Jack london's full name was john griffith london, and he was born in san francisco after completing grammar school, london worked at various jobs to help support his family an autobiography is a story of an author's life written by the author himself. John griffith london (born john griffith chaney january 12, 1876 - november 22, 1916) was an american novelist, journalist, and social activist. Jack london's biography and life storyjohn griffith jack london (born john griffith chaney, january 12, 1876 - november 22, 1916) was an he is best remembered as the author of the call of the wild and white fang, both set in the klondike gold rush, as well as the short stories to build a. Jack london was born in 1876 in san francisco his full name was john griffith london he was an american writer famous by the fact that he never finished school in his youth, he had a lot of different jobs such as a sailor, ice deliverer and he was even a gold hunter his great passion were journeys. Jack london facts: american author and advocate of socialism jack london (1876-1916) wrote popular adventure stories and social tracts based on unusual additional biography sources sinclair, andrew, jack: a biography of jack london, london: weidenfeld and nicolson, 1978.
Jack london: biography of jack london, us novelist and short-story writer whose best-known works—among them the call of the wild (1903) and white fang (1906)—depict elemental struggles for survival during the 20th century he was one of the most widely translated us authors. Biography of jack london and a searchable collection of works jack london (1876-1916), iconic american author wrote call of the wild (1903) buck did not read the newspapers, or he would have known that trouble was brewing, not alone for himself, but for every tide-water dog, strong of muscle. Jack london fought his way up from a life of hard, factory labor in oakland, california, to become the highest paid, most popular author of his time flora wellman married john london, a widower and father of two, in september of 1876 john london gave his name to flora s illegitimate child, and it.
Biography london jack (1876-1916) is an american writer grow in poverty his father, w h cheney, left his wife before the birth of his son great interest was shown in the works of leo tolstoy, is turgenev, fm dostoyevsky in 1907-1909 he was on a round-the-world trip, described in the book. Jack london was born on january 12, 1876 by age 30 london was internationally famous for his books call of the wild (1903), the sea wolf (1904) and other literary and journalistic accomplishments though he wrote passionately about the great questions of life and death and the struggle to survive. Jack london was a great writer, and a heck of an adventurer, but not a terribly great human being his life shows that there is often a tragic coincidence of talent i recommend this book to people interested in jack london or his works it is an excellent scholarly, detailed biography of jack london.
Jack london wrote rugged adventure stories, and that comes as no surprise a year later, he began his writing career in earnest and went on to author many short stories and novels including his jack london's death continues to be a mystery there is a great deal of controversy over whether it was. Jack london was an american author and journalist who became one of the first authors to become famous and wealthy from his fiction alone he worked for hearst papers in 1904, and covered the russo-japanese war jack london only lived to be 40 years old, but wrote a great number of novels. Jack london: biography dr clarice stasz, 19 aug jack london, an american author known for his thrilling adventure stories, showed the world that even an exciting story that takes place in exotic settings can include all the intricacies of great literature. Jack london is one of the greatest american novelists and short story writers he was born on january 12, 1876 in san francisco jack london - biography updated on january 4, 2018 by admin.
Biography of jack london jack london's naturalistic style sprang from a difficult and tumultuous childhood london openly had affairs, and he traveled a great deal in 1902, a second daughter was born, and jack began to write the call of the wild. See a biography of american writer jack london and learn about some of his most famous works, including his novels, short stories, poems and essays he was an american author who wrote fiction and nonfiction books, short stories, poems, plays, and essays. Jack london biography born: january 12, 1876 san francisco, california died: november 22, 1916 glen ellen, california american author american author and supporter of socialism (a system of social organization in which the government owns and manages the distribution and production of.
Jack london was a short-story writer hailing from america, who was also a social activist and journalist this biography provides detailed information jack london is also known as john griffith chaney was a prolific writer of the nineteenth century he did not have a usual childhood like most of. Jack london biography - the iconic american novelist, short story writer, journalist and social activist, jack london is best known for writing call of the wild but when his own sloop was robbed, london set off to become a beggar his days as a tramp gave london a deep insight into class systems and. Jack london biography bookmark this page manage my reading list personal background by the age of fifteen, london had turned delinquent barely seventeen, he signed aboard the schooner sophie sutherland, bound for japan and the bering sea. Jack london (1876-1916) jack london's full name was john griffith london, novel about his struggle against alcoholi jack london 1899- cold to a gleaming pink, his long lashes and eyebrows white with up a great love for her white lord, — the first white man she had.
Jack london's life was as rugged and adventurous as the tales he told his early works were rejected by publishers, but a series of stories based on his experiences in the far north met with greater success this biography was written by james k bowen for the new book of knowledge. Jack london a short biography • jack london (born jan london's great passion was agriculture, and he was well on the way of creating a new model for ranching through his beauty « « martin eden » » (1909) • is a novel by american author jack london, about a struggling young writer. Jack london is famous for writing, since he was the most popular author of his time the first book he wrote and actually published that wasn't in a london studied his mathematics and sociology, and read great amounts of literature such as washington irving, herman melville, nathaniel hawthorne.