Jack London (1876-1916)

A selective list of online literary criticism for the nineteenth-century American novelist and short story writer Jack London, favoring signed articles by recognized scholars and articles published in peer-reviewed sources

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Introduction & Biography

"Jack London." A brief introduction to Jack London, from the college textbook publisher the Heath Anthology of American Literature.

"Jack London." A short introduction to London and his writing. Also "The American Novel: 1890s-1920s Naturalism." An overview of naturalism in the American novel, and some of the novelists who can be considered naturalistic. Web site from PBS.

"World of Jack London." London's short stories, poetry and journalism, biographical material, bibliographies and timelines. Jack London Educational Research Foundation.

"The Jack London Online Collection." A biography, text for short stories, selected letters, newspaper articles, photographs and private papers, resources for students and teachers. Sonoma State University Library.

"Jack London." From "Studies in the novel: realism, regionalism, and naturalism," ed. Prof. Donna Campbell.

"Jack London." Part of the web site "California Authors," from California Association of Teachers of English.

Literary Criticism

Benoit, Raymond. "Jack London's The Call of the Wild." American Quarterly 20, 2 (Summer 1968) pp 246-48 [jstor preview or purchase for $44!].

Labor, Earle. "Jack London's Symbolic Wilderness: Four Versions." Nineteenth-Century Fiction 17, 2 (Sept. 1962) pp 149-61 [free at jstor, click "Preview" or "Read Online"].

Mills, Gordon. "Jack London's Quest for Salvation." American Quarterly 7, 1 (Spring 1955) pp 3-14 [jstor preview or purchase for $44!].

Mitchell, Lee Clark. "'And Rescue Us from Ourselves': Becoming Someone in Jack London's The Sea-Wolf." American Literature 70, 2 (June 1998) pp 317-35 [jstor preview or purchase].

Tuttletown, James W. "Jack London in His Short Stories." The Hudson Review 47, 2 (Summer 1994) pp 291-98 [free at jstor, click "Preview" or "Read Online"].

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