White Fang

White Fang❰KINDLE❯ ❀ White Fang Author Jack London – Tbjewellers.co.uk White Fang is part dog and part wolf, and the lone survivor of his family In his lonely world, he soon learns to follow the harsh law of the North kill or be killed But nothing in White Fang s life ca White Fang is part dog and part wolf, and the lone survivor of his family In his lonely world, he soon learns to follow the harsh law of the North kill or be killed But nothing in White Fang s life can prepare him for the cruel owner who turns him into a vicious killer Will White Fang ever know the kindness of a gentle master.

Jack London was an American novelist, journalist, social activist and short story writer whose works deal romantically with elemental struggles for survival At his peak, he was the highest paid and the most popular of all living writers Because of early financial difficulties, he was largely self educated past grammar schoolLondon drew heavily on his life experiences in his writing He spent time in the Klondike during the Gold Rush and at various times was an oyster pirate, a seaman, a sealer, and a hobo His first work was published in From there he went on to write such American classics as Call of the Wild, Sea Wolf, and White Fang.

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10 thoughts on “White Fang

  1. says:

    White Fang, Jack London White Fang is a novel by American author Jack London 1876 1916 and the name of the book s eponymous character, a wild wolfdog First serialized in Outing magazine, it was published in 1906 The story takes place in Yukon Territory and the Northwest Territories, Canada, during the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush and details White Fang s journey to domestication It is a companion novel and a thematic mirror to London s best known work, The Call of the Wild, which is about a White Fang, Jack London White Fang is a novel by American author Jack London 1876 1916 and the name of the book s eponymous character, a wild wolfdog First serialized in Outing magazine, it was published in 1906 The story takes place in Yukon Territory and the Northwest Territories, Canada, during the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush and details White Fang s journey to domestication It is a companion novel and a thematic mirror to London s best known work, The Call of the Wild, which is about a kidnapped, domesticated dog embracing his wild ancestry to survive and thrive in the wild Much of White Fang is written from the viewpoint of the titular canine character, enabling London to explore how animals view their world and how they view humans White Fang examines the violent world of wild animals and the equally violent world of humans The book also explores complex themes including morality and redemption 1974 1332 221 1335 223 1340 207 1343 1354 258 1369 275 256 1364 206 1388 159 9789642621569 1388 159 9789642646340 1393 159 9786009184811 1364 1370 111 1374 128 1386 302 9789645361981 1394 1389 112 9789642621743 1392 226 9789648329438 1394 64 9786006753881

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    Can an animal part wolf, part dog, be rehabilitated and become a domestic pet The exact opposite of, another Jack London novel, The Call of the Wild So the premise is, in White Fang A runaway former Indian bred she wolf, Kiche, along with forty odd others, in a wolf pack, are following three men on a dog sled, two still alive Famine grips the territory in the Yukon, during the Klondike Gold Rush, Canada, just before the start of the Twentieth Century The wild animals are starving, literal Can an animal part wolf, part dog, be rehabilitated and become a domestic pet The exact opposite of, another Jack London novel, The Call of the Wild So the premise is, in White Fang A runaway former Indian bred she wolf, Kiche, along with forty odd others, in a wolf pack, are following three men on a dog sled, two still alive Famine grips the territory in the Yukon, during the Klondike Gold Rush, Canada, just before the start of the Twentieth Century The wild animals are starving, literally they re just skin and bones Bill and Henry need to get to civilization quickly before the wolves have dinner A dead man is on the sled, in a coffin some kind of British nobleman, name never given , why such a person is here, the two live ones can t figure out, and never asked Their job is to take him to a little remote town Strange goings on , Bill feeds the seven dogs with fish, at camp, but Henry tells his partner they have only six Fires ring the fugitives from the law, of the survival of the fittest, the higher the flames arise, the better, how long the wood will last, is something the men don t want to think about A dog disappears in the bitter cold , horrific night, at another stop another and , well you get the picture , nodogs, or bullets One gentleman is left, the hungry wolves come in.The wolf pack breaks up into smaller and smaller groups, the famine ends Kiche the she wolf, with some dog blood, takes a mate, One Eye, an older animal A litter of five, are born by the Mackenzie River, but only one cub, later named White Fang, reaches maturity In the future, a vicious ninety pounds of anger, kill before they kill you is his way He learned it early, to live is the only important thing All else doesn t matter, nature is cruel, the brave, the strong prosper, the weak, fall down and stay down Grey Beaver captures the cub, his late brother had owned his mother, Kiche, so he claims him as his The tribe agrees, and takes him to the Indian village, later sells the valuable grown up wolfdog, to Beauty Smith who brought the liquor bottles , while drunk, an alias that the white man doesn t deserve, not by a long shot, he is the ugliest man around The beatings that White Fang received, from Grey Beaver, is increased greatly by Smith, he likes punishing the animal, it makes him feel brave and he is the biggest coward in Fort Yukon His new owner has contests, dog fights, inside a cage, the crowd of men cheer on wildly, humans, the real beasts , bet on their favorites, during the carnage, with any opponent fool enough to challenge White Fang Turning the already brutal wolf dog, into a smart, perfect, killing machine Until Weedon Scott, arrives, a kind man with political influence The question, will Scott rescue the unloved wolf dog, who has never known gentleness from people, just whippings, and the club, on the head, or a kick to the body, get the salvation he desperately needs Probably Jack London s best book

  3. says:

    White Fang, Jack London s 1906 companion and thematic mirror story to his classic The Call of the Wild begins with an archetypal London setting, a scene of desperate survival in a harsh, cruel environment Following the growth of a hybrid wolf dog as he grows and fights and survives in the frozen north, White Fang embodies and demonstrates many of the common themes of London s work such as survival of the fittest, isolation from society, and a primitive naturalism In the spirit of Joseph Conr White Fang, Jack London s 1906 companion and thematic mirror story to his classic The Call of the Wild begins with an archetypal London setting, a scene of desperate survival in a harsh, cruel environment Following the growth of a hybrid wolf dog as he grows and fights and survives in the frozen north, White Fang embodies and demonstrates many of the common themes of London s work such as survival of the fittest, isolation from society, and a primitive naturalism In the spirit of Joseph Conrad and Algernon Blackwood, London subtly personifies the wild until it is as much a character as one who gets a line of dialogue Blackwood s novella The Wendigo is a close companion to White Fang in that the frozen, inhospitable and unforgiving northlands comes to add an antagonistic quality to the narrative In many ways White Fang,brutal and less dramatic than Call of the Wild, is thequintessential London novel, though my pick for best London book is still The Sea Wolf

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    I think I am one of the few who did not have this book as required reading in school.White Fang chronicles the harsh realities of life When this book begins, two men and trying to bring back the body of a third using their dog sled team There has been a lack of food and night by night one of their dogs go missing Finally, they see the culprit a she wolf who is luring their dogs away Food is scarce, and she is part of a wolf pack trying to survive Soon the men are being hunted by the wolve I think I am one of the few who did not have this book as required reading in school.White Fang chronicles the harsh realities of life When this book begins, two men and trying to bring back the body of a third using their dog sled team There has been a lack of food and night by night one of their dogs go missing Finally, they see the culprit a she wolf who is luring their dogs away Food is scarce, and she is part of a wolf pack trying to survive Soon the men are being hunted by the wolves and it becomes a battle to survive Besides She Wolf half dog half wolf , an older wolf called one eye is with the pack Eventually they mate, and White Fang becomes their surviving pup.Initially life is good for White Fang He is inquisitive and lets his instincts help him learn to explore and hunt But one day he and his Mother come across men Gods and their lives change Soon Mother and Pup are separated, and White Fang gets his introductions into the harsh realities of life He learns the pains of separation, the pains of beatings and the pains of not fitting in with the other dogs and wolves White Fang is sold and has an evensadistic owner who turns him into a fighter Eventually White Fang is saved and begins a new life where he eventually knows kindness and trust He becomes part of a family again.So now that I have told you the plot of the entire book, I will tell you that I really enjoyed this story I liked how the story is mainly told through White Fang s POV It gives the reader a great look at White Fang s impulses, instincts, personality, fears and thoughts Well written and with a sweet ending London captured the environment and elements brilliantly I love when I read a book and feel as if I am right there during the action I m glad that I selected to read this as part of a group read.Seeof my reviews at www.openbookpost.com

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    I was reminded of Diana, the Huntress with her lop eared hounds driving her chariot and her nymphs as her hunting companions when I read this book And it is as that Goddess that I accompanied the wolf White Fang the only survivor out of a litter of five puppies , on his incredible journey through life I was the hidden onlooker basking in all the trials and tribulations that overcame him, be it through periods of famine, extreme brutality by human beings, his necessity and desire to hunt and t I was reminded of Diana, the Huntress with her lop eared hounds driving her chariot and her nymphs as her hunting companions when I read this book And it is as that Goddess that I accompanied the wolf White Fang the only survivor out of a litter of five puppies , on his incredible journey through life I was the hidden onlooker basking in all the trials and tribulations that overcame him, be it through periods of famine, extreme brutality by human beings, his necessity and desire to hunt and to kill Due to all of this he was hated both by man and dog So having no kindness in his life how could he possibly ever like a person, never mind love him.This isn t your ordinary wolf with a touch of dog thrown in for good measure, but a very intelligent creature who soon realizes from the time of being a puppy that it s a question of survival living in this harsh Canadian climate and where you have the choice of being the one who eats or ends up being eaten it is indeed survival of the fittest He soon finds out that he doesn t actually have a choice in the way that he can lead his life He realizes the power of men, the gods as he calls them, and being faced with famine, he quickly realizes what direction his life has to take.Incredible dogs are met such as Lip lip, Collie, Dick the hound, White Fang s mother, Kiche, the reddish furred wolf dog who had violent inclinations, and One Eye the successful rival out of three fighting to be the object of her attention and desire, and ultimately the father of White Fang The battle began fairly, but it did not end fairly There was no telling what the outcome would have been, for the third wolf joined the elder and together, old leader and young leader, they attacked the ambitious three year old and proceeded to destroy him He was beset on either side by the merciless fangs of his erstwhile comrades Forgotten were the days they had hunted together, the game they had pulled down, the famine they had suffered That business was a thing of the past The business of love was at hand even a sterner and crueler business than that of food gettingAnd in the meantime, the she wolf, the cause of it all, sat down contentedly on her haunches and watched She was even pleased This was her day and it came not often when manes bristled, and fang smote fang or ripped and tore the yielding flesh, all for the possession of her.I really loved White Fang, despite whatever he got up to because you as the reader were allowed to enter into his reasoning mind That was so clever of the author and I often had tears to my eyes in parts and even a lump in my throat One of those occasions showed White Fang, barking for the first time.And what an incredible mix of individuals who blend in so well within the fabric of this book The evil ones such as the Indian Gray Beaver, and Beauty Smith, who trained dogs to kill in blood sports versus the good individuals such as Judge Scott, Weedon Scott and his wife Alice and Matt, the dog musher I defy anyone who will not be overwhelmed with the brilliance of this book by London Once I had picked this book up, I could only quickly eat, and couldn t put it down until I had finished it.Jack London through his magnificent descriptions has embraced life in the northlands during the Yukon Gold rush in the 1890 s and shown such a graphic insight of the savagery of life then, with human beings, especially their violence towards their sled dogs Nevertheless, he counters this by also demonstrating kindness and loyalty But this author s incredible imagination keeps the reader hanging on with enthusiasm regardless of what happens There was a sensational section with a man bent on revenge, to name but one of the different wonderful sections of this book and in several other cases, the men and women who came to realize the worth of White Fang.In conclusion, this is one of those books that has to be read As for future reading, I can see myself re reading it many times in the future as this is an absolutely wonderful read and there s nothingto be said

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    I know why I loved this as a kid It is a raw adventure, with a natural charm, and the idea of a wild wolf dog that is tamed by one man s kindness would have been irresistible to my nine year old self Even as an adult, it reads like a heroic tale, as White Fang fights his way through life s difficulties, like Odysseus trying to find his way home There can be little doubt that Jack London understood the nature of a wild animal and the dangerous life in the Northern climes The descriptive power I know why I loved this as a kid It is a raw adventure, with a natural charm, and the idea of a wild wolf dog that is tamed by one man s kindness would have been irresistible to my nine year old self Even as an adult, it reads like a heroic tale, as White Fang fights his way through life s difficulties, like Odysseus trying to find his way home There can be little doubt that Jack London understood the nature of a wild animal and the dangerous life in the Northern climes The descriptive powers of London made me shiver with the chill of the cold and the fear that must accompany a night spent with a fire being the only thing standing between a man and a hungry wolf pack There are moments of animal cruelty and even nature s cruelty that make one cringe, but the story is true to life, and life is often unkind But there is also a feeling of hope, of the possibility of survival, and of the love that a dog, or even a wolf, can offer a man, whether he deserves it or not

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    My second book by Jack London As a kid, I watched Disney s movie with Ethan Hawke and loved every second of it The majesty of the nature scenes, the thrilling albeit tragic life of the wolf the German title of the story is Wolf s Blood Since I keep working my way through a wide range of classics, Jack London was not to be missed and his books were really perfect for winter incidentally, the weather got really icy every time I picked one of them up.We follow a she wolf as she chooses a m My second book by Jack London As a kid, I watched Disney s movie with Ethan Hawke and loved every second of it The majesty of the nature scenes, the thrilling albeit tragic life of the wolf the German title of the story is Wolf s Blood Since I keep working my way through a wide range of classics, Jack London was not to be missed and his books were really perfect for winter incidentally, the weather got really icy every time I picked one of them up.We follow a she wolf as she chooses a mate and has a litter One of the pups is the titular White Fang Through his eyes we experience the life among his siblings, famine, encounters first with Natives and then with white humans, dog fights, pain and betrayal but also love and even humour.Despite the age of London s stories, they address topics that are still relevant today such as human greed, falsehood, friendship andThe author s musings regarding human nature incorporated in this adventure were poignant and mostly accurate I disagree about Beauty Smith not being culpable.I seriously hated most humans here lol Naturally, people thought differently about animals then compared to now, but even then one should have valued life, whether furry or not I can consider the times a story takes place in but animal cruelty is wrong no matter what century.Thus, despite Grey Beaver already having been horrible, Beauty Smith was the worst because he pollutes the already tarnished White Fang To a certain degree, that made them alike both had bad pasts full of negative experiences The noteable difference, showing that the author also thinks animals are the better people, is how view spoiler White Fang manages to turn around and lead a good life thanks to his benevolent master in the end hide spoiler.Best of all are the nature descriptions It seems to be Jack London s greatest gift The characters are nicely fleshed out and the story is solid and keeps you at the edge of your seat, but it wouldn t work the same way if it weren t for the reader landing smack in the middle of ice and snow in the American North, the wild north full of woods and lynxes and all kinds of other wildlife Moreover, as mentioned in the previous book I read by him, it shows that he was actually there himself He knows what the cold feels like, how the different hours of light and dark can have a significant impact on one s mood, what noises keep one on edge the whole time and how one must rely upon one s companions furry and otherwise.Longing is what this book is all about Longing for freedom and independence, but also for a place one can call home, longing for companionship and love, longing for the vast wilderness and spirit of nature

  8. says:

    I can still remember the day I received the hardcover edition of this novel as a christmas present by my grandmother four or five years ago At a time when I was still recuperating from the classics thrown at us in school with the pure result of me feeling disgusted by everything which has been publishedthan one hundred years ago, I decided White Fang to be a piece of literature I d better not pick up And so it rested on my book shelf forthan three years before I brought myself to o I can still remember the day I received the hardcover edition of this novel as a christmas present by my grandmother four or five years ago At a time when I was still recuperating from the classics thrown at us in school with the pure result of me feeling disgusted by everything which has been publishedthan one hundred years ago, I decided White Fang to be a piece of literature I d better not pick up And so it rested on my book shelf forthan three years before I brought myself to open it again The first of altogether five parts turned out to be arduous to read, since I expected an animal s viewpoint, but read a story about two men trying to survive in Canada s wilderness I finally stopped reading at page forty or so and put it back on my shelves.Then, one year ago, I returned to White Fang , telling myself continuously it couldn t be that bad, and exactly at that point where Part Two began, I fell in love with this book White Fang s story is told in such a magnificient way, you can t help yourself but root for his wolf, hope for his survival, suffer with him through everything he has to endure Jack London s novel became one of the first classics I enjoyed, and although some time still had to pass before I would turn my attention towards other classics, it ultimately broke the ice between me and classics, a long lasting antipathy fabricated by my teacher s abilities to kill any interest in reading all those great books out there.Highly recommended

  9. says:

    Although I did enjoy White Fang, I did not enjoy it as much as The Call of the Wild Glad I finally read it though Although I did enjoy White Fang, I did not enjoy it as much as The Call of the Wild Glad I finally read it though

  10. says:

    One of my all time favorite books Hard at times, bloody, but if you love the outdoors, and dogs, try it The above was my original minimalist review of this book Actually the book doesn t require much of a review beyond, great book However as a friend here noted she s just reading it my mind was drawn back to it As noted below I grew up on a small farm and didn t have access to a lot of novels I had 4 my parents had given me as gifts over time and our school had a small library T One of my all time favorite books Hard at times, bloody, but if you love the outdoors, and dogs, try it The above was my original minimalist review of this book Actually the book doesn t require much of a review beyond, great book However as a friend here noted she s just reading it my mind was drawn back to it As noted below I grew up on a small farm and didn t have access to a lot of novels I had 4 my parents had given me as gifts over time and our school had a small library There wasn t a public library nearby I found this and Call of the Wild in the school library I would have been about 11 I think.I love dogs I d lost a couple of dogs by that time country living was stillof a dose of reality then White Fang is the story of a young half wolf from his birth on view spoiler In many ways Call of the Wild and White Fang are the opposite of each other one the story of a dog becoming a wolf in the wild the other a story of a half wolf coming to love a man hide spoiler I grew to love this book I read and reread it Later I bought it and kept it on my shelves I may have read the print off a few of its pages.If I liked Call of the Wild I loved this book It is the second novel in my life that I read over and over and I recommend that if you haven t read it you try it I m not a dyed in the wool London fan, that said I like many of his outdoor tales even if I don t agree with many of his views Here I think is a masterful though simple book I highly recommend it

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