Jack London (1879-1916) was born in San Francisco and grew up on the waterfront of Oakland. Much of his youth was spent on the wrong side of the law. He joined the Klondike gold ruch in 1897, returning to Oakland to write about his experiences there.
White Fang is the grim, savage story of the wolf-dog White Fang, who is taught by men to kill for their pleasure – and of one man’s redeeming insight into the killer’s true nature.
This terrifyingly honest parable of natural nobility and man’s corrupting depravity is still sadly relevant in our own time.