brutal, frozen expanses of the Yukon, and the extreme tactics these adventurers and travelers adopted to survive. As Van Wyck Brooks observed, "One felt that the stories had been somehow lived-that they were not merely observed-that the author was not telling tales but telling his life." This edition is unique to the Modern Library, featuring twenty-three carefully chosen stories from London's three collected Northland volumes and his later Klondike tales. It also includes two maps of the region, and notes on the text.
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display_descriptionJack London became an instant celebrity in America from his first appearance on the literary scene. Born in San Francisco in 1876, he spent his adult life dedicated to the new genre of commercial magazine fiction, which reached audiences all over the globe. He amassed a large amount of money, but used much of it in his social activism. His most well-known work is "Call of the Wild," followed by "White Fang." He grew up and worked during the gold rush, which informed much of his writing's subject matter. "Klondike Tales" takes the spirit of the Klondike Gold Rush and infuses it into 23 stories from his most well-known short story collections. From the 1900 collection "Sons of the Wolf" are "The White Silence," "The Wisdom of the Trail," and "The Son of the Wolf." Stories from "The God of His Fathers" and "Children of the Frost" are added, as well as Klondike stories not published in larger collections. London describes with vivid realism and brutal conditions which miners battled on an everyday basis in the Yukon. Even London himself mined during this time and, like many of his fellow workers, suffered from diseases like scurvy and fevers. The lackluster working conditions, combined with the massive amounts of labor for little payoff, helped to shape his political and social views.
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Klondike River Valley (Yukon) -- Fiction
Wilderness areas -- Fiction
Wilderness survival -- Fiction
title_displayKlondike tales
title_fullKlondike tales / Jack London ; introduction by Gary Kinder ; notes by Christopher Gair
Klondike tales [electronic resource] / Jack London
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Gold mines and mining
Wilderness areas
Wilderness survival