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FC: Jack London in Brief | By: Ruben S. Yanez

1: Jack London was born in San Francisco in 1836. His mother was Flora Wellman and named him John Griffith London after she married.

2: Shortly after she married, the family moved around the bay area until they finally settled in Oakland, this became his hometown.

4: He worked in many places for jobs in his childhood and also changed his name to Jack during this time.

6: At age 15 he landed a full-time job at a cannery then became an oyster bed pirate.

7: He joined the California Fish Patrol when he turned 16.

8: He went on the Sophia Sutherland while 17 for seal-hunting in the Pacific Northwest. He worked at a Jute mill and a power plant upon his return.

11: His winter in the Yukon gave him metaphorical gold and started publishing in the Overland Monthly.

12: His trip across the Pacific in a small boat gave him more material to work with, one of the things he did with this material was to make Hawaii a popular tourist attraction.

13: He became a pioneer in the movie industry by being one of the first to work with movie makers and endorse a product, and his book The Sea-Wolf became the base of the first full-length movie.

14: His works supported women's rights but most of the things he supported in his writing he was actually against in real life.

15: In his later life he began to love agriculture and started writing to support his Beauty Ranch located in Glen Ellen.

17: He brought back techniques he observed during his trip to Japan including terracing, he also conceived the idea of land being self-sufficient and self-regenerating thus becoming ahead of his time.

18: His Wolf House was built of rock and lumber from the property and became very influenced by Arts and Crafts and philosophy.

19: He married Bess Maddern in 1900 and had two daughters, Joan and Bess. He later divorced and married Chamian Kittredge.

20: He was troubled by many ailments and developed kidney disease of unknown origin...

21: ...and died of renal failure on the ranch on November 22, 1916.

22: His writings were translated into many languages...

23: ...and remains more widely read in other countries.

24: The Son of the Wolf The Kempton-Wace Letters The Call of the Wild The People of the Abyss The Sea-Wolf War of the Classes White Fang The Road The Iron Heel Smoke Bellew The Abysmal Brute John Barleycorn The Valley of the Moon The Strength of the Strong The Human Drift

25: The book that I read was the Call of the Wild. It was about how a dog got decivilized in the Canadian mountains.

26: Buck started out in a life of leisure in California then he was dognapped and sold into the sled dog market where he was deprived of food and water, beaten by clubs, and sold. He was then shipped to southern Alaska and given to a sled dog team. There, he learned the rules to survive in the Yukon and quickly made progress physically as well.

27: He then led a group of sled dogs to take revenge on the mean team leader, Sol-leks. One day Buck and a large mob of dogs decided to attack a rabbit (what can you say, they're dogs, remember?) and Sol-leks took a short cut and got to the rabbit knowing Bucks intentions. the two dogs got into a fight to the death, exactly like Sol-leks wanted since Buck arrived, and Buck eventually won and won his leadership over the other dogs.

29: He was later sold and traded many times and went on to do things like save a man from drowning and that same man from being beat to death, he lead the fastest run through the Yukon, and pulled a sled carrying 10,000 pounds of of goods out of town under his own strength.

30: Copyright Statement: ""This presentation contains copyrighted material used under the educational fair use exemption to the U.S. Copyright law."(Simpson, 70)

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