Jack London - Author
1876-1916
American
The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.

Jack London

Jack London (1876-1916) is a good example of how the popularity of a writer can wax and wane over the years. In the first fifteeen years of the twentieth century, London's stories of his native America monopolised the market like few authors before or since, yet following his early death interest in his work dwindled. It was not until the 1960s that his work began to be re-evaluated, and he is now considered one of America's finest, and most widely translated, writers.

Books by Jack London