Wolf man: Why the life of Jack London was as wild as his books, By Simon Ingram


This week a new cinematic adaptation of The Call of the Wild is released, starring Harrison Ford in the role of John Thornton – a Canadian gold hunter who befriends a dog named Buck against the elemental backdrop of the Klondike gold rush.

The book upon which it’s based is a tale of friendship, loyalty and rediscovering the lure of primal nature and wilderness. It was written in 1903 by Jack London – and is today considered amongst the greatest American novels of all time.

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