The Complete Works of Jack London to be Published by Oxford University Press


Jack London State Historic Park Needs Your Help Like Never Before.


Jack London State Historic Park We Need Your Help Like Never Before.     The first place many of us turned during this time of crisis was to our parks. The healing benefits of… Continue reading

Pandemic Fear and Literature: Observations from Jack London’s The Scarlet Plague, by Michele Augusto Riva, Marta Benedetti, and Giancarlo Cesana


The Scarlet Plague, originally published by Jack London in 1912, was one of the first examples of a postapocalyptic fiction novel in modern literature (1). Set in a ravaged and wild America, the… Continue reading

What Our Contagion Fables Are Really About, by Jill Lepore


In the literature of pestilence, the greatest threat isn’t the loss of human life but the loss of what makes us human. Poe’s red death becomes a pandemic in Jack London’s novel “The… Continue reading

Major Update to the Jack London Website at

by has a new look and has gone through a major update. In addition to being much easier to navigate, it meets the latest Accessibility requirements for web pages. Many will recall Dave… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

A Movie Review: The Call of the Wild (2020) A-II (PG), By Dr. Joseph McAleer


Harrison Ford and a dog named Buck appear in the movie The Call of the Wild.  

Podcast #579: Jack London’s Literary Code, with Earle Labor


Podcast #579: Jack London’s Literary Code The literature of Jack London has long been given the short shrift by scholars. They say he wrote some good dog stories for boys, but beyond that… Continue reading

New Penguin Classics Edition of “The Call of the Wild, White Fang, and Other Stories”

by The Call of the Wild, London’s elemental masterpiece about a dog learning to survive in the wilderness, sees pampered pet Buck snatched from his home and set to work as a sled-dog… Continue reading

Ben Goldstein interview with Tarnel Abbott


Via the Jack London listserv: Jack London,: Myths, Mysteries, Controversies and Contradictions: Today, November 22, 2019 is the 103rd anniversary of Jack London’s death. I thought this would be a good occasion to… Continue reading