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White Fang

White Fang

by Jack London

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Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge

Teddy Roosevelt seemed to have it in for Jack London; the noted animal lover (and frequent animal shooter) claimed that White Fang was absurd, especially the fight between Cherokee and White Fang. Can Shmoop beg to differ? (Source.)

Jack London went to the Yukon in 1897 to strike it rich. He never did—and the trip hurt his health so badly that he died at age 40—but it gave him lots of material for his novels, so, you know, you win some, you lose some. (Source.)

Some people have said that White Fang is actually a biography of Jack London himself. Apparently, he was quite the wild kid—getting into fights and taking odd jobs that took him all over the place—only to grow up and become a respectable guy. It matches the story arc of White Fang more closely than you'd think. (Source.)

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