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  Jack London, his life and books (Jack London State Historic Park)
London was first attracted to the Sonoma Valley by its magnificent natural landscape, a unique combination of high hills, fields and streams, and a beautiful mixed forest of oaks, madrones, California buckeyes, Douglas Fir, and redwood trees.
Jack and Charmian London's dream house began to take definite shape early in 1911 as Albert Farr, a well-known San Francisco architect, put their ideas on paper in the form of drawings and sketches, and then supervised the early stages of construction.
London looked on philosophically, but inside he was seriously wounded, for the loss was a crushing financial blow and the wreck of a long-cherished dream.
www.parks.sonoma.net /JLStory.html   (1807 words)

  
  Jack London - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
London was later to depict Sterling as Russ Brissenden in his autobiographical novel Martin Eden (1909) and as Mark Hall in The Valley of the Moon (1913).
In 1910 Jack London purchased a 1,000 acre (4 km²) ranch in Glen Ellen, Sonoma County, California for $26,000.
Jack London insisted that he had clipped a reprint of the article which had appeared in an American newspaper, and believed it to be a genuine speech delivered by the genuine Bishop of London.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Jack_London   (7729 words)

  
 Jack London State Historic Park in Sonoma County, Northern California
After her death in 1955 at the age of 84, her will directed that the house be used as a memorial to Jack London and as a museum that would house the London collection of photographs and exhibits about the life and adventures of the world-famous author.
Jack London's ashes were placed on the little hill close beside the plain wooden headboards that marked the graves of two pioneer children.
London used the foundation of the ruin and built an upper story wooden building which was used as a carriage house, living quarters for ranch hands, and rooms for his many guests.
www.parks.sonoma.net /JLPark.html   (1442 words)

  
 Jack London
Jack London, the illegitimate son of wandering astrologer, was born in San Francisco in 1876.
London, was disappointed by the failure of the socialist movement to prevent the First World War that began in 1914.
Jack London, then had been depressed by his literary success, so hard fought for; but he had explained it on rational grounds, as a bitter realization of the hollowness of achievement in bourgeoise society.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /JlondonJ.htm   (1398 words)

  
 Jack London: Skeletons in a Closet Rattle a Trio - 1938
Jack London has been dead almost twenty-two years, and during the whole of this time his literary executors have kept a tight grip, a very tight grip indeed, on his personal papers and literary remains.
Stone writes that Jack London, born in San Francisco in 1876, was an illegitimate child, son of William H. Chaney and Flora Weilman, and that Chaney deserted the expectant mother, who married John London, a farmer and Civil War veteran, some months after the birth of her baby.
The ballot for Hughes and the plot of The Valley of the Moon (1913) destroy the cogency of the biographer’s interpretation.
www.sfmuseum.org /hist6/londonbio.html   (1447 words)

  
 Jack London
Jack London and Harry Houdini were two of the most remarkable Americans of the early twentieth century.
London’s enduring popularity can be attributed, at least in part, to his honesty; his readers always felt that his work was merely an extension of the unconventional life he led.
After an affair with Charmian Kittredge, a liberated free-spirit five years his senior, London divorced Bess and in 1905 married his "Mate Woman." From then on, Charmian’s adventurous spirit and progressive ideas made her the perfect companion for London, and she became the model for many of his female characters.
www.houdiniclubofwisconsin.com /JackLondon.htm   (809 words)

  
 Jack London
As a youth, London was engulfed in poverty.
In the middle of a bitter separation in 1904, London traveled to Korea as a correspondent for Hearst's newspapers to cover the war between Russia and Japan (1904-05).
Although there was speculation that London committed suicide with morphine, two vials that were found near his body did not contain enough of the drug for suicide, especially for someone who was trained to take morphine against suffering.
amsaw.org /amsaw-ithappenedinhistory-011204-london.html   (1670 words)

  
 Jack London - Books and Biography
Her culture was a surface smear, her deepest depth a singing shallow." London left the school before the year was over and went to seek a fortune in the Klondike gold rush of 1897.
London's financial affairs were in chaos, his teeth gave him incessant pain, and he began to buy plots from a struggling writer, Sinclair Lewis, to produce more articles and stories for sale.
London had purchased in 1910 a large tract of land near Glen Ellen in Sonoma County, and devoted his energy and money improving and enlarging his Beauty Ranch.
www.readprint.com /author-58/Jack-London   (1475 words)

  
 Biography of Jack London
Jack London's full name was John Griffith London, and he was born in San Francisco.
Although London never found any gold, his experience in the extreme environment of this cold part of the world gave him ideas for the stories he would write when he decided to return to California.
Like Stephen Crane, London wrote in a Naturalistic style, in which a story's actions and events are caused mainly by man's internal biological needs, or by the external forces of nature and the environment.
users.aber.ac.uk /jpm/ellsa/ellsa_londonbio.html   (805 words)

  
 Jack London's Klondike Adventure
To Jack London’s luck, their claim and cabin was located near a commonly used crossroads.
Jack London was to take these stories in whole or in part and put them to pen in his greatest writings.
Jack London and two others began to sail down the Yukon in an open boat that was large enough to sleep, cook and row.
www.arcticwebsite.com /LondonJackKlond.html   (997 words)

  
 GradeSaver: ClassicNote: Biography of Jack London
Jack London’s naturalistic style sprang from a difficult and tumultuous childhood.
While London was one of the highest paid and most successful writers of his time, he was terrible at managing money, and he was always short of cash.
London died on November 21, 1916 of kidney failure, a result of his serious and lifelong problems with alcohol.
www.gradesaver.com /classicnotes/authors/about_jack_london.html   (1203 words)

  
 A Short Biography of Jack London With Color Pictures
The memory of Jack London's early life was etched and scarred by the bitterness of poverty.
In his heart and sympathies Jack London was a socialist; he could not forget the sufferings of his past.
Jack was first attracted to the Sonoma Valley by its magnificent natural landscape, a unique combination of high hills, fields and streams, and a beautiful mixed forest of oaks, madrones, California buckeyes, Douglas Fir, and redwood trees.
www.jacklondons.net /shortbio.html   (1312 words)

  
 SF Gate: Bay Area Traveler: East Bay Neighborhoods: Jack London Square
Jack London Square was originally developed in the '70s into a Ghirardelli Square-type tourist attraction and is in the middle of further changes, with freshly renovated public spaces and a constantly evolving commercial life.
Jack London's Cabin: A remote cabin in Alaska was authenticated by a handwriting expert from Oakland PD's forgery detail as having notes in London's hand on the ceiling.
London did go to the Yukon for the gold rush, and his experiences in the frozen north show up in a lot of his fiction, so it's a nice commemorative attempt; let's say an A+ for effort.
www.sfgate.com /traveler/guide/eastbay/neighborhoods/jls.shtml   (3565 words)

  
 PAL: Jack London (1876-1916)
John Griffith London (1876-1916) was born in San Francisco to Flora Wellman and “his father may or may not have been William Chaney, a journalist, lawyer, and a major figure in the development of American astrology”(Stasz, 1).
Jack London had this to say about his experience in the Yukon: “It was there that I found myself.
Jack London’s exceptional brightness and his optimistic personality eventually combined to transform his many experiences into a working philosophy of service and survival.
web.csustan.edu /english/reuben/pal/chap6/london.html   (1529 words)

  
 Call of the Wild by Jack London. Search, Read, Study, Discuss.
Jack London's classic 1903 story of Buck, a courageous dog fighting for survival in the Alaskan wilderness, is widely considered to be his masterpiece.
Jack Londons, The Call Of the Wild, was a great piece of literature.
London used theme and numerous literary devices to draw the reader into a world of suspence and adventure.
www.online-literature.com /london/callwild   (1124 words)

  
 Jack London
Jack London's new woman: a little lady with a big stick.
Misinterpreting the Unreadable: Jack London's "The Chinago" and "The Whale Tooth".
Jack London's optimistic view of the law: a reading of 'The Son of the Wolf.'
www.infoplease.com /ce6/people/A0830206.html   (373 words)

  
 London, Jack. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
He was an oyster pirate, a gold-seeker in the first Klondike rush, a newspaper correspondent during the Russo-Japanese War, and in 1914 a war correspondent in Mexico.
Beset in his later years by alcoholism and financial difficulties, London committed suicide at the age of 40.
See Charmian London (his second wife), The Log of the Snark (1915), Our Hawaii (1917), and The Book of Jack London (2 vol., 1921); biographies by his daughter, Joan London (1969), and by J. Hedrick (1982), A. Sinclair (1983), C. Stasz (1988), and A. Kershaw (1998); studies by E. Labor (1977) and C. Watson (1982).
www.bartleby.com /65/lo/London-J.html   (348 words)

  
 Who was Jack London
Jack did not learn the true circumstances of his birth until he was in his early twenties.
Jack’s “Pig Palace” was the showplace of the county.
It is difficult to include all the events that occurred in Jack London’s life, especially the publication dates of all the books, articles, jokes, essays, and other writings, but we think you’ll find this to be one of the most complete — and accurate — chronologies in existence.
www.getyourwordsworth.com /WORDSWORTH-JackLondon.html   (1789 words)

  
 Jack London, Lone Wolf
"Just before he died, Jack London gave his wife a ring and, knowing his time was short, suggested that she have it engraved.
London was a political radical; a member of Coxey's Army, a socialist movement to protest the hideous unemployment level of his time.
this homepage on Jack London is brought to you by Candice Mitchell, Historian; Mary Converse, Critic; and Kathy Baran, Technician.
expage.com /page/jacklondon   (515 words)

  
 Jack London - Biography and Works
Jack London (1876-1916), prolific American novelist and short story writer, whose works deal romantically with the overwhelming power of nature and the struggle for survival.
Jack London was born on January 12, 1876, in San Francisco.
In 1913 London's Beauty Ranch burned to the ground, and his doctor told him that his kidneys were failing.
www.online-literature.com /london   (1226 words)

  
 Jack London
London's novel was based on the story of a real inmate, and the descriptions of brutality toward prisoners have a strangely contemporary sound.
This is the entrance to London's dreams, his tales of life on the land, of his relationship with Charmian, the woman he deemed a match for his Superman.
A spectacular site owned by David Hartzell, called London's Homes, gives us photos and text of London's life under the title "The World of Jack London." Hartzell is a friend and colleague of Russ Kingman, an important collector of London material, who died in 1993.
www.cateweb.org /CA_Authors/London.html   (1153 words)

  
 The Jack London News
Jack London News is available in print as a monthly publication usually distributed on the first Friday of the month.
Jack London News is also distributed inside several buildings in the district, at the Sunday farmers market (Jack London Square), to several realtors and development sales offices, and to Port tenants.
If you would to receive Jack London News by US mail ($12 per year for twelve issues) or help distribute Jack London News to your building (business or residential) please contact The Editor.
www.jacklondonnews.com   (1790 words)

  
 Jack London SHP
Jack London State Historic Park is a memorial to writer and adventurer Jack London, who made his home at the site from 1905 until his death in 1916.
It was her wish that the ranch be preserved in memory of Jack London and his work.
Another trail leads to Jack London’s grave and to "Wolf House," London’s dream house, which was destroyed by fire in 1913.
www.parks.ca.gov /?page_id=478   (326 words)

  
 Fictionwise eBooks: Jack London
John Griffith London, the novelist, short story writer, essayist, and journalist whose own life proved as dramatic as his fiction, was born in San Francisco on January 12, 1876.
Jack London is better known as the successful and popular author of adventure stories such as White Fang, and The Call of the Wild than as an alcoholic pessimist who finally took a fatal overdose of morphine in 1916.
In The Collected Jack London we discover a writer who drew deeply from personal experiences and the events of his day to explore such complex topics as man's nobility and inhumanity, the relationship of man to nature, and the purpose of society.
www.fictionwise.com /ebooks/jacklondonebooks.htm   (1883 words)

  
 Understanding Earthquakes: Jack London's Account
Jack London and the April, 1906, San Francisco Earthquake
At the time of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, Jack London was living on his farm in Glen Ellen, California, about 40 miles from San Francisco.
London arrived as the fires that followed the shock were consuming the city.
projects.crustal.ucsb.edu /understanding/accounts/london.html   (417 words)

  
 Jack London Homepage and Biography on Bibliomania.com
Jack Griffith London was born in San Francisco in 1876.
London was also involved in the Klondike gold rush in 1897.
Sadly this did not make London his fortune since he had sold the rights to the book in 1903 for $2,000 and therefore missed out on more than $100,000 by not taking royalties.
www.bibliomania.com /0/0/35   (641 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Jack London: A Biography: Books: Daniel Dyer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
London's remarkable life makes for good reading: He was a fearless explorer whose struggles to become a successful writer filled his short life.
Jack London was admirable in that he always knew he wanted to be a writer, and he dind't let anything stand in his way.
Jack is a great person to write this on, he is a courageous hard worker and a family man, but his own family keeps moving while Jack is out on business trips.
www.amazon.com /Jack-London-Biography-Daniel-Dyer/dp/0590222163   (1359 words)

  
 Jack London
The Jack London Story and the Beauty Ranch is a fascinating oral history project that includes interviews with Milo Shepard, Sara S. Hodson, Jeanne Reesman, Waring Jones, and Jacqueline Tavernier-Courbin.
Containing HTML versions of London's works, photographs, biographical information by noted London biographer Clarice Stasz, a list of Jack London's works by date of composition by Jack London Journal editor James Williams, image files of documents, and bibliographies, it is an essential stop for students and researchers working on London.
Jack implored me to be on time to the minute's tick, and attend to seating the guests, so that he might work to the last moment.
www.wsu.edu /~campbelld/amlit/london.htm   (909 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Jack London : Novels and Stories : Call of the Wild / White Fang / The Sea-Wolf / Klondike and Other ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Jack London (1876-1916) was born John Griffith Chaney to an unwed mother.
He is known to have associated with the rougher elements of society and went to Alaska in 1897 in the early stages of the gold rush, returning a year later broke and in ill health.
Jack London was one of the greatest American writers.
www.amazon.com /Jack-London-Stories-Sea-Wolf-Klondike/dp/0940450054   (1999 words)

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