Kidnapped form his safe California home. Thrown into a life-and-death struggle on the frozen Artic wilderness. Half St. Bernard, half shepard, Buck learns many hard lessons as a sled dog: the lesson of the leash, of the cold, of near-starvation and cruelty. And the greatest lesson he learns from his last owner, John Thornton: the power of love and loyalty.
Yet always, even at the side of the human he loves, Buck feels the pull in his bones, an urge to answer his wolf ancestors as they howl to him.
Also contains short stories:
Diabel - A Dog
An Odyssey of the North
To the Man On Trail
To Build a Fire
Love of Life
The call of the wild, Diable-A Dog, An Odyssey of the north, to the man on the trail, to build a fire and love of life are all contained in this book. Good condition, hardly used.
Oh, my gosh, I just looked in the front and this classic book was published in 1905. It's the story of the Far North, the six stories deal with London's main theme, "the law of the club and the fang, man's instinctive reversal to primitive behavior when pitted against the brute force of nature."
One of my childhood favorites. I read this over and over when I was young.