Jack London: White Fang

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  • Susan Gatti (Indiana University of Pennsylvania)

Jack London published White Fang in 1906. By that time, the author was firmly established as a productive, popular literary figure. Previous bestsellers, like The Call of the Wild (1903) and The Sea Wolf (1905), had secured London’s reputation as a writer of best-selling adventure fiction, and London was well on his way to attaining million-dollar status as a professional writer. But, between 1905 and 1910, London’s political and philosophical interests were driving him toward more politically-focused literary productions. In this mid-career phase, London channeled his socialist convictions into such texts as The Road (1907), The Iron Heel (1908), and Martin Eden (1909).

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Gatti, Susan. "White Fang". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 05 April 2012
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