The ring is where Joe Fleming feels most alive. The roar of the crowd, the pure, elemental force of the fight. But he’s willing to give it all up for Genevieve. All he asks is that she comes to see his final ever bout, due to be held on the eve of their wedding. It’s a match which will change their lives forever.
To write ”The Game”, Jack London drew upon his time as a sports writer. He describes boxing with an unflinching, journalistic eye, standing it in stark contrast to Joe and Genevieve’s tender romance. This moving short story is recommended for sports fans and drama fans alike.
Jack London (1876–1916) was one of the first American writers to achieve worldwide celebrity. He did so with rugged adventure stories set in forbidding landscapes. And heroes who survive by embracing their most primal instincts.
His breakthrough best seller was ”The Call of the Wild”. Inspired by his time in the Klondike Gold Rush, this hard-hitting novel is told from the perspective of a sled dog named Buck. It’s inspired many adaptations, including a big-budget movie starring Harrison Ford.
Among London’s other notable works are ”White Fang”, also featuring a canine protagonist, as well as ”The Sea-Wolf”, ”Martin Eden” and ”The Iron Heel”.