Definition of Jack London from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Jack London

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(1876-1916) a US writer of adventure novels and short stories. Before starting to write he worked as a sailor and went to the Klondike to look for gold, experiences which he later used in his books. His novels include The Call of the Wild (1903), The Sea-Wolf (1904) and White Fang (1906). His work influenced Ernest Hemingway and other US writers.