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"Jack London was born in 1876 and reared by an itinerant family in Oakland. He left school at fourteen and in 1893 joined a sealing cruise which took him as far as Japan. He tramped around the USA and Canada and he studied for a term at the University of California before joining the goldrush to the Klondike, where he made an unsuccessful attempt at mining. Stricken with scurvy he returned to Oakland and began to write about his experiences. He completed several volumes of short stories, many novels and two collections of essays. Jack London died in 1916."
Source: Penguin Web Site (http://www.futurenet.co.uk/Penguin/Authors/1233.html). Accessed 17 February 1997.
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Photograph source: Clarice Stasz. American Dreamers: Charmian and Jack London. New York: St. Martin's P, 1988. Following page 176. PS 3523 O46Z775 ROBA.
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