Navigator Heritage Series: Call of the Wild Study Guide 1 Year License
Author(s): COLLEGE OF WILLIAM & MARY
Jack London captures readers with vivid scenery, the complexity of feelings, and foreshowing in this harrowing tale of a mixed-breed dog named Buck who begins his journey in Southern California and through various circumstances finds himself in Alaska, the victim of the Klondike Gold Rush’s need for strong dogs to carry sleds across the frozen Klondike. Buck's journey from a life of domestication to a life that hearkens back to the primordial days of his breed is interwoven with brutality, perseverance, survival, affection, and devotion. During the journey, he encounters men who draw out the qualities that make Buck a legend, and allow him to answer the sounding of the call that liberates him from the dominion of man to run free with his wild brothers.