Jack London (1876-1916) is an author of stories about the frontiers of the American West, Alaska, and the peoples of the Pacific Islands. He was also a photographer and journalist who was featured in a travelling exhibit at the Museum. His best known works described the Alaskan Gold Rush: Call of the Wild, White Fang, and Sea Wolf. Equally compelling but lesser known are his Pacific Island stories which they grew out of his experiences sailing the Ocean between 1908-1916.
The Cruise of the Snark. / Jack London. Published by Mills and Boon, Limited, 1911.
Jack London, photographer. / Jeanne Campbell Reesman, Sara S. Hodson, and Philip Adam. Published by University of Georgia Press, 2010.
Selections Novels and Stories. / Jack London. Published by Library of America, 1982.
Selections. Novels and Social Writings. / Jack London. Published by Library of America, 1982.
Stories of Hawaii. / Jack London. Edited by A. Grove Day. Published by Mutual Publishing, 1986, c1965.
Tales of the Pacific. / Jack London. Published by Penguin Books, 1989.
Jack London in Aloha-land. / Charmian Kittredge London. Author of “Voyaging in Wild Seas”. Published by Kegan Paul, Distributed by Columbia University Press, New York, 2002.
Jack London, Sailor on Horseback; A Biographical Novel by Irving Stone. Published by doubleday and Company, Inc., 1937.
Jack London’s Tales of Cannibals and Headhunters : Nine South Seas Stories by America’s Master of Adventure. / Jack London. Edited and annotated by Gary Riedl and Thomas R. Tietze. Published by University of New Mexico Press, 2006.
A powerfully-engaged man, London traveled to Asia as a war correspondent in the Russo-Japanese War, photographing people and conditions there. He also appeared in England where he posed homeless along London’s quays so he could study the struggles of poverty and wrote “The People of the Abyss”, an acknowledged and socially-charged statement of the times (early 1900).
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