Jack London and the Klondike Gold Rush

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Jack London and the Klondike Gold Rush

Written by:

Peter Lourie

Illustrated By:

Wendell Minor

Published:

March 28, 2017

Publisher:

Henry Holt and Co.

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Summary

Swept up in the Gold Rush of 1897, young Jack London headed north to strike it rich in the Klondike and discovered something more precious than gold―the seeds of the stories that would flower into his classic novels The Call of the Wild and White Fang, and timeless short stories such as "To Build A Fire." This gripping tale follows London as he treks up the ruthless Chilkoot Trail, braves the lethal Whitehorse Rapids, survives a bad case of scurvy, and conquers many more dangers of the Yukon during his quest for gold. Punctuated by stunning black-and-white art by Wendell Minor and illustrative photographic material, here is the compelling story of how one writer drew upon a rugged life of adventure to create works of literature.

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