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Cabin of Jack Lonndon, Photo: H. Maurer, Fall 2005
Cabin of Jack Lonndon
Photo: H. Maurer, Fall 2005

John Griffith "Jack" London (1876 – 1916) was an American author, journalist, and social activist. He was a pioneer in the then-burgeoning world of commercial magazine fiction and was one of the first fiction writers to obtain worldwide celebrity and a large fortune from his fiction alone.

Some of his most famous works include The Call of the Wild and White Fang, both set in the Klondike Gold Rush (in which he participated), as well as the short stories "To Build a Fire", "An Odyssey of the North", and "Love of Life".

London was a passionate advocate of unionization, socialism, and the rights of workers. He wrote several powerful works dealing with these topics, such as The Iron Heel, his non-fiction exposé The People of the Abyss, and The War of the Classes.

(Most of the above has been taken from the extensive biography of Jack London in Wikipedia under Creative Commons License)