Additional Resources for The Call of the Wild by Jack London

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Raymond Benoit, "Jack London's The Call of the Wild," in American Quarterly, Vol. 20, No. 2, Summer, 1968, pp. 246- 48.

Benoit contends that The Call of the Wild is part of the tradition of "pastoral protest" literature in America and that it embodies the "American dream of escaping from the entangling complexity of modern living."

Jacqueline Tavernier-Courbin, The Call of the Wild: A Naturalistic Romance, Twayne, 1994.

Offers a detailed analysis of the novel's competing ideologies.

—, editor, Critical Essays on Jack London, G.K. Hall, 1983.

This collection contains important early assessments of London's works as well as contemporary critical essays.

Charles Child Walcutt, "Jack London: Blond Beasts and Superman," in American Literary Naturalism, A Divided Stream, University of Minnesota Press, 1956, p. 87-113.

In the chapter on London in his classic study of American naturalism, Walcutt discusses the nature of morality in The Call of the Wild.

Earl J. Wilcox, editor...

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