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The Best Jack London Books

Updated June 14, 2019 788 votes 361 voters 11.5k views19 items

List RulesVote for the Jack London novels you just couldn't put down. If you haven't read a book, don't downvote it.

List of the best Jack London books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that Jack London is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. London was one of the first authors to become wealthy from writing fiction, after becoming a worldwide celebrity in the late 1800's. If you're a huge fan of his work, then vote on your favorite novels below and make your opinion count. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of Jack London who want to know which novels they should start reading first. With memorable characters and excellent storytelling, there's no reason why you shouldn't check out his work if you're a big reader.

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  • 1
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    19

    First Published1903

    SubjectsNature, Animal welfare, Animal, Dog

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Children's literature, Historical fiction, Fiction, Adventure film

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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    #22 of 161 The Greatest American Novels#34 of 1,236 The Best Novels Ever Written

  • 2
    108
    14

    White Fang

    Jack London

    First Published1906-05

    SubjectsLiterary, Education, Alaska, Adult, Libraries

    Genres (Book)Children's literature, Fiction, Adventure fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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    #13 of 300 The Greatest Children's Books That Were Made Into Movies#77 of 99 The Best Books With White in the Title

  • 3
    91
    10

    The Sea-Wolf

    Jack London

    First Published1904

    SubjectsMusic, Literary, Espionage, Education, Literature

    Genres (Book)Suspense, Children's literature, Fiction, Adventure fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 4
    50
    5

    The Iron Heel

    Jack London

    First Published1908

    SubjectsSocial science, Literary, Mythology, Socialism, Literature

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Utopian and dystopian fiction, Dystopia, Fiction, Science Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 5
    60
    25

    Martin Eden

    Jack London

    First Published1909

    SubjectsPopular literature, Literary, Current events, Government, Literature

    Genres (Book)Children's literature, Fiction, Novel, Künstlerroman

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 6
    34
    5

    To Build a Fire

    Jack London

    First PublishedJan 01 1908

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 7
    32
    5

    Before Adam

    Jack London

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction

  • 8

    First Published1903-01-01

    SubjectsLiterary, London, Central America, British Cuisine, Social science

    Genres (Book)Philosophy, Children's literature, Biography, Fiction, Autobiography

  • 9
    20
    12

    First Published1913

    SubjectsLiterary, Marriage, Literature, California, Working class

    Genres (Book)Children's literature, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 10
    19
    13

    The Star Rover

    Jack London

    First Published1915

    SubjectsLiterature, Reincarnation, Classics

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Horror Film, Fiction, Fantasy

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 11
    4
    2

    Lost Face

    Jack London

    First Published1910

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 12

    First Published1903

    Genres (Book)Fiction, Epistolary novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 13
    11
    6

    John Barleycorn

    Jack London

    SubjectsLiterary, United States of America, 20th century, Social science, Current events

    Genres (Book)Children's literature, Biography, Autobiographical novel, Fiction, Autobiography

  • 14

    First Published1915

    SubjectsLiterary, Literature, Classics, Adventure

    Genres (Book)Children's literature, Fiction, Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 15
    11
    10

    First Published1912

    SubjectsAmerican science fiction, World, History

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Fiction, Science Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 16
  • 17

    First Published1902-10

    SubjectsLiterary, Literature, Classics, Adventure

    Genres (Book)Children's literature, Fiction, Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 18
    4
    3

    South Sea tales

    Jack London
  • 19
    3
    5

    The Assassination Bureau, Ltd

    Robert L. Fish, Jack London

    First Published1963

    SubjectsCurrent events, Government, Literature, Politics, Classics

    Genres (Book)Thriller

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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