Jack London novels and novellas

novelette: 7,500 to 17,500 words; novella: 17,500 to 40,000 words; novel: over 40,000 words.


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  • "Martin Eden" (1909) by Jack London

    by Jack London

    This is about a rough, uneducated, young 20-year-old sailor and ex-gang-leader with a lot of drive and years of sailing all over the high seas behind him getting introduced to high society after having rescued the son of a wealthy family from a street brawl.
    He rapidly develops strong ideas (...)

  • "White Fang" (1906) by Jack London

    by Jack London

    WHITE FANG The first paragraph of this tale of a wolf-dog coming to terms with civilization will make you want to read on : Dark spruce forest frowned on either side the frozen waterway. The trees had been stripped by a recent wind of their white covering of frost, and they seemed to lean (...)

  • "Burning Daylight" (1910) - Jack London’s last Klondike novel

    by Jack London

    This long (112,00-words) and quite ambitious rags-to-riches (and back) story has a long first part describing the adventures of the central personage Elam Harnish – known by one and all as Burning Daylight because of his habit of routing his comrades out of their blankets with the complaint that (...)