To Build a Fire and Other Stories

To Build a Fire and Other Stories This edition of To Build a Fire and Other Stories includes an Introduction Biographical Note and Afterword by David Lubar In these collected stories of man against the wilderness London lays claim

  • Title: To Build a Fire and Other Stories
  • Author: Jack London
  • ISBN: 9780553213355
  • Page: 115
  • Format: Paperback
  • This edition of To Build a Fire and Other Stories includes an Introduction, Biographical Note, and Afterword by David Lubar In these collected stories of man against the wilderness, London lays claim to the title of greatest outdoor adventure writer of all time.Contents To build a fire Love of life Chinago Told in the drooling ward The Mexican War South of the sloThis edition of To Build a Fire and Other Stories includes an Introduction, Biographical Note, and Afterword by David Lubar In these collected stories of man against the wilderness, London lays claim to the title of greatest outdoor adventure writer of all time.Contents To build a fire Love of life Chinago Told in the drooling ward The Mexican War South of the slot Water baby All Gold Canyon Koolau the leper Apostate Mauki An Odyssey of the north A piece of steak Strength of the strong Red one Wit or Porportuk God of his fathers In a far country To the man on trail White silence League of the old men Wisdom of the trail Batard

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    1. Benim öykülerim zalimse yaşamın kendisi de zalim demektir. Oysa ben yaşamı zalim değil güçlü bulurum ve yapıtlarımda yaşamın bu güçlülüğünü yansıtmak isterim. (Arka kapak)Soğuğun -50 derece ve bazen daha soğuk olduğu buz gibi yerlerde, kaynakların tükendiği zamanlarda hayatta kalmaya çalışanların hikayelerinden oluşuyor. Acaba kurtulabilecekler mi?

    2. I gave this 5 stars in paper format, but never reviewed it. It's been decades since I last read it, so I'm overwriting that edition with this one. I remember some of the stories very well.Overall, the stories ranged from OK to fantastic, but overall, they were quite good. It was depressing as hell, though. It's a tough world where a 'happy' ending is surviving intact. I'm not surprised I let so many years go by between reads. Definitely memorable, but certainly not uplifting. Still, I recommend [...]

    3. Jack London's short stories are astonishing. I read them last year, and my jaw was agape the entire time. I highly recommend them.

    4. I believe there is no more emotional and effecting story written in human history than "To Build A Fire" if this story does not bring you to tears, does not remain with you for the rest of your life than you have no idea what it meansd to be a human and have love and companionship with animals or other humans

    5. I really had a Jack London phase in middle school. I remember writing a short story based on the same style and even featuring the same morals. Good times.

    6. If I were basing my rating on whether I liked these stories or not, I would give them 2 stars; however, I will increase my rating to 3 stars based upon London's form and technique. I don't like to generalize, but I am guessing that these stories of adventure appeal more to boys (and men) rather than to girls (or women). The 25 pieces in this collection range from stories of survival in the Klondike/Yukon, gold prospectors, headhunters in the jungle, revolutionaries in Mexico, lepers in Hawaii, t [...]

    7. Amazing collection of great stories varying from the expected Klondike to ones about class and indigenous peoples. There was even a science fiction one that could have been written by Lovecraft himself.London’s writing style is very modern and easy to follow. I’m kicking myself for having not read his works sooner.

    8. As far as I can recall this marks my first experience with the well known Jack London. 'To Build a Fire' is another book I picked up out of a buddies new apartment in Seoul as he refuses to deal with words in print form. While I at first regretted my decision, I decided to stick with it and was appropriately rewarded! Allow me to explain. . .First of all, it's been a while since I dug into short stories or, more specifically, classic short stories. I remember signing up for a class in college ca [...]

    9. While he is probably best-known for his novels (especially CALL OF THE WILD and WHITE FANG), London made much, if not most, of his literary revenue from his short stories. Most of his shorter fiction, as this collection demonstrates, was mediocre, weighed down by unengaging plots, racist language, and one- or two-dimensional characters. There are several very fine pieces here, however, including the title story; "Love of Life," which was apparently the last story Lenin had read to him (he enjoye [...]

    10. 20 stories mostly first-person about doomed subject, suffering probably from real life "enforced labor" p 267, more gallows than humor in "gallows humor" p 350. End is usually their death "The Law of Life" p 185. Always man, near prime of life, downtrodden, capitulates to harsh climate. 10 illustrations, I cannot find credit, shaded, of W. coast Indian and Inuit style like many subjects (those are women who feed, clothe, help loves), hatched textures, abstract landscapes, floating faces, swoopin [...]

    11. I've never read anything by Jack London before. This man can write! I really enjoyed these stories and was surprised to find that many of them were not set in the cold, icy North. Jack can write about any setting; from city life to tropical beaches to the icy North. I particularly enjoyed his stories on individuals from societies different than our North American one. He can get into people's minds and situations. My favorite stories in the book were:To Build A Fire The Chinago - really enjoyed [...]

    12. It is unfortunate that London is grouped in with classic literature. Compared to the greats, he pales. Nevertheless, his writing is still quite exciting, gripping, and insightful. The tales he weaves take place in areas few know much about, yet he is able to take us into the minds of men living in extreme conditions throughout the globe.The most famous story, of course, is To Build a Fire. I was surprised to find that his other short stories has just as much merit and originality. At times I was [...]

    13. While London's book doesn't make for the cheeriest of readings (I believe you could end every one with "d then he died."), he is indeed a master at spinning a captivating tale. The title story was probably my least favorite and among the most depressing of the collection, but for those who harbor a palate for the macabre, the book will surely delight.

    14. รู้จัก Jack London จากเรื่อง white fang (ไอเขี้ยวขาว) เป็นนักเขียนที่เขียนเรื่องหมาได้เข้าถึงมากเล่มนี้เป็นเรื่องสั้นสามเรื่อง สองเรื่องเป็นความพยายามของมนุษย์ในการดิ้นรนเอาชีวิตรอดจากธร [...]

    15. To Build a Fire is story enough by itself, towering over the other stories. Brutal and simple, the perfect Jack London story like David Allen Coe wrote the perfect country and western song. All the important elements are there.

    16. Una dulce historia sobre el hombre y el animal. No somos tan distintos y a menudo ellos luchan por entendernos. Dulce y a la vez feroz.

    17. I like Jack London, and this is some typical fare, minus any lighthearted humor. This collection contains three lengthy short stories that all revolve around the human condition, desperation, the struggle for survival, and the fallibility of men: "The Build a Fire," "The Chiango," and "Love of Life." London is a heavy-handed writer, and this work is loaded in incorrectly used restrictive clauses and too many adjectives, but he does dig deep down into every detail of desperation and the steps one [...]

    18. I read To Build a Fire and other Klondike Stories in the Library of America collection. The other stories included To The Man on Trail, The White Silence, In A Far Country, The Wit of Porportuk. To Build A Fire is a classic and deserves its fame but some of the others give ideas of how different people and groups of people react to the cold of the Yukon and to one another.orportuk

    19. İnsanoğlunun tarihi boyunca yaptığı en büyük icat olan ateşin yaşamsal önemi üstüne; maden arayıcıları, avcılar, kanun adamları ve maceracıların ölümcül kış koşullarının hüküm sürdüğü topraklardaki serüvenleri ile süslü bir öykü kitabı. Jack London yine insan evrimi üstüne kafa yorarken serüvenci ruhumuzu doyurmayı; insan ruhu üzerine çıkarımlarını bizlerle paylaşmayı ihmal etmiyor.

    20. To Build A Fire, by itself is a 5. It's a very powerful short story. The book as a collection was just fair to middling. The other stories don't have the same gripping power, and I'll be hard pressed to recall them a couple of months down the line.

    21. I'm finding it difficult to read with it's vernacular, typeface, strange printing. et. Classic stuff though and it will serve me well as a reference guide. Must read more of his stuff to get a feel for the outdoors.

    22. Ah, I finish a book write a review and it doesn’t show up in my challenge.Anyway, read this book it’s awesome.

    23. Jack London’s stories have a tendency to lean toward the depressing side of life, especially the ones based on The Klondike. They illustrate Man dealing with the extremes of nature. Hence, nature becomes the equalizing factor among man and animal, reducing humans to their most animalistic and basic form. Neither weather nor animals show mercy for human weakness, and the survival of humans depends mainly on the degree to which they use that ability which is unique to humans; superior intelligen [...]

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