Jack (Chaney) London

John Griffith (Chaney) London (1876 - 1916)

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John Griffith (Jack) London formerly Chaney
Born in San Francisco, Californiamap
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Died in Glen Ellen, Californiamap
Profile last modified | Created 21 Jan 2015 | Last significant change: 12 Dec 2018
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Categories: Famous Authors of the 19th Century | US Civil Rights Activists | American Authors.


John Griffith "Jack" London (born John Griffith Chaney) was an American author, journalist, and social activist. He was a pioneer in the then-burgeoning world of commercial magazine fiction and was one of the first fiction writers to obtain worldwide celebrity and a large fortune from his fiction alone. Some of his most famous works include "The Call of the Wild" and "White Fang", both set in the Klondike Gold Rush, as well as the short stories "To Build a Fire", "An Odyssey of the North", and "Love of Life". He also wrote of the South Pacific in such stories as "The Pearls of Parlay" and "The Heathen", and of the San Francisco Bay area in "The Sea Wolf".

London was a passionate advocate of unionization, socialism, and the rights of workers. He wrote several powerful works dealing with these topics, such as his dystopian novel The Iron Heel, his non-fiction exposé The People of the Abyss, and The War of the Classes.



  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 01 December 2018), memorial page for Jack London (12 Jan 1876–22 Nov 1916), Find A Grave Memorial no. 1889, citing Jack London State Historic Park Cemetery, Glen Ellen, Sonoma County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave


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