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John Griffith London (born John Griffith Chaney; January 12, 1876 – November 22, 1916) was an American novelist, journalist, and social activist. A pioneer in the world of commercial magazine fiction, he was one of the first writers to become a worldwide celebrity and earn a large fortune from writing. He was also an innovator in the genre that would later become known as science fiction.

His most famous works include The Call of the Wild and White Fang, both set in the Klondike Gold Rush, as well as the short stories "To Build a Fire", "An Odyssey of the North", and "Love of Life". He also wrote about the South Pacific in stories such as "The Pearls of Parlay" and "The Heathen".

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. He wrote several powerful works dealing with these topics, such as his dystopian novel The Iron Heel, his non-fiction exposé The People of the Abyss, and The War of the Classes.

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Before Adam

‘Before Adam’ is an interesting entry in London’s body of work because of how distinctly different it is. Told through the visions of a young boy’s past life we follow Big Tooth, an early cave man as he learns to walk upright, make fire and fight off rival tribes. London’s trade mark world building is on full display however, building a luscious and vibrant world, where behind its beautiful veneer hides the deadly reality of pre-historic times. Big Tooth must hunt for his food facing down great mammoths and even sabre-cats to provide for his tribe and to impressive his budding love interest. It is an incredibly fascinating and engaging read, with beautiful description and compelling characters, perfect for anyone who is a fan of the ‘Assassins Creed’ series. Jack London (1876–1916) was a pioneer, novelist, journalist and social activist. London was one of the first American authors to become an international celebrity thanks to his pioneering work in commercial fiction and magazines. Additionally he is accredited as a major innovator in the genre we now know as science fiction. Growing up in a working class background and spending several years homeless, he was a passionate fighter for workers’ rights, socialism, unionisation and animal rights. He would go on to be one of the highest paid authors in America thanks to his classics such as ‘Call of the Wild’, ‘White fang’ and ‘Sea Wolf’.
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Udgivelsesdato29 mar. 2022
Udgivet afSAGA Egmont
ISBN epub9788726606706