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John "Jack" Griffith London (Chaney)

Also Known As: "John Griffith"
Birthdate: (40)
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Death: November 22, 1916 (40)
Glen Ellen, California, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of William Henry Chaney and Flora Chaney-London
Husband of Charmain Chaney
Ex-husband of Elizabeth (Bess) Mae London
Father of Joan London and Bessie Chaney

Occupation: Author
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About Jack London

Jack London was an American novelist, journalist, and social activist. A pioneer in the then-burgeoning world of commercial magazine fiction, he was one of the first fiction writers to obtain worldwide celebrity and a large fortune from his fiction alone, including science fiction.

Some of his most famous works include The Call of the Wild and White Fang, both 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 about the South Pacific in stories such as "The Pearls of Parlay" and "The Heathen", and of the San Francisco Bay area in The Sea Wolf.

London was part of the radical literary group "The Crowd" in San Francisco and a passionate advocate of unionization, socialism, and the rights of workers. He wrote several powerful works dealing with these topics, such as his dystopian novel The Iron Heel, his non-fiction exposé The People of the Abyss, and The War of the Classes.

Additional contents of wikipedia article:

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

January 12, 1876
San Francisco, California, United States
Age 24
Piedmont, California, United States
October 20, 1902
Age 26
Piedmont, California, United States
November 22, 1916
Age 40
Glen Ellen, California, United States