The Call of the Wild - Jack London

The Call of the Wild

By Jack London

  • Release Date: 1916-01-01
  • Genre: Action & Adventure
Score: 4.5
From 7,761 Ratings


In this novel (often mistakingly classified a children’s book) the main protagonist Buck, a St. Bernard/Collie mix, is abducted and sold to a trainer of sled dogs in Alaska. He adapts to the brutal conditions and is finally acquired by a loving man. When this new owner is killed, Buck follows the ‘call of the wild’ and joins a pack of wolves.


  • The call of the wild

    By Reva9526
    Touching story of bravery, cunning, love and a true will to survive-highly recommend read this book
  • Call of the Wild

    By dragon🌕🌝🌻🌺🐚🍂🌿🌳🌱
    A really enjoyable book and experience to see and visualize the whole book
  • Shocked

    By sac1021x
    This book is really well written, but the storyline is crazy. I didn’t think this book would have so much death in it..
  • The Call of the Wild

    By Trudynors
    An adventure in Alaska as a dog during the Gold Rush. Jack London still lives thru his writing and takes you on a heart pounding adventure in The Call of the Wild.
  • A Great Read For The Adventurer

    By ptd93
    This book transports you from a human life to one of a primal spirit much older and wiser than we fully understand. I highly recommend this book to anybody looking to get lost into a world not well known but eerily familiar at the same time. 5/5 stars will be coming back to this time and time again through out my life.
  • Good but It was a little too violent for a seventh grader

    By dragon2907
    It was talking about deaths and cursing and bloody stuff
  • Quite possibly the best book I've ever read

    By EODCapt
    I can't believe that in my 33 years, I've never read this book. More akin to poetry than prose, the soaring imagery and emotion in the words reflect a true mastery of the written word. Simply breathtaking.
  • Great

    By famdangle101
    Jack London has a way to make you refuse to put the book down and cause you great sorrow at finishing it because you don’t want it to ever end
  • Classic. Great book.

    By codyp1233
    This book is the beautiful story of man’s best friend. With all the emotions that we make a dog feel we see the evolution of a dog going back it his roots. Not because he wants to but because he hears the call of the wild. The way Jack London portrays the dogs point of view is breathtaking. Such a great read. After reading is now one of my favorites
  • Great book

    By fartman123
    I read this for a reading project in school and usually I don’t like to have to sit and read but this book was so great and it was always fun to follow buck through all of his adventures