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Jack London
(1876-1916)
Jack London the famous American writer, who reflected the hopes,
conflicts, frustrations (разочарование), was born in San Francisco on
January 12 1876. His family moved to Oakland where he wrote in his
autobiographical “John Barleycorn”. He had quitted school at 14. He started
working as his family was very poor. He was a sailor. The experience of a
sealing cruise formed the basis of his future sea stories. He was a member
of Industrial army later he was arrested for vagrancy(бродяжничество) About
the age of 19 he attended Oakland High school for a short time and then
had a year at the University of California. He got a job because he has no
money to pay his tuition(обучение). In winter 1897 London joined the gold
rush to the Klondike. He didn’t find gold but wonderful stories written
after returning were based on the life in the North. He had always been an
excellent storyteller. He won the first prize, 25$. His first book “The Son
of the Wolf” gained a wide audience(завоевать аудиторию). During his short
life London wrote fifty books his most popular books are: “The God of His
Fathers”, “The Call of the Wild”, “White Fang”, “Martin Eden”, “The War of
Classes” and others. He died on November 1916. His books are read
everywhere I think Jack London on of the favourite writer among teenagers.

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