John Griffith "Jack" London (born John Griffith Chaney, January 12, 1876 – November 22, 1916) was an American author, journalist, and social activist. He was a pioneer in the then-burgeoning world of commercial magazine fiction and was one of the first fiction writers to obtain worldwide celebrity and a large fortune from his fiction alone. 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 Fire", "An Odyssey of the North", and "Love of Life". He also wrote of the South Pacific in such stories as "The Pearls of Parlay" and "The Heathen", and of the San Francisco Bay area in The Sea Wolf.
London was a passionate advocate of unionization, socialism, and the rights of workers and wrote several powerful works dealing with these topics such as his dystopian novel, The Iron Heel and his non-fiction exposé, The People of the Abyss.
Read more about Jack London: Family, Early Life, Gold Rush and First Success, First Marriage (1900–1904), Second Marriage, Beauty Ranch (1905–1916), Death, Accusations of Plagiarism, Bibliography, Legacy and Honors, Footnotes
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... Autobiography of the long-serving former mayor revised by Jack Herzberg and reissued 1988 as His Honor, The Buckaroo (Reno Publisher Jack Herzberg). 1990 Jack London and His Daughters, Joan London (Berkeley Heyday Books). 1999 Jack London A Life, Alex Kershaw (New York St ...
... Jack London met Charmian in March 1900 on a visit to the Eames' about publishing his writings ... Biographer Russ Kingman called Charmian "Jack's soul-mate, always at his side, and a perfect match." Jack died in 1916, bequeathing nearly his entire estate to Charmian ... Charmian and Jack had no children who survived them ...
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