Jack London, American writer, best known as author of adventure stories and novels. John Griffith Chaney that was his real name. Jack was born January 12, 1876 in San Francisco. In 1897, when he was 21 and a student at the University of California, BerkeleyUniversity of California, Berkeley
His mother, Flora Wellman, was a music teacher. And his father William Cheyne was an astrologer. In 1876, Flora Wellman married John London Jack London, early began to independent life full of working. The boy was selling the newspapers in the morning and in the evening. At the end of Primary school at the age of fourteen,he went to canning factory to work on it.
"Typhoon off the coast of Japan," it was the first product for which he won first prize in a newspaper of San Francisco and was published November 12, In 1894, he took part in the march of unworked on Washington, then spent a month in prison. Jack London in his office.
Is only a small part of books that Jack London wrote: «Sea dog», « White Fang»,«Martin Eden»
More seriously in literature was in 1923, after returning from Alaska. The first northern stories were published in 1899, and already in 1900 had published his first book - a collection of stories, «The Son of the Wolf». Then followed next collections of short stories: "God of his fathers" (Chicago, 1901), "Children of frost" (New York, 1902), "Faith in man " (New York, 1904), "Moon face"(New York, 1906), "Lost face"(New York, 1910), and the novels "Daughter of the Snows" (1902) "Sea Wolf" (1904), "Martin Eden" (1909) Created by writer widest popularity. He worked very much, for hours a day. And managed to write 40 great books for all his not very long writing career.
Jack with daughters "Becky" (left) and Joan (right). Bessie Maddern London and daughters, Joan and "Becky." London married Elizabeth "Bessie" Maddern on April 7, 1900, During the marriage.Their first child, Joan, was born on January 15, 1901, and their second, Bessie (later called Becky), on October 20, Both children were born in Piedmont, California.Piedmont, California
Jack and Charmian London, 1911 Then London married Charmian Kittredge in She was his second wife.Charmian Kittredge London was a boxing fan and Boxer lover. "A Piece of Steak" is a tale about a match between older and younger boxers.boxing
George Sterling, Mary Austin, Jack London, and on the beach at Carmel, California. George SterlingMary AustinCarmel, California London at the age of nine with his dog Rollo, 1885.
The old Winery Cottage, where London died on November 22, 1916 This is his Grave in London. The last years London worried creative crisis. Died London 22 November 1916 in the town of Glen Ellen (California), the age of 40.