"I'd rather be ashes than dust"
- Did Jack write this?
The Jack London Online Collection
Jack London (born Jan.
12, 1876, died Nov. 22, 1916) is best known for his books The
Call of the Wild, White Fang, and The Sea-Wolf,
and a few short stories, such as "To Build a Fire" and "The White
Silence." In fact, he was a prolific writer whose fiction explored
several regions and their cultures: the Yukon, California, Hawaii, and the
Solomon Islands. He experimented with many literary forms, from
conventional love stories and dystopias to science fantasy. His
noted journalism included war correspondence, boxing stories, and
the life of Molokai lepers. A committed socialist, he insisted
against editorial pressures to write political essays and insert
social criticism in his fiction. He was among the most influential
figures of his day, who understood how to create a public persona
and use the media to market his self-created image of
poor-boy-turned-success. London's great passion was agriculture,
and he was well on the way of creating a new model for ranching
through his Beauty Ranch when he died of kidney disease at age 40.
He left over fifty books of novels, stories, journalism, and
essays, many of which have been translated and continue to be read
around the world.
2016 is the Centenary of London's death. Many special events will commemorate his life during this year.
||A Biography of Jack
A short biography of John Griffith London.
||Frequently Asked Questions
(FAQ) About Jack London
And their answers, of course!
Audio and Video related to London.
Letters, postcards, telegrams, manuscripts, official documents, and
other papers relating to his life and work.
Brief biographies and bibliographies relating to key people in
Photographs of Jack London, his family, friends, and the places in
which he lived, worked, and traveled. Also contemporary pictures of The
A growing archive of full-length novels, shorts stories, essays,
and newspaper pieces by Jack London. Also included are scans of some
of his magazine versions of stories and serialized novels.
A collection of reference materials for the further study of Jack
London's life and writings. Includes full content listings for both the
Jack London Newsletter and Jack London Journal.
London resources for those needing to do homework.
Advice and curricular materials.
Publications, & Announcements
Brief descriptions of and information about the many Jack London
organizations throughout the world, publications devoted to the
author's life and work, as well as announcements of any pending
Jack London events.
||The Jack London
A listserv for scholars, teachers, and students, devoted to Jack
London and the times in which he lived.
||Jack London Web Sites &
Links to other interesting web sites with Jack London content or
other materials of interest to London scholars.
Site maintained at
http://london.sonoma.edu/ by Roy
Tennant and Clarice Stasz, Ph.d.
Sponsored by the Sonoma State