Jack London Done by Fedotova Anastasiya, a pupil of the 8 th form A Zapadnaya Dvina School 1
Jack London ( ) Life reaches its vertices at those moments when all of its forces rush to implement its goals.( Jack London)
San-Francisco Jack London was a famous American writer. He was born in San-Francisco on January 12, His real name was John Griffith. He lived in the house of his mother and stepfather who brought him up. Jack London At Age 8 With His Dog Rollo.
J. London left school at the age of 14 and became a sailor. He went into the first voyage to the shores of Japan.
He took an active part in political life. In 1894 he participated in the march of the unemployed in Washington and he was arrested.
J. London « The Sea-Wolf » Later, when he was released he wrote the book «The Sea-Wolf» (1904). The plot of this book is partly based on his horrific experience in the Pacific Ocean.
In 1897 he traveled to Alaska. After that he wrote a series of stories about the Far North. J. London «White Fang» Far North
Jack London went to England as a correspondent in England in 1902.
London became more seriously engaged in literature at the age of 23 after returning from Alaska. First northern stories were published in 1899, and in 1900 he had published his first book - a collection of short stories The Son of the Wolf. " J. London «The son of the Wolf»
During all his life, Jack Griffith- London wrote about 50 books. Today his books are read all over the world. They are translated in all the world languages. In Russia Jack London is one of the famous writers. His books are read both by grown-ups and by the youth.
In his last years London experienced a creative crisis, and began to take alcohol. Because of the crisis the writer had to buy a plot for his new novel. This plot was sold to London by the beginning American writer Sinclair Lewis. Sinclair Lewis Jack London His new novel
The first wife of Jack London was Bess Maddern. She bore him two daughters. But London always dreamed to have a son. Bess Maddern Two daughters Jack London
Another writer's dream was to build a large and comfortable house. The house was built, but, London did not have time to move to it. The house was burnt down by fire
His second wife was his secretary - Charmian London.
During his last 11 years Jack London lived in his ranch. He liked it very much and put a lot of work in it. Jack London in the Pig Palace taken at Beauty Ranch, Glen Ellen a few days before the author's death in 1916.
London died in the town of Glen Ellen (California) in But people remember him even today. They call streets, squares and museums in honor of his name. The grave of Jack London.
There are more than a hundred of screen versions of his works, such as White Fang, Martin Eden, For Love of Gold, The Mexican, The Sea-Wolf, The Call of the Wild, Hearts of Three and others.
Jack London «Hearts of Three» (screen versions)