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The Faith of Men

Jack London

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Jack London was an American author, journalist, and social activist. He was a pioneer in the then-burgeoning world of commercial magazine fiction and was one of the first fiction writers to obtain worldwide celebrity and a large fortune from his fiction alone.

The Faith of Men is a collection of short stories by author Jack London.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .ted according to my folly, things came to folly.  By his advice it was that I laid my store of meat, and in time of darkness fed the famishing.  By his grace it was that I was made chief.  And what have I done with my chiefship?  Let me tell you.  I have done nothing.  My head was turned with power, and I deemed myself greater than Moosu, and, behold I have come to grief.  My rule has been unwise, and the gods are angered.  Lo, ye are pinched with famine, and the mothers are dry-breasted, and the little babies cry through the long nights.  Nor do I, who have hardened my heart against Moosu, know what shall be done, nor in what manner of way grub shall be had.’

“At this there was nodding and laughing, and the people put their heads together, and I knew they whispered of the loaves and fishes.  I went on hastily.  ‘So I was made aware of my foolishness and of Moosu’s wisdom; of my own unfitness and of M. . . Read More

Community Reviews

Another great collection of short stories about the Yukon! If I've learned one thing this year, it's that Jack London was absolutely OBSESSED with the Great White North. Worth reading, especially for the short story "Bâtard," which I thought was the best of the bunch because of its portrayal of a...more

Un poco ironica y muy agradable.

Fun, easy read

Classic JL in short story format. Huge Content Warning for dated sexist racist language, however. Read with a grain of salt.

The Faith of Men - Jack London
Rated (_/5)

* A Relic of the Pliocene (3/5)
* A Hyperborean Brew (2/5)
* The Faith of Men (2/5)
* Too Much Gold (2/5)
* The One Thousand Dozen (3/5)
* The Marriage of Lit-Lit (3/5)
* Bâtard (3/5)
* The Story of Jess Uck (2/5)

Eight entertaining Klondike chronicles from one of America's finest.

Up first are two shaggy dog stories from tobacco-cadging action man Thomas Stevens, hunting the last surviving wooly mammoth in 'A Relic of the Pliocene,' then teaching a lost civilisation all about that "bad god Biz-e-Nass" in '...more

Сборники рассказов Джека Лондона — сущее наказание. Каким образом можно сказать в общем, не выделив конкретных работ? Это абсолютно невозможно. Не всегда у Лондона получались идеальные сборники, где внимания достойна хотя бы половина рассказов, но «Вера в человека» и «Потерянный лик» побили все р...more

Decent stories. Some of them had twisted endings, almost Hitchcockian.