Jack London's two greatest novels, 'The Call of the Wild and White Fang' - originally intended as companions - are here compiled into one volume. The Call of the Wild centers on Buck, a dog bred for a life of ease on a California estate, who is kidnapped and sold to Klondike gold hunters. To survive the biting cold and his ruthless masters, Buck must listen to the Call and learn the ways of his wolf-ancestors who guide him from within. White Fang tells the story of a half-wolf, half-dog nearly destroyed by the vicious cruelty of mankind. Brought to the very brink of his existence, White Fang is lucky enough to experience the one thing that can save him - human love. Slowly, the ferocious White Fang grows into a creature capable of bravery, loyalty, and affection. Adventurer and activist, philosopher and alcoholic, Jack London was a man of great contradictions and greater talent. Both 'The Call of the Wild and White Fang' are written in a simple, direct, and powerful style, that decades of readers have admired and that subsequent writers, including Ernest Hemingway, have imitated.