Knights of Literary Reads

Michael B.

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Origins and Influences of your author

Jack London was born John Griffith Chaney on January 12th, 1876 to Flora Wellman and William Chaney, his father was not around so his mother married John London, a civil war veteran… He moved the family around the Bay area, until settling down in Oakland, California where Jack grew up before he went gold searching in the Klondike. he also spent 30 days in the brig (prison on the sea) which he said was the most humiliating thing in his life, that is when he decided to become an author.


Jack London had a main genre throughout his books, the genre he wrote about was mostly adventure.

You can't wait for inspiration, you have to go after it with a club. Which means that you don’t get inspired by just doing nothing, you have to chase inspiration.

One cannot violate the prompting of one's nature without having that nature recoil on itself. This quote means that if you do something bad, something bad will happen to you

Do you know the only value life has is what life puts on itself? This quote means that if you think life is worthless than it is worthless for you.


Jack London was one of the wealthiest people in the US at the time of his death amassing a wealth of over 1 million dollars currently 22,797,281.55

He wrote 56 books.