The MCT edition of The Call of the Wild by Jack London is reproduced in its entirety and includes Michael’s “language illustrations”—close-ups of poetic techniques, four-level analyses of interesting grammar, and comments about writing strategies. Challenging vocabulary is defined at the bottom of each page.
The Call of the Wild is Jack London’s most popular novel and is one of the most translated works in the history of literature, making it one of the most widely read American classics. The story follows the gradual transformation of a tame dog, Buck, to a state of fierce wildness in which Buck adopts the primordial instincts of survival in the Alaskan wilderness.
Based on experiences that Jack London had when he worked in the Klondike gold rush, The Call of the Wild is filled with characters, events, and descriptions that never could have been created through imagination alone. It offers ideas that repay mature and thoughtful consideration and is read by strong readers of all ages.
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