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Jack London: A Writer's Fight for a Better America

Cecelia Tichi

Abstract

Jack London (1876–1916) found fame with his wolf-dog tales and sagas of the frozen North, but this text challenges the long-standing view of London as merely a mass-market producer of potboilers. A onetime child laborer, London led a life of poverty in the Gilded Age before rising to worldwide acclaim for stories, novels, and essays designed to hasten the social, economic, and political advance of America. In this major reinterpretation of London's career, the book examines how the beloved writer leveraged his written words as a force for the future. Tracing the arc of London's work from the l ... More

Keywords: wolf-dog tales, Jack London, frozen North, Gilded Age, factory, prison, farmlands, public intellectual

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781469622668
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622668.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Cecelia Tichi, author