Profile of the Day: Jack London
Do you remember reading The Call of the Wild? On this day in 1897, author Jack London set sail for the Klondike. At the age of 21, London embarked on this perilous trek to join the hundreds of thousands of prospectors looking to strike gold. He stayed in the Klondike for almost a year, living for a time in the frontier town of Dawson City. However, the harsh, cold climate of the Klondike left London in poor health.
Although he never found gold, his experiences during the Klondike Gold Rush would inspire many of his greatest works, including The Call of the Wild, which made him famous around the country. The novel quickly gained popularity worldwide and since its 1903 publication, has never been out of print.
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