About the author

John Griffith London (born John Griffith Chaney; January 12, 1876 – November 22, 1916) was an American novelist, journalist, and social activist. A pioneer in the world of commercial magazine fiction, he was one of the first writers to become a worldwide celebrity and earn a large fortune from writing. He was also an innovator in the genre that would later become known as science fiction.

His most famous works include The Call of the Wild and White Fang, both set in the Klondike Gold Rush, as well as the short stories "To Build a Fire", "An Odyssey of the North", and "Love of Life". He also wrote about the South Pacific in stories such as "The Pearls of Parlay" and "The Heathen".

London was part of the radical literary group "The Crowd" in San Francisco and a passionate advocate of unionization, socialism, and the rights of workers. He wrote several powerful works dealing with these topics, such as his dystopian novel The Iron Heel, his non-fiction exposé The People of the Abyss, and The War of the Classes.

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The footsteps of the enemy approach. Nearby, a young, voiceless calvary officer lies ready to act, but not in the way you might think. Words in time of war prove powerful, and in Jack London’s compelling novel, one young man is about to empty his lot like an overturned barrel. Conversations sweeping morality and humanity lose their meaning, whilst human kindness and the gullible nature of combat take hold.

Crafting a simply written yet deeply profound exploration of the everyday life of soldiers, ‘War’ is a journey into the contradictory, complex and muddled web of human strife. A must-read for fans of Andrew Garfield’s ‘Hacksaw Ridge’. Jack London (1876-1916) was an American novelist, journalist and social activist. Celebrated today as a pioneer of commercial fiction and American magazines, he is also dubbed an innovator in the science fiction genre. London’s popular works span ‘The Call of the Wild’, ‘White Fang’ and ‘Sea Wolf’, along with short stories such as ‘An Odyssey of the North’. Many of his novels are set in the Gold Rush, 19th century America – proving ideal for history, adventure and Western lovers alike. Jack London remains today an inspiring writer ahead of his time, both on the page and throughout his political life.
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Printed pages3 Sider
Publish date02 Jun 2022
Published bySAGA Egmont
ISBN epub9788726645231