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Author: Jack London

Year Published: 1903

Type: Novel

Genre: Adventure

Perspective and Narrator:

The Call of the Wild is told from a third-person limited omniscient point of view, focusing primarily on the dog Buck, except at the beginning and end of the text.


Jack London'sThe Call of the Wild is told in the past tense.

About the Title:

The title, The Call of the Wild, refers to the urge of the novel's protagonist, a dog named Buck, to return to the primordial state of his wolf ancestors.


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