Those who read and study Jack London's life, works, and times become inspired. He is read worldwide more than any other American author—living or deceased—and is considered by many to be America's finest author. His work exemplifies traditional American values and captures the spirit of adventure and human interest.
London is most noted for his books The Call of the Wild, White Fang, and The Sea-Wolf, and a his short stories, such as "To Build a Fire," "The Law of Life," "The White Silence." To Build a Fire is one of the world's most memorable stories, plunges its readers into Arctic cold more treacherous than anything they have ever imagined. But not all of Jack London's best tales are of the North. They also transport readers to the fragrant isles of the Pacific, the verdant valleys of California, and the awesome danger of the high seas. Drama, suspense, humor, even romance—find it all in this collection of treasured tales. His literary output was over fifty books of novels, stories, journalism, and essays. All in all, it is quite astonishing the extraordinary range London's writings cover.
Jack London got the materials of his books from his own adventures; his philosophy was a product of his own experiences; his love of life was born of his wanderings over the earth and voyages across the seas.
Abysmal Brute, The (1911) A fictional exposé of professional boxing.
A Daughter of the Snows (1902) Jack London's first novel
Adventure London; New York: Thomas Nelson and Sons, (1911) Melanesian novel
Before Adam (Serialized in Everybody's Magazine, 1906-1907).
Burning Daylight (1910) The first of London's Sonoma novels. "A gripping story of Millions and a Maid." –New York Herald
Call of the Wild, The (1903) Includes a Concordance and Reading Guide
Cruise of the Dazzler, The (1902) Escapades of the 'Frisco Kid'
Game, The Serialized in Metropolitan Magazine (1905). Book publication, New York: The Macmillan Co., (June 1905).
Hearts of Three (1920) The Macmillan Co., New York [Book Contributor: University of California Libraries]
Iron Heel, The (1908) Power is certainly the keynote of this book. Every word tingles with it. It is a great book, one that deserves to be read and pondered. . . It contains a mighty lesson and a most impressive warning.
Jerry of the Islands (1917) Published posthumously
The Kempton-Wace Letters by Jack London and Anna Strunsky New York: Macmillan, 1903. An epistolary novel.
Little Lady of the Big House New York: Macmillan, 1916. Farming novel.
Martin Eden The novel was begun in Honolulu in the summer of 1907 and finished at Papeete, Tahiti, in February 1908.
Michael, Brother of Jerry (1917) Published Posthumously
Mutiny of the Elsinore, The New York: Macmillan, 1914. Novel based in part on London's voyage around Cape Horn on the Dirigo in 1912.
Scarlet Plague, The (1912) The relapse of civilization into barbarism is a theme which, as those familiar with London's style will at once see, is admirably suited to his powers as a novelist.
Sea-Wolf, The New York: Macmillan, 1904. Novel based on London's experiences aboard the sealing schooner
Star Rover, The (1915) This was one of the most original and gripping stories Jack London ever wrote.
Valley of the Moon, The New York: Macmillan, 1913. The second of London's Sonoma novels.
White Fang Jack London began writing this story on June 27, 1905 and completed it October 10, 1905
Jack London wrote as he lived, vividly and with the force of strong conviction.
Cruise of the Snark, The (1913) Voyage across the Pacific
John Barleycorn (1913) Autobiographical memoir
People of the Abyss, The (1903) London's study and reporting of the ghetto & slums of London, England.
The Road (1907) A literal record of life among tramps, of travel from end to end of the country.
War of the Classes New York: Macmillan, 1905. Essays.
SHORT STORY COLLECTIONS
A Son of the Sun Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, Page, 1912. South Sea stories featuring David Grief.
Children of the Frost New York: Macmillan, 1902. Northland Indian stories.
Dutch Courage & Other Stories New York: Macmillan, 1922. Early juvenile stories, including London's first prizewinning sketch, Story of a Typhoon off the Coast of Japan.
Faith of Men & Other Stories, The New York: Macmillan, 1904. Klondike stories.
God of His Fathers & Other Stories, The New York: McClure, Phillips, 1901. Klondike stories.
House of Pride & Other Tales of Hawaii, The New York: Macmillan, 1912.
Lost Face New York: Macmillan, 1910. Klondike stories, including To Build a Fire.
Love of Life & Other Stories (1907) Jack London was at his best with the short story . . . clear-cut, sharp, incisive with the tang of the frost in it.
Moon-Face & Other Stories New York: Macmillan, 1906.
Night Born, The New York: Century, 1913. Miscellaneous stories, including War and The Mexican.
On The Makaloa Mat New York: Macmillan, 1919. Hawaiian stories, including several based on Jung's theory of racial memory.
Red One, The New York: Macmillan, 1918. Stories.
Smoke Bellew New York: Century, 1912. Klondike stories.
Son of the Wolf, The Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1900. Klondike stories.
South Sea Tales New York: Macmillan, 1911. Melanesian stories.
Strength of the Strong, The New York: Macmillan, 1914. Stories.
Tales of the Fish Patrol (1905) That they are vividly told, hardly need be said, for Jack London was a realist as well as a writer of thrilling romances.
Turtles of Tasman, The New York: Macmillan, 1916. Stories.
When God Laughs & Other Stories New York: Macmillan, 1911.
STORIES and ESSAYS
Human Drift, The New York: Macmillan, 1917. Miscellany.
Revolution and Other Essays New York: Macmillan, 1910.
The Complete Short Stories of Jack London | We now have all 197 short stories posted.
UNCOLLECTED SHORT STORIES
To Build A Fire, Two Gold Bricks and A Thousand Deaths |Short Stories never Anthologized by London
Articles published in Overland Monthly | Non-fiction magazine articles including an article for Colliers on the 1906 San Francisco earthquake
Jack London's War | Writer Dale L. Walker's article on London's frustrating attempts to cover The Russo-Japanese War
The Russo-Japanese War | Russ Kingman's article on London's coverage of The Russo-Japanese War
The Good Soldier Canard | Colliers magazine offered London eleven hundred dollars a week . . .
Mexico's Army and Ours | Published in Colliers' magazine (May 30, 1914)
San Francisco Earthquake and Fire | Colliers, the National Weekly May 5, 1906
POEMS AND PLAYS
Jack London's Published Poems: A Chronological Bibliography | Compiled by James E. Sisson, III
Bibliography of Jack London's poetry | Complete Bibliography of Jack London's poetry, with first publication notations, compiled by Dan Wichlan
Jack London Poems | Dan Wichlan collection of Jack London poems exclusively posted on our site with special permission from the Jack London estate.
Jack London Plays | The Acorn-Planter, The Birth Mark, The First Poet, Daughters of the Rich, Gold, Theft, Scorn of Women, A Wicked Woman, The Assassination Bureau, Ltd.