Buck did not read the newspapers, or he would have known that trouble was brewing,...

Thus begins Jack London’s classic novel, The Call of the Wild. Published in 1903 by Macmillan, the book became an instant success, selling millions of copies around the world. It is said that Jack London was the most widely read American author in the first decade of the twentieth century.
The novel’s protagonist is a dog named Buck. Part St. Bernard and part Scotch Sheppard, Buck is kidnapped away from his comfortable California home and taken to the frozen north because “men, groping inThis book is recommended for anyone who likes adventure, especially dog lovers.