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Jack LONDON

American author
(1876 – 1916)

 

The writer
'Keesh'
'Love of Life'
'The Law of Life'
'The story of an eyewitness'
'To build a fire'

(Updated on 31/01/2011)

 

 

THE WRITER :

  • Jack London (Wikipedia)
    1 Personal background
    2 Early life
    3 Early literary career (1898-1900)
    4 Accusations of plagiarism
    5 Beauty Ranch (1910-1917)
    6 Political views
    7 Alleged racialist views
    8 Death
    9 Works

    9.1 Short stories
    9.2 Novels
    9.3 Nonfiction and autobiographical memoirs
    9.4 Apocrypha
    9.4.1 Jack London Credo
    9.4.2 The Scab
    9.4.3 Might is Right
    9.4.4 B. Traven
    10 References and other sources
    10.1 Biographies and books about Jack London
    10.2 Novels
    10.3 Autobiographical memoirs
    10.4 Nonfiction and essays
    10.5 Stories
    10.6 Plays
    11 External links


 

'Keesh' :

  • 'Keesh' by Jack London - Article + Audio + Video
    "This week's American Story takes us to the far north. It is the story of a clever young Eskimo named Keesh.
    He must overcome problems with the leaders of his village.
    Find out how he uses his head to help both his mother and all the people of his village."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • Keesh - Video
    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

'Love of Life' :

  • 'Love of Life,' by Jack London, Part One - Text + Audio + Video
    "Getting lost while walking in nature can be a very frightening thing. If you are lost for a long time, surviving can be difficult.
    Find out what one man does to survive in the first part of this classic American short story by Jack London."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)



    'Love of Life' by Jack London, Part One

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

 

    'Love of Life,' by Jack London, Part Three - Text + Audio + Video
    "Keeping in your mind clear in a difficult or dangerous situation can seem impossible. But it is very important for survival.
    Learn about how one man tries to keep his mind clear in this classic American short story by Jack London."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)



  • 'Love of Life' by Jack London, Part Four
    "Sometimes giving up and admitting you failed seems like the only thing to do.
    But other times, you must choose to continue, no matter what, or risk losing as much as your life.
    Learn about one man who never gives up in the final part of the classic American short story by Jack London."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)



'The Law of Life' :

 

  • 'The Law of Life,' by Jack London, Part One - Text + Audio + Video
    "Everyone grows old and will someday die. Every culture deals with aging and dying in different ways.
    Find out how one native North American comes to accept what will happen to him in the last few days of his life in this classic American short story by Jack London."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

  • 'The Law of Life,' by Jack London, Part Two - Text + Audio + Video
    "Some people say that would like to live forever. But just like any other part of life, death is very important.
    Find out how one man finally accepts that he is at the end of his life in this classic American short story by Jack London."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

'The story of an eyewitness' :

  • 'The Story of an Eyewitness' by Jack London - Text + Audio + Video
    "It is April 18, 1906. The largest earthquake San Francisco has ever seen hits.
    Collier's magazine sends the famous American writer, Jack London, to report on the destruction and great loss of life.
    He describes the panic, a firestorm, and the flight of the city's people to escape.

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • 'The Story of an Eyewitness' by Jack London - Video with the text
    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

'To build a fire' :

  • To Build a Fire by Jack London - Text + Audio + VIDEO
    "This story about a man fighting to survive in the cold should help you feel cooler if the weather is hot where you live.
    It tells about a young man who came to the Yukon and broke the most important rule of the old-timers:
    never travel alone, especially when it is 60 degrees below! 

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • To Build A Fire by Jack London - VIDEO with the text
    (learningenglish.voanews.com)