The Call of the Wild and White Fang are two masterpieces of American literature set in the desolate cold North. The Call of the Wild is the story of a gentle domestic dog that rejects civilization and returns to the wilderness due to the cruelty of mankind. White Fang is a companion narrative and a thematic mirror to The Call of the Wild; it tells the tale of a wolf-dog hybrid who struggles to survive and ultimately changes from a fearsome wild beast into a creature of love. Both stories are filled with action and suspense. Jack London’s intimate knowledge of the Yukon, the fascinating lore of the wolf pack, and the ways of the wild add a layer of magic to the writing.