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- Full Title: White Fang
- When Written: 1906
- Where Written: California
- When Published: 1906
- Literary Period: Naturalism
- Genre: Adventure novel
- Setting: The late 1890s in the Canadian Klondike and then Weedon Scott's estate in Sierra Vista, California.
- Climax: White Fang's attack on Jim Hall.
- Point of View: Anonymous narrator, third-person omniscient, predominantly from the perspective of White Fang.
A Paradoxical Socialist: London was deeply influenced by Socialist and Marxist theories and his working class background. In 1894, he joined Coxey's Army on a march to Washington D.C. to protest poor economic conditions and unemployment. In 1905 he toured the U.S. on a Socialist lecture tour. However, even though a member of the Socialist party until 1916, London struggled to reconcile his success with his working class identity.
Wolf House: In 1910, London designed his canine-named mansion, "Wolf House," to last "a thousand years." Ironically, it was destroyed by fire in 1913.