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Call of the Atlantic: Jack London's Publishing Odyssey Overseas, 1902–1916

Joseph McAleer


Jack London (1876–1916) wasn’t just lucky at what he called the “writing game”—he is, by many accounts, the most popular American author in the world today. Two novels, The Call of the Wild and White Fang, are literary classics and have never been out of print. His forty-four published books and hundreds of short stories and essays have been translated into more than a hundred languages and universally hailed by critics. London, moreover, was America’s first novelist to earn more than one million dollars a year from his writing (more than $20 million today). A vigorous self-promoter and the ki ... More

Keywords: Jack London, publishing, literary agent, bestseller, advertising, royalties, serial, export, brand, longevity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198747819
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747819.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joseph McAleer, author
Author / Historian