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Love, genuine passionate love, was his for the first time This he had never experienced at Judge Miller s down in the sun kissed Santa Clara Valley With the Judge s sons, hunting and tramping, it had been a working partnership with the Judge s grandsons, a sort of pompous guardianship and with the Judge himself, a stately and dignified friendship But love that was feverish and burning, that was adoration, that was madness, it had taken John Thornton to arouse In reading this book, I had Love, genuine passionate love, was his for the first time This he had never experienced at Judge Miller s down in the sun kissed Santa Clara Valley With the Judge s sons, hunting and tramping, it had been a working partnership with the Judge s grandsons, a sort of pompous guardianship and with the Judge himself, a stately and dignified friendship But love that was feverish and burning, that was adoration, that was madness, it had taken John Thornton to arouse In reading this book, I had my long standing belief confirmed that one cannot know how much one has loved another human being until the latter has been removed for whatever reason and that also applies to non humans And we are talking about a dog here From his St Bernard father he had inherited size and weight, but it was his shepherd mother who had given shape to that size and weight His muzzle was the long wolf muzzle, save it was larger than the muzzle of any wolf and his head, somewhat broader, was the wolf head on a massive scale Buck s cosy lifestyle was to change forever in the fall of 1897, when the lure of gold with the Klondike strike had men rushing to northern Canada to take advantage of what they perceived to be instant wealth The one necessity to achieve this was having sled dogs and consequently Buck was taken, subjected to very rough treatment, and ended up as one of them.But Buck is no ordinary dog He soon realizes that he has to fight for survival in his new unwanted lifestyle both with living on the meagre food rations he was given and the aggressivity of his fellow dogs Nevertheless, this is a great dog and he soon becomes a legend in these northern lands with his prowess of pulling heavy loads and his sheer excellence as a sled dog He even won his owners 1,600 rather a lot of money then when he pulled a load of 1,000 lbs a distance of 100 metres.His primordial instincts, however, gradually come to the fore and I have no doubt that when he met the first wolf and spent a day with him, that he would have reverted to type but then choice unexpectedly had come into the equation with that one word love and that came in the form of John Thornton who had saved his life And as a result with that choice there are two roads that he can follow and so what does Buck decide to do I don t know why this book has had such a dramatic effect on me Perhaps the era had something to do with it, the immense lands of Canada, and Buck s continual fight for survival How could one not admire and love this incredible dog But imperceptibly he is changing too The blood longing became stronger than ever before He was a killer, a thing that preyed, living on the things that lived, unaided, alone, by virtue of his own strength and prowess, surviving triumphantly in a hostile environment where only the strong survived And finally the following poem states it all with ancestry, instincts, and history It is taken from Atavism, a poem by John Myers O Hara Old longings nomadic leap,Chafing at custom s chain Apart from its brumal sleepWakes the ferine strain And Buck was indeed awakened.I can never begrateful that I came across this children s classic Where was I in my youth that I was never told about this spellbinding book It s not long but I actually browsed through the book again after finishing it I didn t want to let go of those incredibly moving words by Jack London The Call of the Wild, Jack LondonThe Call of the Wild is a short adventure novel by Jack London The central character of the novel is a dog named Buck The story opens at a ranch in Santa Clara Valley, California, when Buck is stolen from his home and sold into service as a sled dog in Alaska He becomes progressively feral in the harsh environment, where he is forced to fight to survive and dominate other dogs By the end, he sheds the veneer of civilization, and relies on primordial instinct The Call of the Wild, Jack LondonThe Call of the Wild is a short adventure novel by Jack London The central character of the novel is a dog named Buck The story opens at a ranch in Santa Clara Valley, California, when Buck is stolen from his home and sold into service as a sled dog in Alaska He becomes progressively feral in the harsh environment, where he is forced to fight to survive and dominate other dogs By the end, he sheds the veneer of civilization, and relies on primordial instinct and learned experience to emerge as a leader in the wild 1970 1334 148 1352 163 1366 148 1380 200 9643030423 1384 1387 1383 120 9786001211584 1389 1394 1591348 212 212 1903 #FREE PDF õ The Call of the Wild õ Buck lives a content life Half St Bernard, half Shepard, he is top dog on a California ranch But the Gold Rush in the Klondike has produced an enormous demand for sled dogs so, when a Gardner at the ranch needs to pay a gambling debt, stealing and selling Buck is a quick way to do itHaving never been mistreated, Buck soon learns that man can be the cruelest animal He is whipped, beaten and caged, but never broken Confronted by the law of survival, Buck learns to fight, steal and pull a sled He takes pride in his new strength and ferocity Buck manages to escape this life of abuse and learns to love a new master than his own life He gradually discovers the skills of his forbears and finds his home in the primordial forest eventually Buck cannot resist the call of the wildThis classic book brings out the true spirit of the Gold Rush days at the turn of the last century It portrays the brutality, kindness, love, and folly that Jack London experienced first hand during his time in the far north It was his first successful book, and catapulted him to literary fame He was mastered by the sheer surging of life, the tidal wave of being, the perfect joy of each separate muscle, joint, and sinew in that it was everything that was not death, that it was aglow and rampant, expressing itself in movement, flying exultantly under the stars.THE CALL OF THE WILD Jack LondonWhen I was younger, my mother bought me a copy of The Call Of The Wild It was part of a series of books for boys I wish I had read it back then It is a marvelous book I m only sorry that it He was mastered by the sheer surging of life, the tidal wave of being, the perfect joy of each separate muscle, joint, and sinew in that it was everything that was not death, that it was aglow and rampant, expressing itself in movement, flying exultantly under the stars.THE CALL OF THE WILD Jack LondonWhen I was younger, my mother bought me a copy of The Call Of The Wild It was part of a series of books for boys I wish I had read it back then It is a marvelous book I m only sorry that it took me so long to get around to reading it Jack London seems to possess an intuition of this dog s life, and,importantly the dog s heart, an insight which must have come from intimacy and communion with sled dogs during his time in Alaska I can t help but think that John Thornton is partially based upon London himself Buck s story is related with a simple, direct, dramatic force which enchains interest and which is literature at its best The Call Of The Wild is the story of Buck, a great dog Buck s father was a huge Saint Bernard, and Buck s mother, a huge Scotch shepherd dog he was shaggy, big of body, strong of muscle and stout of heart He was stolen from a California ranch and taken to live in the far glacier land of the North, where he was put in a team with work dogs and made to carry the Yukon mail During his years as a puppy in California, Buck had lived the life of a pampered pet he loved the hunt, swimming in the cement pond and hunting, but was ignorant of brutality, hardship and toil Stolen and taken into the Yukon country, his character changed and he became hardened under the brutal conditions he must endure, a leader and master among dogs, turning back toward savage instincts As time goes on Buck hearkensandto the call of the wild until, at last, he surrenders himself to his primitive instincts to the call of the wild within himself as he regresses to savagery in the great London writing on Buck s spiraling to savage is achieved slowly and is written with absorbing interest The Call Of The Wild is an absorbing tale of wild life, love, friendship and abounding in striking incidents of frontier town, camp and adventure London explores society from a dog s perspective However the deeper, darker messages of unbound greed, ambition and ultimately the necessity of adaptability to change are easy to spot I remembered discovering either Call of the Wild or Whitefang when I was a boy and really liking it, so on finding this on our shelves I read it to Celyn 12 but too disabled to read.I found myself translating on the hoof as the book was written in 1903 and much of the language is quite Dickensian Celyn s vocabulary, whilst largely unknown to me, must be derived from books and conversations, and neither of those would have supplied her with many of the words in Call of the Wild.I found myself I remembered discovering either Call of the Wild or Whitefang when I was a boy and really liking it, so on finding this on our shelves I read it to Celyn 12 but too disabled to read.I found myself translating on the hoof as the book was written in 1903 and much of the language is quite Dickensian Celyn s vocabulary, whilst largely unknown to me, must be derived from books and conversations, and neither of those would have supplied her with many of the words in Call of the Wild.I found myself having to findcomprehensible substitutions for sentences in the style of His primeval perspicuity endured the ardor of robust toil as I read them I also took time to precis what had happened every few pages.The book wasn t written for children It was first published in sections in a national newspaper and satisfied the readers curiosity about life in the Alaskan wilds during the recent ongoing gold rush Jack London spent a lot of time out in the wilds with the men, sleds, and dogs, researching for the story, so the technical detail is accurate and serves as reportage.It s a pretty grim tale told with as little anthropomorphism as can be achieved without destroying comprehension Our hero, the dog Buck, is stolen from a loving home to satisfy the need for sled dogs in the gold rush We meet a whole succession of some 20 dogs and view spoiler every single one of them dies a gruesome death hide spoiler Some of the dogs meet very moving ends The human cast changes swiftly and many of them fare little better.The story structure is unusual and the whole book very short somewhere in the 30 40,000 word range It is, however, or perhaps because engaging and educational I thought it was a good read, though now it s reaching for 4 whereas the boy Mark would have given 5 without a second thought though perhaps he read Whitefang instead Join my 3 emails a year newsletter Prizes FreeContent REVIEW ADVISORY Please be aware that, while the following review contains a number of adorable animals pics, young Ricky Schroder, who starred in the movie version of the novel, will NOT appearI feared that would raise the sugar content of this report to diabetically dangerous levels Awwwwwww..the classic coming of age story, with the nifty twister of having the main character be a pawky puppy going on doggiehood I really licked it liked it, so two paws up there BTW, I m not going t REVIEW ADVISORY Please be aware that, while the following review contains a number of adorable animals pics, young Ricky Schroder, who starred in the movie version of the novel, will NOT appearI feared that would raise the sugar content of this report to diabetically dangerous levels Awwwwwww..the classic coming of age story, with the nifty twister of having the main character be a pawky puppy going on doggiehood I really licked it liked it, so two paws up there BTW, I m not going to slow down for spoilers, except for the very end, as I assume most people reading this are pretty familiar with the story Plus, in this case, knowing the story elements shouldn t have much of an impact on the reader s enjoyment, since it s the experience of the journey that holds the power Of course, if you disagree, than you are welcome to go blurry eyed over the words and just focus on the picsthat s why they re there PLOT SUMMARY Our main character is Buck, a Saint Bernard When we are first introduced to our husky headliner, the Buckster is Doggymesticated and living a happy, carefree existence with his kindly owner Unfortunately or fortunately, depending on your opinion of how Buck s life turns out in the end, Buck is puppynapped by an odious offalhead with a gambling problemWHOOOOAAAA there tonto As a life long resident of the wholesome, family friendly City of Las Vegas, I feel the need to pause briefly and toss out some support to my hometown casinos that are currently struggling through revenue declines due to the economic slowdown and remind those of you considering a trip to Sin City that.Oh, almost forgot On a related note, I ve also been asked by the Institute for Alcohol Awesomeness Awareness to inform you that drinking alcohol can lead to the development of super powers, so go ahead and pick up a twelve pack on the way home and who knows, you may be flying to work tomorrow. Okay, now back on review This is where things start to go really FUBAR for Buck Our young hero is shipped to Alaska, where he s sold to a pair of French Canadians to be trained as a sled dog Having a lot of spunky spirit, Buck doesn t take kindly to being stolen, starved and struck, and so goes into rather violent attack mode when finally released from his cage after the long journey Sadly, Buck is quickly beat down and seemingly broken as part of his training as a sled dog In reality and just between you and me , Buck isn t broken at all, but learns enough self control to act the part while secretly maintaining his desire to be free You know, like this poor fella While held by the Frenchies from North of the border, Buck is introduced to other dogs being housed there, and quickly learns the ugly reality of survival of the fittest by which the dogs live Eventually, Buckers becomes a pack leader due to his size, strength and intelligence remember we are talking a big Saint Bernard here Later, Buck is sold to a man named Charles and his family These people are all kinds of stupid and know exatcly zippo about sledding or surviving in the Alaskan wilderness They are simply caught up in the fever of the Klondike Gold Rush and trying to strike it rich Initially, Buck is, sigh, resigned to follow their lead even though he senses their overabundance of incompetence is going to lead to some fugly mishap for him However, it soon becomes apparent that the family s bungling stupidity and complete lack of understanding regarding everything from sledding, to the harsh Alaskan environment, to the fact that snow is cold, is leading everyone to a DANGER Will Robinson moment Having no comprehension of how long or hard the journey to the Yukon will be, Charles and his family initially waste the food supply by overfeeding the dogs thinking it will make themable to endure the long work day Holy Moly Canolli is this a bad idea Anyone who owns a dog knows they will continue to eat as long as you continue to feedeven to the point of As you might expect, the food supply soon dwindles Charles and the other wizards begin to basically starve the dogs while expecting them to work even harder and sled longer during the day Uh.anyone else see trouble a brewing Eventually thank the stars , the group runs into an experienced mountain man named John Thornton I won t give away what happens next except to say that John rescues Buck from the group and nurses him back to health This is such sweet, tender moment in the story that I thought it deserved an equally sweet picture, thus Buck comes to love Thornton and grows devoted to him, though he still feels a calling to be free no marriage jokes, please.please During his time with Thornton, Buck begins exploring the wilderness and becomes acquainted with the wolves from the area MAJOR SPOILER ALERT MAJOR SPOILER ALERT MAJOR SPOILER ALERT MAJOR SPOILER ALERT Okay, for those of you still with me, one night, Buck returns from hunting to find that Thornton has been brutally killed by a group of local Indians As you can imagine, Buck is a wee bit upset at this and decides that maybe the Indians.And so Buck goes absolutely BUCK WILD yep, that s where the expression came from, how cool is that From there, as far as the Indians are concerned, it is You mess with Buck s friend and you are just asking for five varieties of trouble.Afterwards, Buck comes to understand that his old life is over and follows the wolves into the wild to live as a part of the pack END OF MAJOR SPOILER ALERT END OF MAJOR SPOILER ALERT END OF MAJOR SPOILER ALERT END OF MAJOR SPOILER ALERT FINAL THOUGHTS Overall, being an animal lover, I couldn t help but love Buck and his story was interesting There were also parts that were difficult to deal with for the same reason I loved the final resolution of the story and the contrast between puppy Buck at the beginning of the story and the doggie Buck at the end I didn t rate this higher because I didn t love the prose as much as the puppy and the pacing, even for such a short book, was a little uneven Still, there is much to recommend this and I would certainly support your checking this classic out 3.5 stars RECOMMENDED I defy anyone man, woman or child not to like The Call of the Wild It s the most exciting adventure, the most moving love story, the deepest meditation on a creature and its place in nature If you aren t cheering for Buck the dog by the end of this you re either hard hearted or a cat lover. my goodness, this is a tough one for me to review the abundance of violence and animal cruelty made this such an emotional read for me i can understand why this is a classic and so well loved there are many great themes in this book and the resolution is quite satisfying, but i struggled with most of the content this was not a bad book, it just wasnt as enjoyable for me personally 2.5 stars I guess it s important to remember that this is a book about a dog I had no idea, when I was ten and I read and re read this for the first several times, that it was also a socialist fable I just really liked dogs, and we couldn t have one, so I read a lot of books about them Here s this book about Buck the Yukon sled dog His bond with his human is so strong that they ll perform miracles for each other That scene with the thousand pound sled is like the Rudy sacks the quarterback of dog sto I guess it s important to remember that this is a book about a dog I had no idea, when I was ten and I read and re read this for the first several times, that it was also a socialist fable I just really liked dogs, and we couldn t have one, so I read a lot of books about them Here s this book about Buck the Yukon sled dog His bond with his human is so strong that they ll perform miracles for each other That scene with the thousand pound sled is like the Rudy sacks the quarterback of dog stories Now, as a grown up, I finally get to have my own dog, and he likes to point his ass right at my face He s between us in bed at this very moment, his head buried down in the blankets, ass up It s my wife, then my dog s anus, then me.But socialism After being about a dog, it s actually the second thing is it s dark, holy shit People are like here, kid, here s a book about a dog, kids love dogs, and ten year old me cracks it and it s all He had killed man, the noblest game of all, and he had killed in the face of the law of club and fang He sniffed the bodies curiously They had died so easily When they re not hunting the most dangerous game, dogs keep getting slashed open to the bone or starving piteously to death Jack London spent some time grubbing for gold in the Yukon wilderness himself and he was awful at it, so he knows from hardship Jack LondonSo the third thing is that London also happened to be a socialist, and as an adult it s hard not to read Call of the Wild as an allegory You could hardly find a better socialist allegory than a team of sled dogs, right Everyone harnessed together, running together to pull a mighty load They grow to love it so much that when one dog gets sick he pulls a Boxer Buck starts the book as a pampered bourgeois and finishes it as a pack animal Here s Blair Braverman, the face of modern dogsledding and quite a good tweeter.London also brings in a healthy dose of naturalism, the then fashionable now obvious idea that the environment shapes character And there s a great deal of somewhat confused Darwinism London, like lots of other people, has confused evolution for memory, so Buck keeps having dreams about Neanderthals There s some yikesy stuff about women and minorities, not definitely offensive but you get the idea that if you got him going it d be definite eventually I ve heard that it was indeed So you see why sometimes you have to remind yourself that this is a book about a dog It s about a brave dog running in the wilderness I remember how wild and romantic it seemed to me, when I read it as a child Now I read it to my dog Does it awaken, for him too, some wild and romantic memory Does he hear the faint echoing of that primordial call He sighs deeply, from under the covers, and farts i am a dog obsessive i m nuts dogs are my moby dick they re my opera house in the jungle if i had a genie in a bottle, i d wish away all human life including my own so dogs could take over the world wait that d be wish number two number one would be that i had an olympic sized swimming pool filled with dogs and i could do a few laps then i d erase humanity seriously my dog is the coolest guy i ve ever met, my best friend, and love of my life if it sounds weird piss off i don t wan i am a dog obsessive i m nuts dogs are my moby dick they re my opera house in the jungle if i had a genie in a bottle, i d wish away all human life including my own so dogs could take over the world wait that d be wish number two number one would be that i had an olympic sized swimming pool filled with dogs and i could do a few laps then i d erase humanity seriously my dog is the coolest guy i ve ever met, my best friend, and love of my life if it sounds weird piss off i don t wanna know you so, i kinda can t not like this book and it s weird that i ve never read it well, today i did picked up this new puffin edition and polished it off in one sitting good goddamn is this a great book as an adventure story it s just incredible and then all that regression shit wow Buck, the main dog, goes back through his bloodline, down his ancestry where he watches a primitive man, all hunched over and furry, peer out the mouth of a cave into the cold blackness of the UNKNOWN there s some seriously badass jungian shit going on here spooky and ineffable and just fucking gorgeous masterpiece, baby, masterpiece and check this passage in which Buck and the other dogs chase a rabbit through a snowy, moonlit forest All that stirring of old instincts which at stated periods drives men out from the sounding cities to forest and plains to kill things by chemically propelled leaden pellets, the blood lust, the joy to kill all this was Buck s, only it was infinitelyintimate He was ranging at the head of the pack, running the wild thing down, the living meat, to kill with his own teeth and wash his muzzle to the eyes in warm blood There is an ecstasy that marks the summit of life, and beyond which life cannot rise And such is the paradox of living, this ecstasy comes when one is most alive, and it comes as a complete forgetfulness that one is alive This ecstasy, this forgetfulness of living, comes to the artist, caught up and out of himself in a sheet of flame it comes to the soldier, war mad on a stricken field and refusing quarter and it came to Buck, leading the pack, sounding the old wolf cry, straining after the food that was alive and that fled swiftly before him through the moonlight He was sounding the deeps of his nature, and of the parts of his nature that were deeper than he, going back into the womb of Time he was mastered by the sheer surging of life, the tidal wave of being, the perfect joy of each separate muscle, joint, and sinew in that it was everything that was not death, that it was aglow and rampant, expressing itself in movement, flying exultantly under the stars and over the face of dead matter that did not move yes