John "Jack" Griffith Chaney (London) (1876 - 1916) MP

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Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Death: Died in Glen Ellen, California, United States
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About John "Jack" Griffith Chaney (London)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_London

Jack London (January 12, 1876 – November 22, 1916)[1][2][3] was an American author, journalist, and social activist. He was a pioneer in the then-burgeoning world of commercial magazine fiction and was one of the first fiction writers to obtain worldwide celebrity and a large fortune from his fiction alone.[4] He is best remembered as the author of White Fang and Call of the Wild, set in the Klondike Gold Rush, as well as the short stories "To Build a Fire", "An Odyssey of the North", and "Love of Life". He also wrote of the South Pacific in such stories as "The Pearls of Parlay" and "The Heathen", and The Sea Wolf, of the San Francisco Bay area.

London was a passionate advocate of unionization, socialism, and the rights of workers and wrote several powerful works dealing with these topics such as his dystopian novel, The Iron Heel and his non-fiction exposé, The People of the Abyss.

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1 Family background 2 Early life 3 Gold rush and first success 4 First marriage (1900–1904) 4.1 Bohemian Club 5 Second marriage 6 Beauty Ranch (1905–1916) 7 Accusations of plagiarism 8 Political views 8.1 Socialism 8.1.1 Influence on writing 8.2 Racial views 9 Death 10 Works 10.1 Short stories 10.2 Novels 10.3 Apocrypha 10.3.1 Jack London Credo 10.3.2 The Scab 10.3.3 Might is Right 10.3.4 B. Traven 11 Bibliography 12 Legacy and honors 13 References 14 Further reading 15 External links


-------------------- Jack London (1876-1916)

American Author

Jack London (probably born John Griffith Cheney) was one of the first American authors to become financially successful because of his writing. He wrote "The call of the Wild" and "White Fang".

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Jack London's Timeline

1876
January 12, 1876
San Francisco, California, United States
1900
April 7, 1900
Age 24
United States
1901
January 15, 1901
Age 25
Piedmont, California, United States
1902
October 20, 1902
Age 26
Piedmont, California, United States
1904
1904
Age 27
United States
1905
1905
Age 28
United States
1916
November 22, 1916
Age 40
Glen Ellen, California, United States