by Alison Nastasi)
The son of a spiritualist and astrologer, Jack London maintained more earthly interests throughout his lifetime. He was drawn to the tangible, natural elements of the world — especially the great, white wilderness of the chilly Alaskan landscape. Through his own mythos, he pondered the internal monologue of man and beast in those conditions. Today is the White Fang and The Call of the Wild author’s birthday, and we’re celebrating with ten books that also go off the grid. These fictional and true-life tales highlight the inherent adventure, mystique, and philosophical draw of stories set in the great outdoors.
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