Jack London’s best short stories and novelettes


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  • "The Game" (1905) - a boxing story by Jack London

    by Jack London

    Joe and Genevieve are shopping for rugs and things for their new life together when they will be married in a week’s time. But first Joe, who is a local celebrity because of his prowess at the Game – boxing – has one last fight to get through before settling down with Genevieve to his new life. (...)

  • "By the Turtles of Tasman" (1911) and other stories by Jack London

    by Jack London

    A selection of tales by the author of Lost Face, The Hobo and the Fairy, The Heathen, A Piece of Steak and so many other masterful short stories and novelettes. TABLE OF CONTENTS
    1. Plague Ship (1897) – on a grossly-overcrowded passenger ship, a deadly epidemic of yellow fever breaks out that (...)

  • Jack London’s two war stories

    by Jack London

    Although Jack London was an experienced war correspondent, having covered the Japan-Russia conflict in 1904 and the Mexican Revolution in 1912, only 2 of his 198 short stories have soldiers and war as a central theme.
    But one of them is an absolute masterpiece that you will have trouble ever (...)

  • A selection of South Seas/Hawaii stories by Jack London

    by Jack London

    Jack London loved sailing and spent a lot of time boating around not only his beloved Bay of San Francisco, but also and especially the innumerable South Sea islands and Hawaii, which were the subject of a sizeable portion of his oeuvre (33 short stories and several novels).
    He was (...)

  • Eleven of Jack London’s best Far North stories

    by Jack London

    The best of Jack London’s writings were mostly produced during his inspired decade 1899-1908, after the year he had spent in the Klondike region of Canada’s Northwest Territories participating in the great gold rush there.
    A majority (63) of the 107 short stories he wrote and published during (...)