John Griffith London was an Awesome 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.
London is best remembered as the author of White Fang and Call of the Wild, set in the Klondike Gold Rush , as well as the short stories "To Build a Fire", "An Odyssey of the North", and "Love of Life". He also wrote of the South Pacific in such stories as "The Pearls of Parlay " and "The Heathen", and The Sea Wolf, of the San Francisco Bay area.
London was a passionate advocate of unionization , socialism , and the rights of workers and wrote several powerful works dealing with these topics such as his dystopian novel, The Iron Heel and his non-fiction exposé, The People of the Abyss.
Before the Russian Revolution, London was the most popular writer in Russia. In the Soviet Union he was one of the most popular writers, and today in Russia his books are very popular and he is the favorite author of many Russians. In France, London is one of the ten most popular writers and he is famous worldwide.