Jack London's Life and Accomplishments

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Jack London is a very creative and intelligent writer. His writing has a positive effect on many people. Jack London was born on January 12, 1876, in California. He was born to Flora Wellman and William Channey, but his father wanted nothing to do with him. So, his stepfather John London was his father figure. London had a lonely childhood because of his parents that paid little to no attention to him. Also, because he moved so much so he could never keep a friend. The only one who was actually there for him as a child was his pet that he loved and adored. That’s why dogs are in most, if not all, of his stories. As a teenager, London had to drop out of school and help his family make money to survive. London had many jobs in the process of supporting his loved ones. When he got older he traveled a lot. He was very adventurous and went to many places such as the Yukon, North Pacific, New York, Japan and Washington D.C. London did decide to settle down at a certain point of his life, when he decided to get married to Bessie Madern and have his two children Joan and Bess. London did decide that he and Bess weren’t a great match so London divorced her. About a year later, London married his “Mate Woman”, Charmian Kittredge; she was whom he stayed with until death. His love for his daughters and dogs kept him inspired to write books. All his books have his incredible life experience from his travels and adventures. Those travels helped him come up with the ideas of his award winning stories. Although he died at age forty, he had many experiences that may seem unbelievable. Writing was only one of his many jobs that kept him occupied in life as Alfred Kazin once said "that the greatest story London ever wrote was the one he lived." L... ... middle of paper ... ....2013. "Overview: “To Build a Fire”." Short Stories for Students. Ed. Ira Mark Milne. Vol. 7. Detroit:Gale Group, 2000. Literature Resource Center. Web. 16 Nov.2013 "Overview: White Fang." Novels for Students. Ed. Jennifer Smith. Vol. 19. Detroit: Gale, 2004 Literature Resource Center. Web. 16 Nov. 2013. "Overview: The Call of the Wild." Literature and Its Times: Profiles of 300 Notable Literary Works and the Historical Events that Influenced Them. Joyce Moss and George Wilson. Vol. 3: Growth of Empires to the Great Depression (1890-1930s). Detroit: Gale, 1997. Literature Resource Center. Web. 16 Nov. 2013. "Overview: 'The Law of Life'." Short Stories for Students. Ed. Sara Constantakis. Vol. 35. Detroit: Gale, 2012. Literature Resource Center. Web. 18 Nov. 2013. Stasz, Clarice, Jack [John Griffith] London. 19 Aug.2001 Copysale 26.Sep.2013.
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