The Call of the Wild by Jack London

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What does the title of The Call of the Wild suggest about what the book will be about?

The title of The Call of the Wild suggests that the book will be about a transformation from a civilized mode of existence to a comparatively wild one. This transformation plays out in the character of Buck, a domesticated California dog who travels to the Yukon and Alaska and takes on a more wolf-like state.

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The title of Jack London's celebrated novel The Call of the Wild suggests a transformation from civilization to wildness. In particular, this entails the transformation of a domesticated dog, Buck, into a more ancestral, primordial pattern of behavior akin to that of wolves. At the beginning of the story, Buck is a domesticated St. Bernard/Scotch Shepherd mix who enjoys a carefree, civilized life in the sunny Santa Clara Valley on Judge Miller's tranquil...

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