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Full Name: Jack London
Biography:
(1876-1916) Writer, novelist. London wrote in "The Road" (1907) of his experiences as a drifter coming to Niagara Falls in 1894, being enthralled for hours by the falls, but then (having no money for a hotel room) being arrested for vagrancy and sentenced to a month in the Erie County Penitentiary. "The Call of the Wild (1903)," about a tame dog who eventually leads a wolf pack, is one of the best animal stories ever written. Among his other works are "The Sea-Wolf (1904)," "White Fang (1905)," " Smoke Bellew" (1912). "Martin Eden" (1909) and "Burning Daylight" (1910) are partly autobiographical. "The People of the Abyss" (1903) and "The Iron Heel" (1907) London considered his most important work. "The Cruise of the Snark" (1911) is a vivid account of his interrupted voyage around the world in a ketch-rigged yacht, and "John Barleycorn; or, Alcoholic Memoirs" (1913) is autobiographical. Beset in his later years by alcoholism and financial difficulties, London died at the age of 40.
Author's Timeline:
1894 Erie County
London was sentenced to 30 days in the Erie County Penitentiary for vagrancy.  
1907 Niagara County
London wrote in "The Road" of his experiences as a drifter coming to Niagara Falls in 1894. 
1876 (Unknown) County
Jack London was born in San Francisco, California in 1876. 
1916 (Unknown) County
Jack London died in Glen Ellen, California in 1916. 
1903 (Unknown) County
The Call of the Wild
Novel about a tame dog who eventually leads a wolf pack, is one of the best animal stories ever written. 
1904 (Unknown) County
The Sea-Wolf
Novel. 
1905 (Unknown) County
White Fang
Novel. 
1912 (Unknown) County
Smoke Bellew
Short story collection. 
1909 (Unknown) County
Martin Eden
Novel. 
1910 (Unknown) County
Burning Daylight
Novel. 
1903 (Unknown) County
The People of the Abyss
Nonfiction. 
1907 (Unknown) County
The Iron Heel
Novel. 
1911 (Unknown) County
The Cruise of the Snark
Nonfiction, a vivid account of his interrupted voyage around the world in a ketch-rigged yacht. 
1913 (Unknown) County
John Barleycorn; or, Alcoholic Memoirs
Autobiographical. 
? (Unknown) County
Jack London was interred in Jack London State Historic Park, Glen Ellen, Sonoma County, California.  

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