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1 Jack London Born in San Francisco on January 12, 1876.

2 Schooling: Little formal schooling after 8 th grade. Little formal schooling after 8 th grade. An avid reader - he educated himself through the public library. An avid reader - he educated himself through the public library. Later returned to high school in Oakland and graduated Later returned to high school in Oakland and graduated Attended UC Berkeley, but stayed only 6 months, said it wasnt alive enough. Attended UC Berkeley, but stayed only 6 months, said it wasnt alive enough.

3 A man of many trades: Laborer Laborer Factory worker Factory worker Oyster pirate Oyster pirate Gold prospector Gold prospector Sailor Sailor Hobo Hobo Member of CA Fish Patrol Member of CA Fish Patrol

4 Writing Career Started as a journalist Started as a journalist Prolific writer – published 51 books, hundreds of articles Prolific writer – published 51 books, hundreds of articles Strict writing regimen of writing 1000 words per day. Strict writing regimen of writing 1000 words per day. Highest paid, most popular and best selling author of his day. Highest paid, most popular and best selling author of his day.

5 Political ideals: Passionate about Socialism and womens suffrage Passionate about Socialism and womens suffrage Ran for mayor of Oakland as Socialist Party Candidate, but never won. Ran for mayor of Oakland as Socialist Party Candidate, but never won.

6 Remembered for: Personifying for his readers the many ideals and virtues of a turn-of-the-century Western American man. Personifying for his readers the many ideals and virtues of a turn-of-the-century Western American man. Most notable books: The Call of the Wild (1903), Sea Wolf (1904),White Fang (1906). Most notable books: The Call of the Wild (1903), Sea Wolf (1904),White Fang (1906). Wilson, Margie and Mike Wilson. Who Was Jack London?, Sept. 5, Wilson, Margie and Mike Wilson. Who Was Jack London?, Sept. 5, 2007.

7 Portrait of Jack London


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