Yup, we’ve got that one

And more than one million more. Become a member today and read free for two weeks.

Read free for two weeks
One of Londons most popular novels, the plot storyline follows a dog named Buck, who is a four year old 140lb Saint Bernard and Scotch Shepard mix. Buck is abducted from a comfortable life as a pet and tossed into the maelstrom of the Yukon Gold Rush and the brutal realities of frontier life. Buck changes hands a number of times before landing in the kindly hands of John Thornton, a brief respite before the storys final turn. The plot concerns a previously domesticated dog named Buck, whose primordial instincts return after a series of events leads to his serving as a sled dog in the Yukon during the 19th-century Klondike Gold Rush, in which sled dogs were bought at generous prices. Buck learns from his experiences and becomes an overall dominant (conquering), primordial (More like ancestors) beast (undomesticated). Buck also learns lessons and remembers instincts (from his ancestors) that help him to become a ferocious beast.Published in 1903, The Call of the Wild is Londons most read book, and it is generally considered his best, the masterpiece of his so-called early period. Because the protagonist is a dog, it is sometimes classified as a juvenile novel, but it is dark in tone and contains numerous scenes of cruelty and violence. The Yeehat, a group of Alaska Natives portrayed in Call of the Wild, were a figment of Londons imagination.
Published: Emereo Publishing on Nov 05, 2012
ISBN: 9781486410750
List price: $7.95
Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
Availability for The Call of the Wild - The Original Classic Edition
With a 30 day free trial you can read online for free
  1. This book can be read on up to 6 mobile devices.
Clear rating

Overall I liked the book even though there was a lot of blood and cruelty. In this story Buck a dog who lived the easy life at an estate was not use to the ways of the wild. The wilderness taught him to adapt or to die and he chose to adapt. This book takes you through the joys and griefs of Buck's life.read more
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
A romantic view of Alaska and the dogs that helped the early explorers and gold seekers open up the land to new settlers.read more
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
This is one of those books that I might have read before and forgotten about it. This was a pretty good book, I think my favorite part was that I picked up a new vocabulary word because the author over used it... "virility."read more
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
Read all reviews

Reviews

Overall I liked the book even though there was a lot of blood and cruelty. In this story Buck a dog who lived the easy life at an estate was not use to the ways of the wild. The wilderness taught him to adapt or to die and he chose to adapt. This book takes you through the joys and griefs of Buck's life.
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
A romantic view of Alaska and the dogs that helped the early explorers and gold seekers open up the land to new settlers.
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
This is one of those books that I might have read before and forgotten about it. This was a pretty good book, I think my favorite part was that I picked up a new vocabulary word because the author over used it... "virility."
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
The call of the wild, a fantastic book which strokes every reader’s vanity and pride, is about a southern dog, Buck who is taken from his farm and sold up north to draw sledges in the Arctic. The story is about his struggles with the new conditions and new masters.The book beautifully describes the transformation of a domesticated dog to wildness. A very powerful book.and a must read.
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
The story is written from the perspective of Buck, the dog. He is large, he is faithful and pragmatic, and he is kidnapped by a worker on the ranch he lives on, and sold to a trader who sends him north to run with a team dragging sleds. Poor Buck is mistreated, and faces a hard run. It is not just humans who are cruel to him, other dogs resent his size and presence, and battles for position as alpha male take place. The dog team are run to the ground, and Bucks saving grace is his size, strength and stamina. He is passed to and from inept and cruel owners until he finally meets an owner he can trust and bond with.It's a nice, if somewhat violent, story. Nothing too deep, but a read that carries you along.
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
A great story of the struggle between tame and wild. A true classic that everyone should read. Great for the younger generations.
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
Load more
scribd