The World of Jack London

A Selected Bibliography

Primary Sources

I. Fiction

The Son of the Wolf. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1900. Klondike stories.
The God of His Fathers. New York: McClure, Phillips, 1901. Klondike stories.
Children of the Frost. New York: Macmillan, 1902. Northland Indian stories.
The Cruise of the Dazzler. New York: Century, 1902. Juvenile stories featuring the `Frisco Kid, based on London's adventures as an oyster pirate in 1891.
A Daughter of the Snows. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1902. Klondike novel.
The Call of the Wild. New York: Macmillan, 1903. Klondike novella.
The Faith of Men. New York: Macmillan, 1904. Klondike stories.
The Sea Wolf. New York: Macmillan, 1904. Novel based on London's experiences aboard the sealing schooner Sophia Sutherland in 1893.
The Game. New York: Macmillan, 1905. Prizefighting novella.
Tales of the Fish Patrol. New York: Macmillan, 1905. Stories based on London's adventures as a member of the California Fish Patrol in 1892.
Moon-Face and Other Stories. New York: Macmillan, 1906.
White Fang. New York: Macmillan, 1906. Companion novel to The Call of the Wild.
Before Adam. New York: Macmillan, 1907. Prehistorical adventure novel.
Love of Life and Other Stories. New York: Macmillan, 1907. Klondike stories.
The Iron Heel. New York: Macmillan, 1908. Novel about socialist apocalypse.
Martin Eden. New York: Macmillan, 1909. Autobiographical novel based on London's early writing career.
Lost Face. New York: Macmillan, 1910. Klondike stories, including "To Build a Fire."
Burning Daylight. New York: Macmillan, 1910. The first of London's Sonoma novels.
When God Laughs and Other Stories. New York: Macmillan, 1911.
Adventure. New York: Macmillan, 1911. Melanesian novel.
South Sea Tales. New York: Macmillan, 1911. Melanesian stories.
The House of Pride and Other Stories of Hawaii. New York: Macmillan, 1912.
A Son of the Sun. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, Page, 1912. South Sea stories featuring David Grief.
Smoke Bellew. New York: Century, 1912. Klondike stories.
The Night-Born. New York: Century, 1913. Miscellaneous stories, including "war" and "The Mexican."
The Abysmal Brute. New York: Century, 1913. Fictional exposé of professional boxing, based on one of several plot-outlines sold to London by Sinclair Lewis.
The Valley of the Moon. New York: Macmillan, 1913. The second of London's Sonoma novels.
The Strength of the Strong. New York: Macmillan, 1914. Stories.
The Mutiny of the Elsinore. New York: Macmillan, 1914. Novel based in part on London's voyage around Cape Horn on the Dirigo in 1912.
The Scarlet Plague. New York: Macmillan, 1915. Novella.
The Star Rover. New York: Macmillan, 1915. Fantasy novel based, in part, on prison experiences of Ed Morrell.
The Little Lady of the Big House. New York: Macmillan, 1916. Farming novel.
The Turtles of Tasman. New York: Macmillan, 1916. Stories.
Jerry of the Islands. New York: Macmillan, 1917. Novel.
Michael Brother of Jerry. New York: Macmillan, 1917. Novel with Foreword indicting trained-animal shows.
The Red One. New York: Macmillan, 1918. Stories.
On the Makaloa Mat. New York: Macmillan, 1919. Hawaiian stories, including several based on Jung's theory of racial memory.
Hearts of Three. New York: Macmillan, 1920. Serialized cliffhanger written in tandem with scenarist Charles Goddard.
Dutch Courage and Other Stories. New York: Macmillan, 1922. Early juvenile stories, including London's first prizewinning sketch, "Story of a Typhoon off the Coast of Japan."
The Assassination Bureau, Ltd. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1963. Mystery thriller based on plot-outline sold to London by Sinclair Lewis and completed by Robert L. Fish.

II. Drama

Scorn of Women. New York: Macmillan, 1906. Three-act play based on "The Scorn of Women," in The God of His Fathers. Theft: A Play in Four Acts. New York: Macmillan, 1910. Written for Olga Nethersole but never produced in the United States.
The Acorn-Planter: A California Forest Play. New York: Macmillan, 1916. Written as a Grove Play for the Bohemian Club's Jinks but never staged because of difficulties in setting it to music.
The First Poet. In The Turtles of Tasman. New York: Macmillan, 1916. One-act play written by George Sterling, who asked London to publish it under his own name; first published in Century Magazine, June, 1911; produced at the Forest Theatre, Carmel, California, July 20, 1915.
A Wicked Woman. In The Human Drift. New York: Macmillan, 1917. One-act play based on story by the same title, in When God Laughs; produced on the Orpheum Theater Circuit in 1910.
The Birth Mark. In The Human Drift. One-act vaudeville skit written for ex-heavyweight boxing champion Robert Fitzsimmons and his wife Julia; first produced as “Her Brother's Clothes” in San Francisco in 1910.
Daughters of the Rich. James E. Sisson, ed. Oakland: Holmes Book Co., 1971. Curtain raiser, evidently written by Hilda Gilbert, who persuaded London to put his name to it as a favor.
Gold. James E. Sisson, ed. Oakland: Holmes Book Co., 1972. Three-act play written by Herbert Heron, based on two of London's stories: "A Day's Lodging," in Love of Life, and “The Man on the Other Bank,” in Smoke Bellew.

III. Nonfiction

The Kempton-Wace Letters. New York: Macmillan, 1903. Epistolary dialogue on love, written in collaboration with Anna Strunsky.
The People of the Abyss. New York: Macmillan, 1903. Sociological study of living conditions in the East End of London.
War of the Classes. New York: Macmillan, 1905. Essays.
The Road. New York: Macmillan, 1907. Tramping reminiscences.
Revolution and Other Essays. New York: Macmillan, 1910.
The Cruise of the Snark. New York: Macmillan, 1911. Travel sketches.
John Barleycorn. New York: Century, 1913. Autobiographical treatise on alcohol.
The Human Drift. New York: Macmillan, 1917. Miscellany.
Letters from Jack London. Edited by King Hendricks and Irving Shepard. New York: Odyssey, 1965.
Jack London Reports: War Correspondence, Sports Articles, and Miscellaneous Writings. Edited by King Hendricks and Irving Shepard. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1970.
No Mentor but Myself: A Collection of Articles, Essays, Reviews and Letters, by Jack London, on Writing and Writers. Edited by Dale L. Walker. Port Washington, N.Y.: Kennikat, 1979.
Jack London on the Road: The Tramp Diary and Other Hobo Writings. Edited by Richard W. Etulain. Logan: Utah State University Press, 1979.
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