Vahşetin Çağrısı / Call Of The Wild / Jack London (*)

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Evcil bir köpeğin kurt aslına dönüşümü mükemmel bir anlatım ve Kuzey Amerikanın vahşi doğasında bir köpeğin ve insanın gözünden hayata bakışları en müthiş gözlemle anlatılmakta.

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 The Call of the Wild is a novel by American writer Jack London. The plot concerns a previously domesticated and even somewhat pampered dog named Buck whose primordial instincts return after a series of events finds him serving as a sled dog in the treacherous, frigid Yukon during the days of the 19th century Gold Rushes.Published in 1903, The Call of the Wild is one of London’s most read books and it is generally considered one of his best. Because the protagonist is a dog, it is sometimes classified as a juvenile novel, suitable for children, but it is dark in tone and contains numerous scenes of cruelty and violence.The University of Pennsylvania’s Online Books Page states that Jack London’s writing was censored in several European dictatorships in the 1920s and 1930s. In 1929, Italy banned all cheap editions of his Call of the Wild, and Yugoslavia banned all his works as being ’too radical.’ Some of London’s works were also burned by the Nazis. They were banned because Jack London had a reputation as an outspoken socialist.The tribe was Jack London’s fictional creation. There was no tribe of American Indians named Yeehats. London’s decision to employ a fictitious tribe is consistent with Northland traditions, however, for it was common to hear tales of barbarous people living in remote and unexplored regions of the territory. (Dyer, 1997)The main character in the book was based on a St. Bernard / Collie sled dog which belonged to Marshall Bond and his brother Louis the sons of Judge Hiram Bond a mining investor, fruit packer and banker of Santa Clara, California. The Bonds were Jack London’s landlords in Dawson during the Fall and Spring of 1897 - 1898 the main year of the Klondike Gold Rush. The London and Bond accounts record that the dog was used by Jack London to accomplish chores for the Bonds and other clients of London’s

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