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The Call of the Wild by Jack London

The Call of the WildThe Call of the Wild by Jack London

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Jack London, who was a fervent follower of Darwinism, contextualized Darwinism as portrayed in Buck’s survival in the wild with his resourcefulness and stamina that enabled him to survive and become a leader of his pack. Also, as Darwin paid a note on the atavism of a dog going feral from being domesticated once he lost contact with human, Buck became unleashed by the death of Thornton, the embodiment of humanness. This book is London’s manifesto of Darwinian atavism and evolutionary theory.