Jack London (1876 - 1916) was the most successful writer in America in the early twentieth century. He advocates Socialism and Darwinism in his works. His stories of men and women struggling for survival against the overwhelming power of nature are drawn mostly from his own life. His experiences at sea and during the Klondike gold - rush inspired his best - known works The Sea - Wolf, The Call of the Wild, and White Fang.
Novelist and short-story writer, Jack London is one of the most widely translated of American authors. In 17 years of his literary career, London wrote 50 books. His works have autobiographical touches and dwelled on ideas regarding prehistoric times.