Summary: Originally published in 1903, The Call of the Wild is London's best-known work. Marking the 100th anniversary of the novel, this New Riverside Edition is well timed to place London's work in a new and broader historical context. In addition, the volume will show how the critical reception of the work has changed over time. Due to a resurgence of interest in the study of Jack London during the past decade, a wealth of new material is available to further illuminate Th
e Call of the Wild. Supplementary materials in this volume include other London fiction that predated his writing of this novel, letters he wrote about his intentions in writing it, early reviews of the work, and critical essays from past and present.
Summary: Originally published in 1903, The Call of the Wild is London's best-known work. Marking the 100th anniversary of the novel, this New Riverside Edition is well timed to place London's work in a new and broader historical context. In addition, the volume will show how the critical reception of the work has changed over time. Due to a resurgence of interest in the study of Jack London during the past decade, a wealth of new material is available to further illuminate The Call of the Wild. Supplementary materials in this volume include other London fiction that predated his writing of this novel, letters he wrote about his intentions in writing it, early reviews of the work, and critical essays from past and present. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:04 Cover: Publisher:Riverside Editions Year Published: 2004 International: No
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About This Series Introduction A Note on the Text I. The Call of the Wild
II. Jack London, "Batard"
III. Letters of Jack London
To Anna Strunsky, Jan 21, 1900 To Houghton Mifflin Company, Jan. 31, 1900 To Cloudesley Johns, Jan. 6, 1902 To George P. Brett, March 10, 1903 To George P. Brett, March 25, 1903 To Anna Strunsky, Oct. 13, 1904 To George P. Brett, Dec. 5, 1904 To C.F. Lowrie, Jan. 13, 1911 To Ralph Kasper, June 25, 1914
IV. The Cultural Context of The Call of the Wild: Jack London's Klondike
Franklin Walker, "Gold Creek and Gold Town" Egerton R. Young "Jack the Giant St. Bernard"
V. Selected Early Reviews
G.R. Carpenter, "A Reader's Report for The Call of the Wild" Anonymous Review Johannes Reimers, "Jack London's Book The Call of the Wild: It Is More Than a Rattling Good Dog Story--It Is an Allegory of Human Struggles and Aspirations" J. Stewart Doubleday, "Reviews: The Call of the Wild" Kate Blackiston Stillé, "A Review of The Call of the Wild" Unsigned Review, "A 'Nature' Story--The Call of the Wild by Jack London" Unsigned Review, "Books New and Old" Unsigned Review, "Jack London's One Great Contribution to American Literature" Jack London, "To the Editor of the Independent"
VI. Critical Essays 1966-1996
Jay Gurian, "The Romantic Necessity in Literary Naturalism: Jack London" Earle Labor, "Jack London's Mondo Cane: The Call of the Wild and White Fang" Earl J. Wilcox, "Jack London's Naturalism: The Example of The Call of the Wild" Andrew Flink, "The Call of the Wild: Parental Metaphor" Jacqueline Tavernier-Courbin, "A Romantic Novel" Christopher Gair, "The Doppelgänger and the Naturalist Self: The Call of the Wild" Jonathan Auerbach, "'Congested Mails': Buck and Jack's 'Call'"
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