Jack London

Jack London (January 12, 1876-November 22, 1916) was an American author, journalist, and political activist. He is best remembered as the author of The Call of the Wild (1903) and White Fang (1906), both set in the Yukon during the Klondike Gold Rush. He traveled to the Yukon region of Canada in 1897 to seek his fortune and found life there ample enough a source material for his major literary theme: the struggle for survival of strong men driven by basic human emotions. Among London's other major novels are two that portray brutal men who scorn conventional social attitudes, The Sea Wolf (1904) and Martin Eden (1909). He attacked capitalism with his novel, The People of the Abyss (1903), which evidenced his understanding and sympathy for the poor and homeless living in London, England.