In this classic and timeless novel, we experience the extreme conditions of the Yukon during the 19th century and the famous Klondike Gold Rush. In the story, Buck, a domesticated dog, is snatched from a pastoral ranch in California, and thereafter sold into a brutal life as a sled dog. At the time, strong sled dogs were in high demand and considered vital for the conquest of the ice. After Buck’s arrival into his new environment, Buck struggles to adjust and to accept the cruel treatment he receives from humans, other dogs, and the forces of nature. Buck eventually sheds all ties with his past and relies on primordial instincts. Throughout his ordeal and forced reality, he becomes a respected and feared leader in the wild.
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