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I ve read a good number of books with protagonists as dogs, but only in these two books I can really see the world from a dog s point of view True, the stories are violent, but that goes with the setup of the north But the details are so realistic, and growth so credible I really had the impression of traveling to that northland, and living with these dogs, day by day.For both these stories, the ends are expansive and inspirational They left my heart rich yet light [[ Download ]] ⇲ The Call of the Wild / White Fang ⇱ This Carefully Crafted Ebook THE CALL OF THE WILD WHITE FANG Is Formatted For Your EReader With A Functional And Detailed Table Of ContentsThe Call Of The Wild A Dog Named Buck Gets Stolen From His Home In Santa Clara Valley, California, And Sold Into Service As A Sled Dog In Alaska He Becomes Progressively Feral In The Harsh Environment, Where He Is Forced To Fight To Survive And Dominate Other Dogs White Fang A Wolf Dog Raised In An Indian Camp Runs Away Only To Face The Violent World Of Wild Animals And The Equally Violent World Of Humans White Fang Grows To Become A Savage, Callous, Morose, Solitary, And Deadly Fighter The Story Takes Place In Yukon Territory And The Northwest Territories, Canada, During The S Klondike Gold RushJack London Was An American Novelist, Journalist, And Social Activist His Amazing Life Experience Also Includes Being An Oyster Pirate, Railroad Hobo, Gold Prospector, Sailor, War Correspondent And Much He Wrote Adventure Novels Sea Tales, Stories Of The Gold Rush, Tales Of The South Pacific And The San Francisco Bay Area Most Of Which Were Based On Or Inspired By His Own Life Experiences Note, March 2, 2016 I ve just edited this review to insert spoiler tags which didn t exist when I originally wrote it in a couple of places Note, March 5, 2014 I posted this review a few years ago, but in reading over it just now, I realized I needed to correct a typo Actually, I read these two novels in different editions than this omnibus volume And, while I read White Fang sometime in the 90s, I d already read The Call of the Wild in high school.London is one of my favorite authors despite his ideological dependence on Marx and Darwin, and his Naturalist outlook in which human behavior is viewed as purely the product of social forces, inborn instincts and biological needs , all of which are very different from my own attitudes He has very strong storytelling skills, and he writes with a kind of clear, direct diction that makes his prose highly readable Here, his vivid evocation of the frozen North benefits from his own personal knowledge and experience of that environment.Given his Naturalism, London was better at portraying animals intimately than at doing the same for people and probably at home doing so The behaviors and their determinants that he portrays for his sled dogs are perfectly appropriate and realistic for them And critics who argue that he uses view spoiler Buck s transition from sled dog to alpha of a wild wolf pack as a coded message advocating a similar transition from civilization to savagery for people hide spoiler Varolu un zirvesini g steren, hayat n art k daha fazla y kselemedi i bir kendinden ge me hali vard r Ya aman n eli kisi de odur ki bu kendinden ge me, esrime hali, insan ancak en hayat doluyken ve insan n ancak hayatta oldu unu tamamen unutmas yla gelir Bu hayat unutma hali sanat y etkisine ald nda bir alev gibi ondan d ar ta ar bir askeri etkisine ald nda o asker cephede sava lg nl na kap larak d man na en ufak merhamet g stermez 113 y l nce yazd ilk kitaplar nda hayvanlar konu edinen Jack London s rd rd zorlu ya am nda kendinden daha fazla zorluklara katlanan k zak k peklerini i leyerek ilk edebi y kseli ini ger ekle tirdi yazarlar n k pekler zerinden hayata dair g zlemleri farkl bak a lar n do uruyor , Virginia Woolf un Flush u, Thomas Mann n Efendi ile K pe i betimleme a s ndan daha yo un olacakt r Bulgakov un K pek Kalbi de bu konuda g zel bir alternatif sunuyor. I neither read the sypnosis nor did I have any idea about both the stories Actually, I was provoked read them because of the special interest of Christopher McCandless in Jack London s tales.Christopher is someone I admire alot to know who he is read Into the Wild He admired Jack London and his work very much Christopher was a outdoor guy, a tramp So I was expecting these stories to be some kind of adventure stories But I was wrong.This is a finest book, I ve read on dogs wolves Personally, I am a dog lover so I was not so disappointed when I came to know this is completely not what I expected.Jack London is one of the finest authors of those times One can never understand a living being this much He has his own style of expressing the situation The fierceness, the softness, the love, the anger, each and every action of a dog is expressed very excellently by London.Both the stories were very interesting Probably, this is one of the longest reads of mine I never wanted to rush through the book No one ever wants to rush through this book Every sentence, every expression of the story is felt when reading this Both the stories, follow the dogs, even though tamed and bred by man since thousands of years, they carry the wild memories which are inherited from their ancestors The want of the dogs to chase, hunt and feel the warm blood on their muzzle are still alive deep down inside their brains.FINEST READ Last summer, I read Jon Krakauer s Into the Wild I found Christopher McCandless s fascination with Jack London to be interesting, but it was hard for me to fully understand where McCandless was coming from, having never read London s works I also have a deep respect for animals and a disgust at their ill treatment at the hands of human beings For those two reasons, I chose to read The Call of the Wild for my Literature class.The cover of the book captivated me I enjoyed studying the picture of the wolf like dog in the snow, trying to read the expression on his face Based on the book s title and what I read in Into the Wild, I expected the book to be about a return to a primitive lifestyle and primordial desires I did not expect to really enjoy it, as I thought it would probably be very masculine Upon reading, I was immediately caught up in Buck s story I couldn t seem to put the book down I thought about Buck when I was not reading, and even felt Buck in some of the music that I heard I did not know it would be so heartbreaking, or that I would be so touched by this fictional animal.I loved the ending of this book It was not at all what I expected it to be I thought that the ending would be sad, but it turned out to be powerful even mystical London does an excellent job of conveying how, in spite of Buck s struggles and suffering, he may be better off in the wild than he was at the farm He is a naturally wild animal, and he is able to be fully alive when his uncivilized side is allowed to emerge It makes me think of how men, too, struggle with suppressing certain instincts and desires when they are trying to conform to society s expectations I can see how this book influenced McCandless, as he likely wanted to allow his own wild side to surface I also like how London shows how human beings can be so silly and ridiculous, in spite of their claim to having high intelligence He portrays animals as simpler but somehow smarter than humans, and he has a valid point Human beings, in their greed, sometimes ignore any survival instincts they have left Animals, on the other hand, know what they need to do to survive, and they put survival above all else It makes me wonder whether humans are as smart as we would like to believe.This book gives us a lot to think about What makes humans so different from animals Is it better to live basically by following natural instincts, or is it better to conform to society Should we explore our wild sides, or should we work to suppress them Do human beings have an innate need to gain power over others, like Buck had a need to be the leader of his pack How do we reconcile that with our society s negative attitude toward omnipotent leaders Are not human beings pack animals In what ways do we continue to exploit animals and cause great suffering in order to make money Is that behavior acceptable, given that many believe we possess higher intelligence I think all of these questions can make for interesting class discussions and debates I can imagine organizing a debate on animal medical research, or on using animals in advertising, animals on factory farms, etc This book could be taught in conjunction with Into the Wild, or at least by showing clips of that movie and discussing how Buck and Chris are alike I would also like to conduct an activity where students explore their own wild sides, either through poems or personal narratives They could provide examples of how they still feel natural instincts for which there is no logical explanation, and how they choose to act on or ignore those instincts.5Q 4P The Call of the Wild 5 5Pros 1 Interesting characters, from Buck the shepherd x St Bernard , to Sol leks the half blind sled dog , to Perrault the Frenchman , to Mercedes and John Thornton.2 An vivid depiction of the gold rush in Northern North America which led to the need for sled dogs3 The author goes into the brutality of that time, in man and beast4 Emotional moments5 The writing is tight, with few words wastedCons 1 None that I can think of Probably just that it was too short Characters and situations could have been expanded upon.White Fang 3 5Pros 1 Excellent introduction Vivid and memorable view spoiler Two men and their dog team were hounded by starved wolves They ate most of the dogs, then got one man The other had to use fire and stay awake for days to keep the fire going and keep the wolves at bay by shouts, until at last he alone was left sitting in a circle of fire hide spoiler 3.5 out of 5 StarsI think I liked Call of the Wild a little than White Fang, but both are very great stories I don t think I ve ever read a book or story from the perspective of a wolf or dog, and Jack London captured the spirit of the wolf very well It was also a book that captured the environment and showed just as much importance as the wolves themselves. Are you special Well of course you are You are built up from your trials and pain What doesn t kill you makes you stronger Like White Fang, you are here for a purpose Someday you ll realize what the purpose is White Fang by Jack London is an amazing story about a half wolf, half dog that goes through many struggles and truly learns about himself He goes on a captivating journey of courage and strength life It also follows a team of sled dogs led by a man named Henry It tells of their journeys and experiences that helps White Fang grow up Jack London s use of figurative language and amazing imagery make the story seem real He uses amazing story telling and gives the book a real life feel It may be a little hard to grasp at first, but White Fang turns out to be a life changing book Jack London wrote this book to teach us a very important moral in life The theme of this book is quite simple Through White Fang s struggles, he grew up We must learn life s rules on our own and learn to take our own responsibility Though we do have people to help us in life, we also have to pitch in on teaching ourselves We are in charge of ourselves, our actions and our responsibilities This book is a great, heartwarming story for both children, young adults and adults The story is easy to follow, and it has an amazing moral I recommend this book to anyone that is in for an interesting story of love and rules of life I hope you enjoy the book Picked it up when I was on a shopping spree, I knew it was probably about dogs and wolves, but apart from that I didn t knew what to expect.So, I just started reading and let the book surprise me.I started with White Fang which, apart from some focus switches in the beginning, I ended up really liking It was fast paced action from the beginning to the end, I just couldn t put the book down There is a healthy dose of violence, but it s far from over the top Instead, it really adds something to the story.After reading some other random book in between, I read Call of the Wild It s only about half the length of White Fang, which makes it really short The same fast paced action from White Fang continues here.The writing style in both books is pretty straightforward, nothing too complex, which I found good.Overall, I have to admit that I like White Fang better, probably because it s just that little bit longer to add some depth to the story It may also be because that s the one I read first, so the writing style in Call of the Wild didn t captivate me any , it was just the good story and action that kept me going Both are very good reads though, definately recommending this to anyone.