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Jack London (I) (1876–1916)

Jack London was the best-selling, highest paid and most popular American author of his time. He was born John Griffith Chaney, on January 12, 1876, in San Francisco. He was raised by his mother Flora Wellman and his stepfather John London (he didn't know who his father was until his adulthood). After graduation from a grammar school he worked 12 to... See full bio »

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 2016 Lost Face (Short) (story by) (completed)
 2016 Into the Void (novel) (post-production)
 2016 The Last Sleep (Short) (adaptation)
 2014 A Thousand Deaths (Short) (story)
 2014 Jack London's a Piece of Steak (Short) (original story)
 2011 Cara de luna (Short) (based on the story by)
 2011 Kusok myasa (Short) (short story "A Piece of Steak")
 2011 Build a Fire (Short)
 2010 Burning Daylight (story)
 2009 Sea Wolf (TV Mini-Series) (novel - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (2009) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.1 (2009) ... (novel)
 2009 Call of the Wild (source material)
 2008 The Sea Wolf (TV Movie) (novel)
 2005 Crochet au coeur (Short) (short story)
 2004 Por un bistec (Short) (story)
 2004 Jour blanc (Short) (novel "To Build a Fire")
 2003 To Build a Fire (Short) (writer)
 2003 Cara perdida (Short) (short story)
 2000 Call of the Wild (TV Series) (characters - 13 episodes)
- The Epidemic (2000) ... (characters)
- The Haunting (2000) ... (characters)
- The Attack (2000) ... (characters)
- The Arrival (2000) ... (characters)
- Survival (2000) ... (characters)
 1999 A bor lelke (TV Short)
 1998 The Iron Heel of Oligarchy (novel "The Iron Heel")
 1997 The Sea Wolf (novel)
 1997 White Fang (Video short) (novel)
 1997 The Call of the Wild: Dog of the Yukon (TV Movie) (novel "The Call of the Wild")
 1996 Adventures of Smoke Bellew (TV Mini-Series) (novel) / (story)
 1995 Tales of the Wild (TV Series) (story "Smoke Bellew" - 1 episode)
- Les légendes du Grand Nord (1995) ... (story "Smoke Bellew")
 1993 Alaska Kid (TV Series) (books - 13 episodes)
- Entscheidung im ewigen Eis (1993) ... (books)
- Mit vorgehaltenem Gewehr (1993) ... (books)
- Tödliches Poker (1993) ... (books)
- Das große Rennen (1993) ... (books)
- Der Kampf des Jahres (1993) ... (books)
 1993 White Fang (TV Series) (novel)
 1993 The Sea Wolf (TV Movie) (book "The Sea Wolf")
 1992 Call of the Wild (TV Movie) (novel)
  Northern Exposure (TV Series) (novels "The Call of the Wild" - 1 episode, 1992) (novels "White Fang" - 1 episode, 1992)
- The Three Amigos (1992) ... (novels "The Call of the Wild" - uncredited) / (novels "White Fang" - uncredited)
 1992 Serdtsa tryokh (TV Series) (original screenplay)
 1992 The Legend of White Fang (TV Series) (book - 1992)
 1991/I White Fang (novel)
 1991 Sócios (Short) (writer)
 1990 Suns kurs prata dziedat (story)
 1990 Morskoy volk (TV Series) (novel "The Sea Wolf")
 1989 Cesta na jihozápad (story)
 1988 Cautatorii de aur (writer)
 1984 Der Mexikaner Felipe Rivera (TV Movie) (novel)
 1983 Osztozkodás (TV Movie) (novel)
 1982 Krazha (TV Movie) (play)
 1981 Tales of the Klondike (TV Mini-Series) (stories)
 1980 CBS Library (TV Series) (novel "Call Of The Wild" - 1 episode)
- Animal Talk (1980) ... (novel "Call Of The Wild")
 1980 Klondike Fever (novel)
 1979 Martin Eden (TV Mini-Series) (novel - 5 episodes)
- Episode #1.5 (1979) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.4 (1979) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.3 (1979) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.2 (1979) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.1 (1979) ... (novel)
 1979 Mihail, cîine de circ (novel)
 1979 Alaska-Kids großer Coup (TV Movie) (original story)
 1978 The Hussy (TV Movie) (story "The Hussy")
 1976 The Call of the Wild (TV Movie) (novel)
 1975 Smok i malysh (novel)
 1975 Burning Daylight (TV Mini-Series) (novel "Burning Daylight")
 1975 Il lupo dei mari (novel "The Sea Wolf")
 1975 The Great Adventure (novel "The Call of the Wild")
 1975 Vremya-ne-zhdyot (TV Movie) (story)
 1974 Kit & Co. (stories)
 1974 Ficciones (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Sólo carne (1974)
 1973 White Fang (novel "White Fang")
 1973 The Jack London Story (TV Mini-Series) (story)
 1973 Emperor of the North (short story - uncredited)
 1972 The Call of the Wild (novel)
 1972 A Canyon Full of Gold (Short) (short story)
 1972 David Sandel's Last Shot (Short) (short story)
 1972 The Claim at the Deaf Creek (Short) (short story)
 1971-1972 Hora once (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1972 Les cent livres des hommes (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- Martin Eden (1972) ... (novel)
 1971 The Seawolf (TV Mini-Series) (based on the novel and other stories by - 4 episodes)
- Die Suche nach einer verlorenen Insel (1971) ... (based on the novel and other stories by)
- Das Land der kleinen Zweige (1971) ... (based on the novel and other stories by)
- Kurs auf Uma (1971) ... (based on the novel and other stories by)
- Ein seltsames Schiff (1971) ... (based on the novel and other stories by)
 1969 The Assassination Bureau (unfinished novel)
 1969 To Build a Fire (story)
 1962 Nur Fleisch (TV Short) (story)
 1960 Ortaci (TV Movie) (novel)
  Captain David Grief (TV Series) (story - 38 episodes, 1957 - 1960) (stories - 1 episode, 1959)
- A Hand at Showdown (1960) ... (story)
- Cafe, End of the Line (1960) ... (story)
- The Terrible Solomons (1960) ... (story)
- Warning from the Sea (1960) ... (story)
- In This Corner (1960) ... (story)
  TV de Vanguarda (TV Series) (1 episode, 1957) (story - 1 episode, 1960)
- O Fim da História (1960) ... (story)
- O Lobo do Mar (1957)
 1958 Wolf Larsen (novel "The Sea Wolf")
 1958 TV Teatro (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Samuel (1958)
 1955 Stage 7 (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- To Kill a Man (1955) ... (story)
 1952 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series) (story - 3 episodes)
- The House of Pride (1952) ... (story)
- The Trail (1952) ... (story)
- The Marriage of Lit-Lit (1952) ... (story)
 1952 The Fighter (story "The Mexican")
 1950 Barricade (novel "The Sea Wolf")
 1946 Belyy klyk (novel "White Fang")
 1944 Alaska (novel "Flush of Gold")
 1944 El mexicano (story)
 1942 The Adventures of Martin Eden (novel "Martin Eden")
 1942 North to the Klondike (story)
 1941 Sign of the Wolf (story "That Spot")
 1941 The Sea Wolf (novel "The Sea-Wolf")
 1940 Queen of the Yukon (stories)
 1939 Torture Ship (story "A Thousand Deaths")
 1939 Wolf Call (novel "The Wolf Call")
 1939 Romance of the Redwoods (novel "The White Silence")
 1937 Mutiny on the Elsinore (novel "Captain Walter Summers")
 1936 Conflict (novel "The Abysmal Brute")
 1936 White Fang (novel)
 1936 Les mutinés de l'Elseneur (novel "Mutiny of the Elsinor")
 1935 Call of the Wild (story)
 1930 Construire un feu (novel "To Build a Fire")
 1930 The Sea Wolf (novel)
 1929 Smoke Bellew (story)
 1928 Tropical Nights (story "A Raid on the Oyster Pirates")
 1928 Prowlers of the Sea (story "The Siege of the Lancashire Queen")
 1928 Stormy Waters (story "Yellow Handkerchief")
 1928 Burning Daylight (novel)
 1928 The Devil's Skipper (story "Demetrios Contos")
 1927 The Haunted Ship (story "White and Yellow")
 1926 Po zakonu (story "The Unexpected")
 1926 The Sea Wolf (novel)
 1926 Morganson's Finish (story)
 1925 White Fang (story)
 1925 Adventure (novel)
 1923 Call of the Wild (novel)
 1923 Abysmal Brute (novel)
 1923 The Wolves of the Waterfront (Short) (story)
 1923 The Yellow Handkerchief (Short) (story)
 1922 The Siege of the Lancashire Queen (Short) (story)
 1922 Timberland Treachery (Short) (story)
 1922 The Law of the Sea (Short) (story)
 1922 Pirates of the Deep (Short) (story)
 1922 The Channel Raiders (Short) (story)
 1922 The Mohican's Daughter (story "The Story of Jees Uck")
 1922 Giants of the Open (Short) (story)
 1922 White and Yellow (Short) (story)
 1922 The Son of the Wolf (story)
 1921 The Little Fool (novel "Little Lady of the Big House")
 1920 The Star Rover (novel)
 1920 The Sea Wolf (novel)
 1920 Burning Daylight (novel)
 1919 The Iron Heel (novel "The Iron Heel")
 1918 Nye dlya deneg radivshisya (story "Martin Eden")
 1916 The Iron Mitt (Short) (story "The Iron Heel")
 1914 The Chechako (novel "Smoke Bellew")
 1914 An Odyssey of the North (story)
 1914 Martin Eden (novel)
 1914 The Sands of Life (Short) (story)
 1914 The Valley of the Moon (novel)
 1914 John Barleycorn (novel)
 1913 The Sea Wolf (novel)
 1913 Two Men of the Desert (Short) (novel)
 1912 Man's Genesis (Short) (story "Before Adam" - uncredited)
 1908 The Call of the Wild (Short) (novel)
 1908 For Love of Gold (Short) (story "Just Meat")
 1907 The Sea Wolf (Short) (novel)
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A bone to the dog is not charity. Charity is the bone shared with the dog, when you are just as hungry as the dog. See more »


Jack London wanted a son. His first wife, Bessie, gave him two daughters, Joan and Bess (Becky) London, and it is said that their marriage was "Victorian," that is, that they married because it was the "proper" thing to do. The real love of his life was Charmian, whom he met around the time of his marriage, and the day after Bessie finalized their divorce he married Charmian. They lived in ... See more »

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