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1. About the Author

1.1. Jack London

1.2. January 12, 1876 – November 22, 1916

1.3. American (born in San Francisco)

1.4. Author, journalist

1.5. Novels by Jack London

1.5.1. White Fang

1.5.2. The Sea-Wolf

1.5.3. The Iron Heel

2. Character List

2.1. Buck

2.2. Dogs

2.2.1. Spitz

2.2.2. Dave

2.2.3. Sol-leks

2.2.4. Curly

2.3. Masters

2.3.1. Judge Miller

2.3.2. Francois

2.3.3. Perrault

2.3.4. Hal

2.3.5. Mercedes

2.3.6. Charles

2.3.7. John Thornton

2.4. Manuel

3. Themes, Motives & Symbols

3.1. Themes

3.1.1. The Indispensable Struggle for Mastery

3.1.2. The Power of Ancestral Memory and Primitive Instincts

3.1.3. The Laws of Civilization and of Wilderness

3.1.4. The Membership of the Individual in the Group

3.2. Motives

3.2.1. Violent Struggle

3.2.2. Visions

3.3. Symbols

3.3.1. Mercedes’ Possessions

3.3.2. Buck’s Traces

3.3.3. Buck’s First Beatings with the Club; Curly’s Death

3.3.4. Buck’s Attack on the Yeehats

4. About the Book

4.1. Type: Novel

4.1.1. Animal Fiction

4.2. Published: 1903

4.3. Original Language: English

4.4. Story: Set in the Yukon during the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush

4.5. Influence: Naturalism

4.6. American Pastoralism

4.6.1. The mythic hero returns to nature

4.7. Summary

4.8. Films

4.8.1. First cinematic adaption: 1908

4.8.2. The Call of the Wild: Dog of the Yukon