The Call of the Wild
, first edition cover
The Call of the Wild is an animal adventure novel written by Jack London. It was published in 1903. It tells the story of Buck, a large, strong pet dog living on a plush estate in California's Napa Valley. He is stolen and sold as a sled dog to Yukon gold miners. He suffers greatly among men, and finally returns to the outdoors and the wild ways of dogs.