Jack London’s White Fang is the tale of a wolf-dog and its coming of age amongst the violence of the wild northern frontier. The novel follows White Fang’s journey from a wild pup, to his abuse as a ruthless prizefighting dog, and finally as the faithful companion of a loving master. White Fang is a companion novel to London’s best-known work, The Call of the Wild.
Jack London (1876-1916) was an American author and journalist. Before finding success as an author, London worked grueling jobs including on a seal-hunting ship, as an oyster pirate, and as a prospector in the Klondike Gold Rush. His writing found success in the then-burgeoning magazine industry.
- Print Length: 212 pages
- Weight: 9.1 ounces
- Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x .53 inches
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White Fang is an amazing story that is one of my personal favorites.
In my English Lit class our teacher would talk for hours about how White Fang is a symbolic story about the change from nature to civilization and that the world we live in depends on the survival of the fittest. While this is not untrue, it is also so much more.
It’s a story that teaches you about surviving even when the odds are mentally and physically against you. It’s about learning new things and trying new experiences—and that adapting to a new way of life does not mean giving up who you are. Most importantly, though, White Fang is a story about learning to trust, even when the world has given you no reason to, for with the power and love that comes from true friendship you can overcome any obstacle life throws at you.