Jack London’s best novels and novellas

novelette: 7,500 to 17,499 words; novella: 17,500 to 40,000 words; novel: over 40,000 words.


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  • "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 (...)

  • "The Sea Wolf" (1904) by Jack London

    by Jack London

    This extraordinary tale of high seas and high emotions starts off calmly enough when the thirty-something, well-read and rather wealthy narrator embarks on a modern steam-driven ferry-boat in the Bay of San Francisco and muses on the efficient division of labour in modern society, whereby (...)