> wiki   Explore:images videos games  

Jack London

KidzSearch Safe Wikipedia for Kids.
Jump to: navigation, search
Jack London

London in 1903
Born John Griffith Chaney
January 12, 1876(1876-01-12)
San Francisco, California
United States
Died November 22, 1916(1916-11-22) (aged 40)
Glen Ellen, California
United States
Occupation Novelist, journalist, short story writer and essayist
Literary movement Realism and Naturalism


John Griffith "Jack" London (born John Griffith Chaney,[1] January 12, 1876 – November 22, 1916)[2] was an American writer. He wrote many books. He lived in the U.S. state of California but also spent a lot of time in Hawaii and Alaska.

His most famous book was The Call of the Wild. The Call of the Wild is about a dog named Buck who is taken to Alaska to work with a pack of dogs pulling a sled. This book took place during the Klondike Gold Rush. Many people bought The Call of the Wild and Jack London became a famous writer. He also wrote other books about dogs and wolves. Another one of his famous books is White Fang.

Jack London was also a hobo at one time. He wrote a book about this called The Road. Jack London had political beliefs. He was a socialist. One of his famous books is The Iron Heel, which is the story of the government using force against the socialist movement.

He also spent some time at sea and making a living as an "oyster pirate". He wrote many books about sailing and boats. One of his best known books about life at sea was The Sea Wolf.


  1. Reesman 2009, p. 23.
  2. "London, Jack". Encyclopædia Britannica Online Library Edition. Retrieved 2011-10-05.