Talk:The Call of the Wild

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This article needs to be longer!!![edit]

Again here's another article on a Jack London piece of work that is in desperate need of being lengthened! This is degrading to any fans of Jack London to have to read an article like this! Please would someone lengthen this! -James Pandora Adams —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.176.154.190 (talk) 20:59, 27 February 2011 (UTC)

There's nothing more to include. It's already pretty descriptive. Maybe the time should be added.--99.141.169.115 (talk) 19:42, 25 April 2011 (UTC)reader§

What about the sequal?[edit]

The story "White Fang," is often considered a sequal to the story "Call of the Wild," and even if this is not true the parallel similartie between the two is to important not to be mentioned. In "Call of the Wild," the dog goes from being a house dog to being a wild dog and in "White Fang," the dog goes from being a wild dog to a house dog? This would be an excellent way to lengthen this article! -Again James Pandora Adams —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.176.154.190 (talk) 22:29, 27 February 2011 (UTC)

I've read both stories many times, and there is nothing in either to indicate that one is the sequel of the other. The two stories parallel each other (in reverse directions) but there is no continuity between the two.Mediatech492 (talk) 03:26, 12 January 2012 (UTC)

Style and content of this article needs to be improved[edit]

The tone of the article doesn't read clearly and smoothly like a good encyclopaedia article should. Sometimes the text seems clunky or childlike. There are problems also with the content of the article; some sentences trail off into areas not relevant to the article itself. 210.80.129.127 (talk) 03:25, 29 June 2011 (UTC)

Generally Considered His Best? BAH!!!![edit]

That claim is completely erroneous. It is his most popular, partly because vehement McCarthyism cast a shadow over his more intellectual works that defended and explored socialism. Too often do we think of most popular as best. I challenge a wikier to change this misconception. I believe that among the literary community, Martin Eden is generally considered to be his magnum opus. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.41.31.131 (talk) 14:05, 14 August 2011 (UTC)

Yeehats[edit]

If you read the novel carefully the characters leave the Yukon valley over the moutains heading east. This puts the Yeehats and final scene in the Canadian Northwest frontier not Alaska. Yes I am one of those Bonds.RichardBond (talk) 02:33, 12 January 2012 (UTC)

First edition in Canada?[edit]

In the infobox, the country of the first edition is indicated as Canada. Is this correct? Wasn't this book published first in the United States? --Panda10 (talk) 23:03, 26 April 2012 (UTC)

The first edition was published in 1903 by the Macmillan Company which is New York based, an offshoot of Macmillan Publishers of London England. The Macmillan Canada office was not established until 1905. As I understand it up until that time the Macmillan company did have presses in Canada in order to circumvent the high import tariff on books. So some of the first edition were printed in Canada for the Canadian market. Mediatech492 (talk) 23:46, 26 April 2012 (UTC)

Anime adaption[edit]

There's also an Anime adaption of this novel, an approx. 70 minute movie. However, I have very little info on it, just a European VHS release which unhelpfully has no opening or closing credits (not even a title screen). I believe it to be the work of Toei (possibly the same production crew as Ginga Nagareboshi Gin), based on the animation and art-style though again I have no way of confirming this. Does anyone know more about it so a note could be added under Adaptions in the article? --TheHande (talk) 16:20, 27 June 2012 (UTC)

It was broadcasted on January 3, 1981 by Fuji-TV net. The title was "Kouya no yobigoe. Hoero, Buck. (荒野の呼び声 吠えろバック: The Call of the Wild. Buck, bark!)" and it was a program of "NISSEI family special (ja:日生ファミリースペシャル)" series. The director was Kouzou Morishita (ja:森下孝三) and he is a vice-president of Toei Animation now. Time of the film is 68min. If you want to know more information, please check this Japanese page. (荒野の呼び声 吠えろバック)--Watcher0911 (talk) 12:24, 28 October 2012 (UTC)
More information is here, someone needs to create an entry for it on Wikipedia and also add a reference on The Call of the Wild article as well. Hei Liebrecht 17:30, 16 February 2014 (UTC)

Source[edit]

I will be using the source below and don't know how to format {sfn} style:

These are the various chapters I'll be using:

  • Chapters > "Jack London" (no author); "The World of Jack London" (no author); "Introduction" author = Tina Gianquitto; "Endnotes" author = Tina Gianquitto; "Inspired by The Call of the Wild" (no author); "Comments and Questions" (no author)

Thanks. Truthkeeper (talk) 21:53, 31 August 2012 (UTC)

Reverted copyedits[edit]

A copyedit has now twice been reverted, described as "erroneous".[1], [2] I have access to the sources and wrote most of the text in the article, so am interested to know what's erroneous. Will change anything that's inaccurate. Thanks. Truthkeeper (talk) 18:36, 6 April 2013 (UTC)

I reverted back to your edits after a lot of digging. I don't know who messed them up, but the page went through a lot of unnoticed vandalism between edits of a certain range. I corrected all of that today as well. Your version of the lead is far cleaner and more informative. Icarus of old (talk) 02:03, 23 April 2013 (UTC)
This had fallen off my watchlist and I'd forgotten about it, but thanks for reinstating. I'd already reverted at least once. Truthkeeper (talk) 15:41, 24 April 2013 (UTC)

Is there an abridged version or something?[edit]

99.246.93.154 (talk) 03:33, 29 June 2014 (UTC)I just read Call of the Wild in a collection entitled something like "Jack London: Tales of the North" from a reputable publisher. It has the illustrations of this page and the same plot, but it's only about 40-50 pages long, plus the plot summary episode (here) of the Skookum King doesn't occur. Am I reading an earlier version, an unacknowledged unabridged piece, or something else? The page as currently written provided no guidance.

Yes, there are several abridged versions. Mediatech492 (talk) 19:14, 30 June 2014 (UTC)