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If you enjoy nonstop adventure and heroic exploits, then you are sure to love Tales of the North. This wonderful compilation includes, in facsimile of the original turn of the century magazines, the complete novels of White Fang, The Sea-Wolf, The Call of the Wild and Cruise of the Dazzler, plus 15 short stories -- all with original illustrations This is an adventure you wIf you enjoy nonstop adventure and heroic exploits, then you are sure to love Tales of the North. This wonderful compilation includes, in facsimile of the original turn of the century magazines, the complete novels of White Fang, The Sea-Wolf, The Call of the Wild and Cruise of the Dazzler, plus 15 short stories -- all with original illustrations This is an adventure you won't want to miss...

Title : Tales of the North
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ISBN : 9780785813316
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 488 Pages
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Tales of the North Reviews

  • Ann L.
    2019-04-12 22:23

    Jack London's stories were my absolute favorite growing up. He is considered one of the GREAT classic writers and I have to agree. His stories are all about survival in the wild; about how nature can be brutal; about how uncaring life can be whether on land or sea. The best stories of his are THE CALL OF THE WILD, WHITE FANG, SEA WOLF and MARTIN EDEN (Martin Eden is not in this particular book). Watching the movie WHITE FANG is not his story at all. It's been watered down and doesn't even portray the characters or environment AT ALL. REPEAT: DO NOT WATCH THE MOVIE AND THINK YOU KNOW THE STORY. Anyways, I have read his stories many times over the years. I bought this particular book because it is a collection and because I never read his short stories. Some of them were ok, some had dumb endings. I recommend at least reading the three mentioned above because they really were good stories. I do have to say though that the stories can be brutal for some people to read. They can be depressing at times and the dogs portrayed in the stories are whipped and often abused. So, if you are faint of heart in reading about this sort of thing, don't read this literature. I rated this book a 4 instead of 5 because it was difficult to read for me. Difficult in that the book was quite heavy and cumbersome to carry around. I recommend getting these stories individually instead of in a big book if you want to carry about a novel in your purse or backpack.

  • Shawn
    2019-04-12 00:38

    This is the second collection of Jack London stories I have read and I have to say I prefer the smaller, World Classics collection better. I had already read Call of the Wild and White Fang, with White Fang being the superior of those two, and I really wasn't impressed with the Sea Wolf or Cruise of the Dazzler. Grit of Women, Wife of a King, and The White Silence were my favorites from this collection. I would advise anyone who has interest in London's stories outside Call of the Wild and White Fang to pick up the Oxford World's Classics collection as it has several stories that were not represented here. Batard, Moon Face, Brown Wolf, That Spot, and To Build a Fire were excellent and I think a much better representation of London's storytelling prowess than what was included in this edition. With that being said, I always enjoy his writing and even though this book was not as good as the previous one, it was a worthwhile read.

  • Jason
    2019-04-14 20:29

    Just some quick notes on two of the novels contained here:First, Call of the Wild is incredible. If you're not a dog person, don't worry, it's not really about a dog anyway, but about us and everything we have lost under the comforts of civilization. Read it as an allegory of the human condition, as it was intended to be read, and it may speak to your unconscious in ways few books ever have. White Fang, inevitably, is not as good as Call of the Wild, but it's a good companion piece, if you want to be thorough. If you've never read any Jack London, read Call of the Wild first (or instead.) The story of the dog who becomes a wolf is much more archetypal and powerful than the story of a wolf who becomes a cute doggy. Worth reading, but not anywhere near as memorable or essential as London's other famous dog book.

  • Peter
    2019-04-08 21:37

    The mere inclusion of the epic "To Build a Fire" (still the best short story I've ever read) would earn this book four stars, but there are several other great stories here, including "Love of Life" and "The Unexpected." When London depicts the desolation of the tundra and the desperate solitude of the lone traveler, the stories are magnificent. For me the only downside is when London attempts to depict native tribal life, and in particular the artificial dialogue he uses; it's very hard for me to imagine the natives, whose only contact with the white man has been traders and missionaries, speaking the "thys" and "thous" of the King's English.

  • Kristin
    2019-04-18 00:48

    Anytime life seems hard, I'll just be grateful that I'm not starring in a Jack London short story set in the Alaskan wilderness. I had only read one piece by Jack London in school, "To Build a Fire," and it was even more captivating reading it as an adult, as were the rest of the stories. I can't believe how much Jack London manages to keep the interest of readers while describing a single man's journey through a snowy wilderness.

  • Cody
    2019-04-19 02:34

    Oh man, some of these short stories were amazing. "Grit of Women" "Wife of the King" "The God of his Fathers", and "The White Silence" were some of my favorites. I wanted to shoot myself while I was reading "The Sea-Wolf" because I could have cared less about all that nonsense, but hey, now I've read it, so I know what it's about, and that's really all I want out of books a lot of the time. I just wanna know what's up.

  • Cwn_annwn_13
    2019-03-19 22:33

    I found this on the bargain table at a bookstore. This includes three GREAT Jack London novels, Call of the Wild, White Fang, and The Sea Wolf, along with 15 of his Alaskan wilderness short stories and Cruise of the Dazzler as well.This book can be found on for less than a dollar most of the time so as far as bang for your buck you can't do better than picking up a copy of this book.

  • Koen Kop
    2019-03-27 02:23

    Contains his most famous novels, "The Call of the Wild", "White Fang" and "The Sea-Wolf", great short stories such as "The law of life", "The wisdom of the trail", "The god of his fathers" and "Grit of women" - and then some stories that were not so impressive - that's why I gave it only four stars.

  • Sacha
    2019-04-20 00:50

    I finally finished it! I started this book over the winter because so many books about winter reference Jack London stories. Surprisingly, I think the book I enjoyed most was the Sea Wolf. I couldn't wait to know what would happen next and if there would ever be an escape.

  • Roger Weston
    2019-04-03 01:31

    Open the cold pages of this volume at your peril. You will hear the howls of wolves, the quiet swish of knife blades, and the horrible crack of ice beneath your feet. Jack London was the master of Northland adventure.

  • James Neve
    2019-04-20 00:27

    I like London in small batches; read several in a row and it just gets funny. Odyssey of the North is just dark humor, to me. I mean, what are you really saying, Jack? By the way, I did marry into his family, the poor bastard child.

  • Doug
    2019-04-06 21:25

    Jack London - the best of the best

  • Cws
    2019-04-08 18:30


  • Rachel
    2019-04-05 18:44

    I just couldn't get into this. It's very violent and dark - not my thing at all. Well written, to be sure, but the content was insurmountable in my mind and kept me from enjoying this.

  • Maxim
    2019-04-04 21:49

    Read White Fang.

  • Shyam Parekh
    2019-03-21 21:33

    Hit or miss. Interesting from a historical perspective but often too blunt and abrasive to really get into. I can see why some of these short stories are basically unknown.

  • Beckey
    2019-03-26 01:50

    Best collection of Jack London's books...

  • Steven Swanger
    2019-04-12 21:36

    Every bit as engaging as I remember from my childhood.

  • Devo
    2019-03-19 18:41

    not bad, great outdoor adventure and "heart of a man" stories

  • Yvonne
    2019-04-07 18:32

    wil be reading this

  • Merry
    2019-04-17 20:38

    These are all great stories especially "The Sea Wolf" and I love "The Call of the Wild", it is one of my favorite books.

  • Jonybear You
    2019-04-07 23:22

    This is an amazing book! I really enjoy the author's switching of perspectives, writing from the human's view, the she-wolf's view, and in White Fang's view.