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Transcript of Jack London
-London became a sailor at a young age
-He owned his own custom ship called the Snark (1906-1907)
-Advocate of Socialism
The Jack London Award for Educational Innovation is an award given in London's name for creative innovation
London won a local writing contest that essentially set off his career as a writer
London was not awarded any major awards until after his death
The Call of the Wild, was awarded the Newberry Medal in 1931.
The Call of the Wild
The Sea Wolf
The Iron Heel
The Star Rover
The Scarlet Plague
The Acorn-Planter: A California Forest Play
Daughters of the Rich: One Act Play
Scorn of Women
- Born January 12, 1876 in San Francisco, CA
- Grew up without his birth father
He was mainly raised by his mother, Flora Wellman and step father, John London.
-Was the youngest of five
And all the while the dog sat and watched him, a certain yearning wistfulness in its eyes, for it looked upon him as the fire provider, and the fire was slow in coming (London 25).
-He was well known for being a romantic very attractive figure of his time
-He went to the Yukon in Alaska for the gold rush and wrote about his adventures from there
-He wrote for Overland Monthly; jump starting his career of journalism
-From here on London wrote at least 1000 words a day
When the man dies
The dog senses death and leaves the man, running to the camp.
Don't travel alone. Man vs. Nature.
Right and wrong. Take proper precautions.
-Jack London first married Bess Maddern in 1900
-Primarily to have genetically beneficial babies.
-They had two daughters Joan and Bess
-Their marriage lasted five years
-In 1906 Jack married the love of his life Charmian Kittredge
-London was an intense alcoholic
-London died at age 40 in Glen Ellen, CA
-His death was very controversial, some people think it was suicide others thought he drank himself to death, and some believe he died of kidney failure
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"Jack London." Bio. A&E Television Networks, 2014. Web. 05 Sep. 2014. http://www.biography.com/people/jack-london-9385499#final-years
"Jack London: Writings." Jack London: Writings. Web. 3 Sept. 2014
Pictures of Jack London
Man dies from cold
Dog sniffs man
Dog smells death
Dog moves to Henderson Creek for food/warmth
Man must respect nature or die
"To Build a Fire" By: Jack London
Dog knows not to go
Man gets wet-danger
Man builds fire-dry
Snow puts out fire
Man tries again
Can't light fire-frostbite
Man runs/ wants to kill dog
Man wants to go
The Yukon trail - Alaska
Klondike Gold Rush - 1896
The underestimation of nature and the belief the man can survive such cold
Man vs. Nature
-Man vs. Nature
-The objective power of facts
London with his two daughters