Known for his tales of adventure and coming of age, Jack London's fiction, including 'The Call of the Wild', 'White Fang', 'The Sea-Wolf', and 'Martin Eden', is hailed for its naturalistic explorations and for its confrontation of notions of heroism and courage. This offering from Bloom's Modern Critical Views presents a selection of critical essays about London and his enduring works. Along with an introduction from master scholar Harold Bloom, a bibliography, a chronology, and an index make this volume perfect for students studying this author.
Editor's Note Introduction by Harold Bloom Jack London: The Problem of Form by Donald Pizer Sea Change in "The Sea-Wolf" by Sam S. Baskett "Congested Mails": Buck and Jack's "Call" by Jonathan Auerbach "Zone-Conquerors" and "White Devils": The Contradictions of Race in the Works of Jack London by Andrew J. Furer The Wires Were Down: The Telegraph and the Cultural Self in "To Build a Fire" and "White Fang" by Christopher Gair Canvas and Steam: Historical Conflict in Jack London's "Sea-Wolf" by James A. Papa Jr Jack London's Medusa of Truth by Per Serritslev Petersen Jack London's Evolutionary Hierarchies: Dogs, Wolves, and Men by Lisa Hopkins Jack London and Evolution: From Spencer to Huxley by Lawrence I. Berkove
Chronology Contributors Bibliography Acknowledgments Index