Jack London, one of America’s most popular authors, drew the inspiration for his robust tales of perilous adventure and animal cunning from the white wilderness of the Far North. This novel captures the main theme of London’s work: the law of the club and the fang—man’s instinctive reversion to primitive behavior when pitted against the brute force of nature.
Originally published in 1903, The Call of the Wild became an instant success. This 2008 edition has a introduction by Melvin Burgess, a short biography of Jack London, activities, and glossary. This is part of Hewitt’s Lightning Literature & Composition, American Literature curriculum.