Earle Labor

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Earle Labor (born 1928) is the official biographer of novelist Jack London and curator of the Jack London Museum in Shreveport. He is also Emeritus Wilson Professor of American Literature at Centenary College of Louisiana. Classes he has taught in the past are among others: a seminar on Jack London, a class on American gothic fiction titled 'The Power of Darkness', A seminar on the American novel, a two-semester class overviewing American literature, and several classes on Critical Approaches to Literature. He is famous for his Book 'Jack London-An American life,' which received the 2014 Western Writers of America Spur Award as Best Nonfiction Biography.


  • A Handbook of Critical Approaches to Literature, 1966
  • Jack London, 1974
  • The Letters of Jack London, 1988
  • Short Stories of Jack London: Authorized one-volume edition, 1990
  • The Call of the wild, White Fang, and other stories, 1990
  • The Complete short stories of Jack London, 1993
  • The Portable Jack London, 1994
  • Jack London Rev. edition, 1994
  • Jack London: An American Life, 2013