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Jack London

Jack LondonAKA John Griffith Chaney

Born: 12-Jan-1876
Birthplace: San Francisco, CA
Died: 22-Nov-1916
Location of death: Glen Ellen, CA
Cause of death: Kidney failure [1]
Remains: Cremated, Jack London State Historical Park, Glen Ellen, CA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Novelist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Call of the Wild


[1] Uremia. Four doctors were present at the time of his death. Some early confusion resulted because of a morphine prescription which he was taking. London's death certificate reads: "Uraemia following renal colic. Duration one plus days. Contributor chronic Interstitial Nephritis. Duration three years."

Father: John London (stepfather)
Mother: Flora Wellman
Wife: Elizabeth "Bess" Maddern (m. 7-Apr-1900, div. 18-Nov-1905)
Daughter: Joan (b. 1901)
Daughter: Bess "Becky" (b. 1902)
Wife: Charmian Kittredge (m. 19-Nov-1905, one day after divorce, until his death)
Father: William Henry Chaney (astrologer, deserted the family)

    High School: Oakland High School, Oakland, CA
    University: University of California at Berkeley

    Appendectomy 8-Jul-1913
    Vagrancy Niagara Falls 1894
    Risk Factors: Psoriasis, Alcoholism, Smoking, Gonorrhea, Morphine, Malaria, Appendicitis

Author of books:
The Son of the Wolf (1900, novel)
The Call of the Wild (1903, novel)
The People of the Abyss (1903, nonfiction)
The Sea-Wolf (1904, novel)
The War of the Classes (1906, essays)
White Fang (1906, novel)
The Iron-Heel (1907, novel)
The Road (1907, short stories)
The Iron Heel (1908)
Martin Eden (1909, novel)
Burning Daylight (1910, novel)
The Cruise of the Snark (1911, travel)
John Barleycorn (1913, novel)

Appears on postage stamps:
USA, Scott #2183 (25 cents, issued 11-Jan-1986)



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