Jack London fought his way up out of the factories and waterfront dives of West Oakland to become the highest paid, most popular novelist and short story writer of his day. He wrote passionately and prolifically about the great questions of life and death, the struggle to survive with dignity and integrity, and he wove these elemental ideas into stories of high adventure based on his own firsthand experiences at sea, or in Alaska, or in the fields and factories of California. As a result, his writing appealed not to the few, but to millions of people all around the world.
Along with his books and stories, however, Jack London was widely known for his personal exploits. He was a celebrity, a colorful and controversial personality who was often in the news. Generally fun-loving and playful, he could also be combative, and was quick to side with the underdog against injustice or oppression of any kind. He was a fiery and eloquent public speaker, and much sought after as a lecturer on socialism and other economic and political topics. Despite his avowed socialism, most people considered him a living symbol of rugged individualism, a man whose fabulous success was due not to special favor of any kind, but to a combination of unusual mental ability and immense vitality.
Strikingly handsome, full of laughter, restless and courageous to a fault, always eager for adventure on land or sea, he was one of the most attractive and romantic figures of his time.
Jack London ascribed his literary success largely to hard work - to "dig," as he put it. He tried never to miss his early morning 1,000-word writing stint, and between 1900 and 1916 he completed over fifty books, including both fiction and non-fiction, hundreds of short stories, and numerous articles on a wide range of topics. Several of the books and many of the short stories are classics of their kind, well thought of in critical terms and still popular around the world. Today, almost countless editions of London's writings are available and some of them have been translated into as many as seventy different languages.
In addition to his daily writing stint and his commitments as a lecturer, London also carried on voluminous correspondence (he received some 10,000 letters per year), read proofs of his work as it went to press, negotiated with his various agents and publishers,
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Describes how jack london fought his way up from the factories and waterfront dives of west oakland to become the highest paid, most popular novelist and short story writer of his day.
Explains that jack london was a colorful and controversial personality who was often in the news. he was fiery and eloquent public speaker, and sought after as an economic and political lecturer.
Opines that jack london's literary success was due to hard work. he completed over fifty books, including fiction and non-fiction, hundreds of short stories, and numerous articles.
Explains london's daily writing stint and commitments as a lecturer, along with voluminous correspondence, read proofs of his work as it went to press, negotiated with various agents and publishers, and conducted other business.
Describes how glen ellen managed to fit all these things and still find time to go swimming, horseback riding, or sailing on san francisco bay. he also spent 27 months cruising the south pacific in the snark, put in two tours of duty as an overseas war correspondent, traveled widely for pleasure, entertained a constant stream of guests whenever he was at home.
Describes how london was attracted to the sonoma valley by its magnificent natural landscape, a unique combination of high hills, fields, and streams.
Narrates how he was internationally famous for call of the wild (1903), the sea wolf (1904), and other literary and journalistic accomplishments. he divorced bessie (maddern) and married charmian (kittredge).
Explains london's'man-trap' of living and owning land near glen ellen was a way of escaping from oakland. london was too restless, too eager for foreign travel, to settle down and spend all his time there.
Explains that the great voyage was to last seven years and take jack and charmian around the world. discouraged by a variety of health problems, london returned to glen ellen and to his plans for the ranch.
Explains how glen ellen bought more land and moved to a small ranch house in the middle of his holdings. he rode horseback throughout the countryside, exploring every canyon, glen, and hilltop.
Describes how jack and charmian london's dream house began to take shape early in 1911 as albert farr, a well-known san francisco architect, put their ideas on paper and then supervised the early stages of construction.
Opines that london's loss was a crushing financial blow and the wreck of his long-cherished dream. the fire started by spontaneous combustion of oily rags.
Narrates how london's destruction of the wolf house left him terribly depressed, but after a few days he forced himself to go back to work.
Narrates how he spent a considerable amount of time living and working aboard his 30-foot yawl, the roamer, around san francisco bay and throughout the nearby sacramento-san joaquin delta.
Analyzes how charmian persuaded him to spend several months in hawaii, where he seemed better able to relax and more willing to take care of himself. his greatest satisfaction came from his ranch activities and his ever more ambitious plans for expanding the ranch and increasing its productivity.
Narrates how his doctors urged him to ease up, to change his work habits and his diet, and to get more exercise. he plunged on with his writing and ranch, generously supporting friends and relations through it all.
Recounts how jack london died of gastrointestinal uremic poisoning on november 22, 1916. he was 40 years old and had been suffering from a variety of ailments.
With an early interest in writing, and a mind that saw the world in a truly unique way, it is no wonder John Steinbeck was such a successful author. His realistic and relatable novels continue to attract audiences of all age groups. John Steinbeck was an American author whose novels about humans and their relationships with each other and their surroundings have become well known classics all across the world.
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Explains that john steinbeck's realistic and relatable novels continue to attract audiences of all age groups. his novels about humans and their relationships have become well-known classics all across the world.
Explains that steinbeck was born in 1902 in salinas valley, california. he was the only boy with three sisters and was introduced to literature at a young age.
Narrates how steinbeck dropped out of college in 1925 with no degree, but pursued a successful writing career. he published tortilla flat, of mice and men, and grapes of wrath.
Analyzes how steinbeck's 1937 novel, of mice and men, tells the story of the friendship, and hardship shared between the two main characters, george and lennie.
Analyzes how steinbeck portrays the strong friendship between george and lennie in the bunk house.
Narrates how curly and lennie get in a fight and george consolles them of the farm they are going to buy one day, and happily live on.
Analyzes how steinbeck's use of a dramatic, tragic, unpredictable ending is one of the reasons the book is so well known.
Describes john steinbeck's many awards, including the new york drama critics' circle award for of mice and men, the nobel prize in literature, and the presidents medal of freedom.
Explains that steinbeck's timeless novels have become classics that still apply, and are read in today’s society. his relaxed writing style and unique tone attract readers from all age groups.
The Red One
Jack London was one of America’s greatest authors. His works were of tales from the unexplored savage lands of the Klondike to the cannibal infested Philippine Island chain of the vast Pacific, and even the far reaches of space and time. Jack London himself was a pioneer of the unexplored savage frontier. London wrote about this unknown frontier with a cunning sense of adventure and enthrallment. “He keeps the reader on tenterenters books by withholding facts in a way that makes him participate in the action'; (Charles Child Walcutt 16).
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Opines that jack london was one of america's greatest authors. his tales dealt with nature, the men and women who neglected the fact that they were mere mortals.
Analyzes how jack london's tale of bassett, a collector of prized species, explores the cannibal-infested island of guadalcanal.
Analyzes how london portrays the significance of bassett setting his eyes upon the red one.
Analyzes how bassett realizes that he is looking upon a forgotten memory after his death, despite his almost fully paralyzed body.
...concern and earned his reputation as one of the finest authors in America. By incorporating historical, biographical, and working class perspectives, Steinbeck created a novel which opened the eyes of the readers, as well as offer an honor to man’s will to survive.
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Explains that john steinbeck was one of the most influential writers of twentieth century. his work became famous primarily for its social consciousness.
Explains that john ernst steinbeck was born in salinas, california on february 27, 1902. he grew up in a fertile and agricultural valley about 25 miles away from the pacific coast.
Explains that the grapes of wrath (1939) was one of the most influential novels written in the 20th century. the protagonist, tom joad, returns to his home in oklahoma after being incarcerated.
Analyzes how steinbeck portrayed the joad family as an example of a family whose lives had been severely ruined by the great depression.
Explains that migrant camps and labor unions are examples of a historical aspect in the grapes of wrath.
Describes how migrant workers, led by jim casy, formed labor unions to protect their rights and living wages, which were discouraged by land owners as well as the police.
Analyzes how steinbeck intended to include "blue collar radicalism" into the grapes of wrath to raise social consciousness about problems that migrant workers were facing.
Analyzes how steinbeck's migrant subject matter was inspired by events that took place in his hometown, salinas.
Compares steinbeck's the grapes of wrath and the chrysanthemums. both novels portray events that stem from selfishness.
Compares the grapes of wrath and the chrysanthemums, stating that steinbeck wanted to show that not all women were stereotypically ignorant.
Explains that the grapes of wrath received many critical acclaims for being the finest working class novel of the 1930's, and steinbeck received the pulitzer prize for it.
Analyzes how steinbeck's the grapes of wrath earned his reputation as one of the finest american authors. by incorporating historical, biographical, and working-class perspectives, he created a novel which opened the eyes of readers.
Cites steinbeck's biography of life, family, children, story, school, mother, son, book, information, born, house, in encyclopedia of world biography.
As one of America’s greatest writers, Ernest Hemmingway recounted his personal life experiences to create his novels. Hemmingway lead an interesting life, filled with romance, travel, and adventure. It was this lifestyle that provided him with much of the material that he used to write his greatest novels. Writing was more of a story telling exercise for Hemmingway, because he had firsthand experience at most of what he wrote about. Hemmingway was also influenced by many of the people he met throughout his life, including women, authors, and news journalists.
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Explains that ernest hemmingway recounted his personal life experiences to create his novels, which provided him with much of the material that he used to write his greatest novels.
Explains that hemmingway was born in his family's home in oak park, illinois on july 18, 1899. he was raised with the conservative midwestern values of strong religion, hard work, and self-determination.
Explains that hemmingway's first writing influence came from his first job as a reporter at the kansas city star newspaper. he joined the red cross to help in the war effort in europe.
Analyzes how hemmingway's experiences of war inspired one of his great novels, "a farewell to arms."
Describes how hemmingway met his first of four wives, hadley richardson, and returned to europe at the end of 1921. he made social and business relationships with the likes of ezra pound, james joyce, gertrude stein and sylvia beach.
Narrates how hemmingway divorced his first wife and married pauline pfeiffer in 1927. they returned to the united states and took up residence in key west florida.
Narrates how hemmingway wrote several novels, including the spanish civil war, and wwii. he returned to paris in 1944 and joined general buck lanham and the 22nd infantry regiment.
Analyzes how ernest hemmingway wrote so many great books that evolved from his personal experiences in his life, the adventures that he took, and the wars that
Explains that ernest hemingway: a storyteller's legacy. john fitzgerald kennedy library - columbia point, boston, massachusetts.
Earnest Hemingway was well known as a strong writer, but what many readers of his do not know about is the inspiration he gained throughout his life and experiences that made him a very prolific writer. There are events in his life from childhood to adulthood that helped accustom to his very unique style of writing. Hemingway was a different kind of writer than others; he often used reoccurring words of specific diction in order to create an effect on the reader. Every single one of his books were based off of something, as Hemingway was not the type of writer who sat in a log cabin writing all day. Hemingway was a man of great experiences, and his life was full of many inspirations that had helped attribute to his novels and unique writing style. Every idea of his was based off of personal experience, which he found inspiring. This is what makes him such a unique and original writer in my mind, due to his amazing life experiences.
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Explains that earnest hemingway was a strong writer, but the inspiration he gained through his life and experiences made him prolific. he used reoccurring words of specific diction to create an effect.
Explains that hemingway's mother was a classically trained musician who paid the mortgage for her and influenced him with his dedication and commitment to writing.
Analyzes how hemingway's writing style and writing structure came from his parents, his high school education, and his first job as a journalist.
Analyzes how hemingway's world war 1 experience inspired the whole of a farewell to arms, in which he describes his opinions of war and love open minded while following the character henry.
Analyzes how hemingway's famous novel, a farewell to arms, is based off of his relationship with a nurse at the red cross hospital that he stayed at.
Concludes that all hemingway's writing has been derived from nothing else but personal experience. he is the type of person who has many stories to tell.
“James Baldwin’s turbulent and passionate life informs all of his writings” (Magill 104). Baldwin was a well-defined writer. “In his essays, he constantly depicted and expanded upon personal experiences” (Magill 104). Baldwin's ability to write with such passion and drama is what makes him truly gifted. “In his fiction he drew on autobiographical events, issues, and characters, building dramatic situations that closely reflected his intimate experience of the world” (Magill 104). Baldwin’s talent of choosing words carefully and connecting images with emotions helped him achieve maximum effect in his work (Magill 104). His work was fascinating. “James Baldwin wrote to understand the trials of the past and to articulate principles for the future” (Magill 104). Baldwin’s writing style is what has made him so famous
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Analyzes how james baldwin's life, work, and accomplishments have made him one of the most prestigious writers in american literature.
Explains that james baldwin was born in new york city on august 2, 1924. his father constantly criticized and teased him, and he rebelled against the church to pursue writing.
Explains that baldwin's work was extremely important to him. baldwin received a saxton fellowship for the manuscript, but its rejection by publishers devastated him and made him go into hiding.
Explains that baldwin's turbulent and passionate life informs all of his writings. his talent of choosing words carefully and connecting images with emotions helped him achieve maximum effect in his work.
Analyzes how james baldwin achieved a lot in his lifetime as an african-american. baldwin remained deeply sensitive to the plight of the blacks and committed to civil rights.
Analyzes how james baldwin remained an important figure in the 1960s. he produced a number of important works of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.
Analyzes how james baldwin's quote states the challenge of being an african-american writer. baldwin was not handed anything, but had to learn it all himself.
John Steinbeck was perhaps the best author of all time. He was the winner of a Nobel Prize, and among other accomplishments, Steinbeck published nineteen novels and made many movies during his lifetime. All of his experience and knowledge are shown through his novels. A reader can tell, just in reading a novel by Steinbeck, that he had been through a lot throughout his life. Also, Steinbeck worked very hard to accomplish everything that he did during his lifetime. Nothing came very easily to him, and he had to earn everything he owned. This helped him in his writing, because he was able to write about real people and real experiences. John Steinbeck got his inspiration from life experiences, people he knew, and places he had gone.
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Analyzes how john steinbeck went on a trip to asia in 1963, which heavily impacted his view of the world. the characterization of lee chong, the grocery store owner, is the most elaborate description throughout the novel.
Concludes that steinbeck was a master at manipulating experiences, people, and places and fitting them perfectly into his works.
Analyzes mintner, david, "the fate of writing during the great depression". a cultural history of the american.
Analyzes how john steinbeck used his life experiences to improve his writing. he was a ranch hand, marine biologist, and wrote war transcripts during world war 2.
Analyzes how john steinbeck incorporated his surroundings into his work in the grapes of wrath.
The Call Of Jack London
During a time when man had gold fever, and
philosophical views plagued the minds of many, one man took
these views and turned them into great outdoor adventures.
John “Jack” Griffith London, a twentieth century author,
wrote The Call of the Wild, other novels, and short stories
that depict the philosophical views of the time and added
adventure to them by using his own life experiences that
carried thousands of men including himself to the Klondike
in search of gold.
In Winter 1876 San Francisco John and Flora London
shared the joy of childbirth in the celebration of their
only child together. They named the baby boy John Griffith
London, or Jack for short.
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Narrates how john "jack" griffith london, a twentieth-century author, wrote the call of the wild, other novels, and short stories.
Narrates how john and flora london shared the joy of childbirth in the celebration of their only child, named john griffithlondon, or jack for short.
Explains that jack london's family was stricken by poverty. his father had many trades, but worked mainly in truckgardening.
Narrates how jack london became an oyster pirate, robbing oyster beds and becoming a heavy drinker.
Describes how jack gave up school to support his family and persuade a writing career. he joined the gold rush to the klondike in the summer of 1897.
Narrates how jack london's first novel, the call of the wild, was accepted by overlandmonthly and was in demand by other magazines.
Narrates how jack london went to the russo-japanese war as a correspondent for the san franciscoexaminer. he was sued for divorce and remarried charmain kittredge.
Explains that crew and jack became vary sick and were forced to abandon the trip within a two year time. uremic poisoning was ruled the cause of his death.
Analyzes how the second half of the nineteenth century called american fiction writers to turn to europe and france for inspiration.
Analyzes how london created adventure stories entirely off their head, using real life experience and philosophy to create realistic and powerful stories full of adventure.
Analyzes how london's other novels were based on the concept of racialhierarchy and the american credo of success.
Analyzes how london gradually takes away all human contact around the main character, buck, until there is none left, and heis own his own as a wild savage
Analyzes how london at his absolute best is seen running ahead of the pack through the pale moonlight orglimmering burealis, leaping gigantic above his fellows, his throat a-bellow.
Explains that the narrative reveals various sorts of relations to the patterns of such a society. the main characters in call of the wild are st. bernard and scottish shepherd.
Analyzes how a spitz had many savage traits that he used to keep the rest of the team in line. the final main character is john thornton.
Analyzes how the setting of the story takes place in multipleenvironments.
Analyzes how jack london's the call of the wild is a twisted interpretation of charles darwin’s theory of evolution.
Analyzes how the story merely takes the reader through buckslife showing the gradual decent. like many london’sworks, he based his stories on current philosophical topics.
Narrates how buck was sold as a prospective sled dog for the primaryuse of gold searching in the klondike. he was transported by boat and train to alaska, all the while being mistreated.
Describes how buck, anintelligent and quick learner, quickly learned the way of life for a sled dog.
Narrates how the sled drivers pushed the exhausted, near death dogs on, some to their death and others evenclose to it. buck, the undisputed leader of the team,refused to go on further.
Narrates how john thornton intervened on buck's beating and saved his life. after many days of rest, buck was granted the rest he deserved.
Narrates how thornton's acute savage senses returned and he was able to hunt and kill prey that was many times his size. buck would live forever more as amyth
Describes the unanswered questions of life, death, and the struggle to survive with dignity and integrity.
Opines that jakc london was one of the most attractive, romantic figures of his time. he sympathized with his superheroes, yet saw no hope for their integration into society unless it was through heart-humbling love.
Opines that jack london's the call of the wild was his first real success. it was a twisted play on the theory of evolution.
Analyzes how london describes a pampereddomestic dog transformed into an arctic wolf on account of his environment and life style.
Analyzes how london's unusual subject allows him to see virtues in return to an aboriginal state that could not be found if humans were the subject.
Explains that jack london used ideas of philosophy that affected the world to inspire his writings, as well as his own experiences and the great adventures celebrated in the age of time.
Jack London: A Life Full of Experiences
Jack London, a god gifted writer, uses all of his imagination and
experiences to write out the novels Call of The Wild and White Fang.
London had trouble growing up due to bad parenting. Due to the
challenges in his life he had to explore the world. He used his experiences
that he got from the wild to write his novels. London, having been active
himself in nature, describes the dangers he faced in Alaska such as, Famine
and death, in the novels Call of The Wild and White Fang.
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Opines that the wolves also faced, what i would like.
Opines that only wolves had to deal with the wild and its problem, and they had also dealt with it.
Narrates how one day while surfing in the sea, he got a heart attach.
Explains that he had to write short stories to make a living.
Explains that in call of the wild, the main character is a husky dog, and in white fang, they are gray cubs. wolves were used to pull on to sleds in the gold rush in alaska.
Opines that in wild life's are at risk as london stated in the white fang, "it is not the way of the wild to like movement.