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1902

  1. "Keesh, Son of Keesh"Ainslee's Magazine, v. 8 (January 1902), 526-532. [CF]

    In this story, the Tana-Naw chief Gnob's dog is named "White Fang." London received $100 for this story on September 15, 1901.

  2. "To Build a Fire"The Youth's Companion, v. 76 (May 29, 1902), 275. [CSS]

    This is the original version of the later, famed, Century story, (entry 108). This version was reprinted as ''Never Travel Alone," in C. B. Fry's Magazine, 4 (February 1906), pp. 441-445. An interesting discussion of this singular episode of the two "To Build a Fire" tales, together with a printing of this first version, may be found in Earle Labor and King Hendricks, "Jack London's Twice-Told Tale," Studies in Short Fiction, 4 (Summer 1967), pp. 334-347. See also King Hendricks, Jack London: Master Craftsman of the Short Story (Logan, Utah: Utah State University, 1966), pp. 11-19. The first book appearance of the story is in Mandala: Literature for Critical Literature (New York: Harper & Row, 1970), Wilfred L. Guerin, Earle Labor, Lee Morgan, and John R. Willingham, eds. London received $50 for this story on February 17, 1902.

  3. "An Adventure in the Upper Sea"The Independent (New York), v. 54 (May 29, 1902). 1290-1292. [DC]

    London received $20 for this story on June 5, 1902.

  4. "Diable — A Dog"The Cosmopolitan, v. 33 (June 1902), 218-226. [FM]

    This tale became "Bâtard" in 1904 when included in FM. The same story, with minor changes, was also called "Bâtard" when it appeared in the Sunday Illustrated Magazine of the (Memphis, Tenn.) Commercial Appeal, September 28, 1913, pp. 7-11. London received $141.25 for this story on May 27, 1902.

  5. "To Repel Boarders"St. Nicholas, v. 29 (June 1902), 675-679. [DC]

    London received $25 for this story on January 28, 1902.


  1. The Cruise of the Dazzler — Complete in St. Nicholas, v. 29 (July 1902), 784-812.

    Book publication: New York: The Century Co., October 1902. The chief significance of this juvenile novel is that it is widely considered to be London's rarest first edition today. London's original title for this book was 'Frisco Kid.


  1. "The 'Fuzziness' of Hoockla-Heen"The Youth's Companion, v. 76 (July 3, 1902), 333-334. See note.

    While not included in a collection until recent times, this tale can be found in Jack London Stories, (New York: Platt & Munk, 1960, pp. 273-286). There is a striking similarity between this story and "Li-Wan, the Fair," (entry 58). London received $50 for this story on July 13, 1901.

  2. "Moon-Face"The (San Francisco) Argonaut, v. 51 (July 21, 1902), 36. [MF]

    A fascinating discussion of the fact that London's "Moon-Face" and Frank Norris' "The Passing of Cock-Eye Blacklock" both appeared in July 1902, and both utilized a plot device involving a dog retrieving a stick of dynamite, is found in Franklin Walker's "Frank Norris and Jack London," Mills College Magazine (Spring 1966), pp. 15-23. London received $15 for this story.

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