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The idea of peaceful rebellion through nature is the basis for many books Kipling was one of the first one to do it through many of his novels but Jack London got a lot deeper into that concept He was born in 1876 in San Francisco an illegitimate child born to a single woman but his mother did marry a man named John London and named her son John London This family moved a lot but ended up in San Francisco again where John London now known as Jack London worked in the bay patrol Jack was one of the first ones to go to Alaska in the time of gold rush he did not get rich with gold but he recorded the Alaskan life and put it in his books The series of books about Alaskan life are some of his most known works such as The Son of the Wolf and White Fang in which Jack London portrays the similar themes of the hard life in Alaska the learning experience of men and animals and the lifelong fight for survival Oh what a hard life it was in Alaska But why would anyone go there if it was so hard one might ask Well it was the gold rush of eighteen ninety eight many looked north for a way to get rich easy some looked for adventures but there were not many of those Jack London portrays the hard lives of the adventurers who went to the Klondike River valley for gold but got a lot more than they burgeoned for In one of the stories from a collection called The Son of the Wolf Jack London described a mad hunt for gold A person enters the yet innocent soil near a stream and as soon as he does starts digging hungrily for gold He finds some but not even enough to keep so he throws it away He works without food for
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