When it comes to the greatest American writers, Jack London is not the one to sleep on. He's pretty much the king of the adventure/drama genre and turned a lot of heads with the now-legendary White Fang tale. It first saw the light of day back in 1906 and is still considered as one of the greatest adventure stories on planet Earth. The kids love it, the grown-ups love it - this one is a huge hit!
The tale takes place in the cold, harsh Canadian terrain during the famous KGR routine at the end of the 19th century and follows White Fang, a lovely wolfdog and its "travels" through the wilderness. The famous story is written from the animal's point of view, which gave Jack London an amazing opportunity to "see" the world through its eyes and deliver the readers a unique experience.
Both the animal and the human worlds are brutal and violent, but the valiant wolfdog makes it through and survives against all odds. Now, even though London wrote this story mainly for the kids, the themes of redemption and morality are very much present in it and are "aimed" at a much older audience. By the way, London's epic tale has been quite popular with the international film-makers, and the 1991 self-titled movie with Ethan Hawke conquered the hearts and minds of countless viewers around the world.
The bottom line is - if you love exciting adventure novels with action, suspense, and a very kind, moving and touching message, then you'll fall in love with Jack London's timeless masterpiece. White Fang is a wonderful novel about a brick-strong friendship between a wolfdog and a man, one that will most certainly bring tears of joy to your eyes.