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The summary about Jack london


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The summary about Jack london

  1. 1. GROUP 1 1. Phạm Thế An 2. Phạm Thúy Dung 3. Dương Thanh Mai 4. Trần Thị Thanh Phương 5. Trần Thị Thùy Trang 6. Vũ Thanh Xuân
  2. 2. Th. Ph ngươ An Xuân Dung
  3. 3.  Griffith Chaney, better known as Jack London, was born on January 12, 1876, in San Francisco, California.  He was the son of Flora Wellman, an unwed mother
  4. 4.  His father was never part of his life, and his mother ended up marrying John London, a Civil War veteran, who moved his new family around the Bay Area before settling in Oakland.
  5. 5.  Jack London grew up working-class.  He rode trains, pirated oysters, shoveled coal, worked on a sealing ship on the Pacific and found employment in a cannery.  In his free time he hunkered down at libraries, soaking up novels and travel books
  6. 6. First marriage (1900–1904) London married Elizabeth "Bessie" Maddern on April 7, 1900, the same day The Son of the Wolf was published. During the marriage, London continued his friendship with Anna Strunsky, co- authoring The Kempton- Wace Letters, , an epistolary novel contrasting two philosophies of love. He had two daughters Their first child, Joan, was born on January 15, 1901 and their second, Bessie (later called Becky), on October 20, 1902 Bessie Maddern London and daughters, Joan and Becky
  7. 7. Second marriage After divorcing Maddern, London married Charmian Kittredge in 1905. London was introduced to Kittredge by his MacMillan publisher, George Platt Brett, Sr., while Kittredge served as Brett's secretary. Their time together included numerous trips, including a 1907 cruise on the yacht Snark to Hawaii and A Many of London's stories are based on his visits to Hawaii, the last one for 10 months beginning in December 1915. Jack and Charmian London (c. 1915) at Waikiki
  8. 8. Jack London was an American novelist, journalist, and social activist. A pioneer in the then- burgeoning world of commercial magazine fiction, he was one of the first fiction writers to obtain worldwide celebrity and a large fortune from his fiction alone.
  9. 9. Between 1900 and 1916, he completed more than 50 fiction and nonfiction books, HUNDREDS OF SHORT STORIES AND NUMEROUS ARTICLES. Several of theSeveral of the booksbooks and many of the short stories are classics and still popular; some have been translated into as many as 70 languages. Between 1900 and 1916, he completed more than 50 fiction and nonfiction books, HUNDREDS OF SHORT STORIES AND NUMEROUS ARTICLES. Several of theSeveral of the booksbooks and many of the short stories are classics and still popular; some have been translated into as many as 70 languages.
  10. 10. His stories of high adventure were based on his own experiences at sea, in Alaska, or in the fields and factories of California. His writings appealed to millions worldwide. Jack London was also widely known for his personal exploits. London was part of the radical literary group "The Crowd" in San Francisco and a passionate advocate of unionization,socialism, and the rights of workers. London was an atheist.He is quoted as saying,“I believe that when I am dead, I am dead. I believe that with my death I am just as much obliterated as the last mosquito you and I squashed.”
  11. 11. Gold rush and first success
  12. 12. • The Cruise of the Dazzler is an early novel, set in his home city of San Fransisco in 1902. • It is considered a boy's adventure novel. • Main character: Joe Bronson – a school boy.
  13. 13. • Based on his own life in his autobiographical novel John Barleycorn.
  14. 14. • Story summary • Dissatisfied with his dull life at school.
  15. 15. + Joined the crew of a sloop in San Fransisco Bay.
  16. 16. • Became a pirate.
  17. 17. • Met Frisco Kid – a boy of about Joe’s age. • Tried to escape from the pirates. • Finally, they came back the mainland. • Reuinted with his family.
  18. 18. The Call of the Wild ▪ It is a short adventure novel/ adventure fiction. ▪ It was published in 1903 and set in Yukon, Canada during the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush. Presenter: Vu Thi Thanh Xuan
  19. 19. Brief Summary • It is a short story with the central character being a dog names “Buck”. • He has the human-like tendency, intelligence, strength and dignity. Presenter: Vu Thi Thanh Xuan
  20. 20. Brief Summary • Firstly, he has a comfortable life but then he is stolen and sold by Manuel. • Then, he came to “Man in the red sweater”. • Then, he is sold to Perrault & Francois and has to deal with Spitz – a cruel dog. • Then, he is brought to the Scott. • The next owner is Charles and Hal. • The final one is John Thornton whom Buck really loves and devotes. • After John is killed, Buck comes to avenge for his beloved master and leave man’s world, also Presenter: Vu Thi Thanh Xuan
  21. 21. - White Fang – Jack Jack LondonWhite Fang – Jack Jack London This is a story about the journey of a Wolf-hybrid dog named White Fang, residing in the Yukon of Canada during the Klondike gold rush in the late 19th . White Fang is a reverse version of the call of the wild; in the call of the wild, the main character is the original Buck- name dog is a dog sled has been wild instinct turns into a wolf. Also the white Fang has been tamed by the love of people. Both works are described the harsh, brutal in nature as well as harsh, cruel attitude of man, and its influence for the change of the nature of the main character is the dog, and the reaction of the dog for the murder or love from the owner is the people- the individuals that White Fang " the gods "with enormous powers and prestige. CONTENT
  22. 22. A large part of the novel is written from the way the look of the animal, allowing Jack London surveys the way that animals see the world of them and the way that we look at the human species. White canine world violence survey of animals, and equally violent world of the human being-see-is--. The book also refers to the more complex themes: morality and redemption. This work bring particular precision prose style of Jack London and using the voice and perspective of his creation
  23. 23. White fang has been adapted to film several times, including the 1991 film.