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Call of the Wild

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ISBN-10: 1405842741

ISBN-13: 9781405842747

Edition: 2007

Authors: Jack London

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Part of the 'Penguin Active Reading' series, this book provides a range of integrated activities designed to develop reading skills and consolidate vocabulary, and offers personalised project work.
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Book details

List price: $4.50
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Pearson Education, Limited
Publication date: 3/30/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 64
Size: 5.83" wide x 8.27" long
Weight: 2.2

One of the pioneers of 20th century American literature, Jack London specialized in tales of adventure inspired by his own experiences. London was born in San Francisco in 1876. At 14, he quit school and became an "oyster pirate," robbing oyster beds to sell his booty to the bars and restaurants in Oakland. Later, he turned on his pirate associates and joined the local Fish Patrol, resulting in some hair-raising waterfront battles. Other youthful activities included sailing on a seal-hunting ship, traveling the United States as a railroad tramp, a jail term for vagrancy and a hazardous winter in the Klondike during the 1897 gold rush. Those experiences converted him to socialism, as he…