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Have you ever wanted to read an older book, but found the language too outdated or difficult to read? This edition of "The Call of the Wild" updates the vocabulary and language style of the original 1903 novel, making it easier to read for a modern audience. Buck, a sturdy crossbreed canine (half St. Bernard, half Shepard), is a dog born to luxury and raised in a sheltered Californian home. But then he is kidnapped and sold to be a sledge dog in the harsh and frozen Yukon Territory. Passed from master to master, Buck, embarks on an extraordinary journey, proving his unbreakable spirit...First published in 1903, The Call of the Wild is regarded as Jack London's masterpiece. Based on London's experiences as a gold prospector in the Canadian wilderness and his ideas about nature and the struggle for existence, The Call of the Wild is a tale about unbreakable spirit and the fight for survival in the frozen Alaskan Klondike.No other popular writer of his time did any better writing than you will find in "The Call of the Wild". -H. L. Mencken.Few men have more convincingly examined the connection between the creative powers of the individual writer and the unconscious drive to breed and to survive, found in the natural world.