Charmian Kittredge London (1653 words)

Iris Dunkle (Napa Valley College)
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While traveling in the South Seas in 1908 Charmian Kittredge London wrote, “to put pen on paper what I behold is like painting a picture….there is fascination in trying to share with the many what, so few can see” (Log of the Snark, 278-79). Indeed, throughout her life, Charmian, who is best known for being the second wife of American author Jack London, sought adventure and loved to write about it. She authored four books, many essays and edited and ghost wrote many of Jack London’s works.

“Clara” Charmian Kittredge was born in Wilmington, CA to the poet and writer Dayelle “Daisy” Wiley and the Union Soldier and entrepreneur Willard “Kitt” Kittredge. Her …

Citation: Dunkle, Iris. "Charmian Kittredge London". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 25 January 2021 [, accessed 09 March 2021.]

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