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Children of the Frost is a collection of short stories first published in 1902. Includes: - The League of the Old Men - In the Forests of the North - The Law of Life - Nam-Bok the Unveracious - The Master of Mystery - The Sunlanders - The Sickness of Lone Chief - Keesh, the Son of Keesh - The Death of Ligoun - Li Wan, the Fair


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Children of the Frost is a collection of short stories first published in 1902. Includes: - The League of the Old Men - In the Forests of the North - The Law of Life - Nam-Bok the Unveracious - The Master of Mystery - The Sunlanders - The Sickness of Lone Chief - Keesh, the Son of Keesh - The Death of Ligoun - Li Wan, the Fair

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  1. 5 out of 5

    rachid idjiou

    Jack London ce mec d'Alaska, le grand maître de la fiction de la vie sauvage au nord polaire. Il inspire beaucoup des écrivains , des artistes et des gens simples qui la turbulence de la vie moderne et civilisation industrielle pour vivre au fond du froid polaire.des rêveurs se déplacent à Alaska pour se consacrer entièrement leur temps à créer une existence nouvelles dans la quelque ils seront libre dans la nature vierge.Ces rêveurs sont fascinés par la beauté de la description imaginaire de la Jack London ce mec d'Alaska, le grand maître de la fiction de la vie sauvage au nord polaire. Il inspire beaucoup des écrivains , des artistes et des gens simples qui la turbulence de la vie moderne et civilisation industrielle pour vivre au fond du froid polaire.des rêveurs se déplacent à Alaska pour se consacrer entièrement leur temps à créer une existence nouvelles dans la quelque ils seront libre dans la nature vierge.Ces rêveurs sont fascinés par la beauté de la description imaginaire de la vie sauvage au nord polaire faite par jack london le maître d'Alaska. Parmi des oeuvres de fiction qui révèle la sensibilité romantique de London ce livre que je viens de lire intitulé Les enfants du froid .Jack London nous raconte sous forme de recueil des nouvelles ou simplement des récits gens simples et heureux qui lutte contre le climat froid et les conditions difficiles de la vie sauvage pour survivre .

  2. 5 out of 5

    Yusuf

    Yarısına kadar zorlayarak devam etmiş olsam da devamını getiremedim, en azından şimdilik. Belki ileride tekrar dönerim. Kuzey'de karlar içinde yaşayan bir kabilenin hayatından öyküler içeren bir kitabın beni nasıl sarmalamadığını anlayamıyorum. Hikayeler hep bir tekleme ile malûl gibi geldi. Bir türlü gürül gürül akmıyor. Dediğim gibi, kitabın içine dalamamak büyük bir sürpriz oldu benim için. Yarısına kadar zorlayarak devam etmiş olsam da devamını getiremedim, en azından şimdilik. Belki ileride tekrar dönerim. Kuzey'de karlar içinde yaşayan bir kabilenin hayatından öyküler içeren bir kitabın beni nasıl sarmalamadığını anlayamıyorum. Hikayeler hep bir tekleme ile malûl gibi geldi. Bir türlü gürül gürül akmıyor. Dediğim gibi, kitabın içine dalamamak büyük bir sürpriz oldu benim için.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Charles Sheard

    3.5 stars. All of these stories are entertaining, though there is a certain sameness to them at times. "The Law of Life" perhaps resonates the most, as the blind elder is left to die by his tribe when they move on. The entire collection is certainly interesting in its depiction of the culture clashes of Europeans moving into the natives' territory at a much later date in North American history (late 1890s) than most of the conflicts in the US. When the believed-dead son, Nam-Bok, returns with ta 3.5 stars. All of these stories are entertaining, though there is a certain sameness to them at times. "The Law of Life" perhaps resonates the most, as the blind elder is left to die by his tribe when they move on. The entire collection is certainly interesting in its depiction of the culture clashes of Europeans moving into the natives' territory at a much later date in North American history (late 1890s) than most of the conflicts in the US. When the believed-dead son, Nam-Bok, returns with tales of the civilized world and is told to leave because the tribe cannot believe his lies, it speaks to such issues of any human ignorance that does not wish to hear truths that clash with existing understanding. London wrote an enormous amount of short stories, only a few of which are well known, but I hope to work through several more volumes in the near future.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Canberk Yesilada

    Jack London gerçekten sevdiğim yazarlardan biridir. Daha önce Beyaz Diş, Vahşetin Çağrısı ve Martin Eden gibi çok iyi kitaplarından okudum. Martin Eden genelde en sevdiğim kitaplar arasında da her zaman yukarılardadır. Buzun Çocukları okuduğum dördüncü London kitabı oldu ve beni hayal kırıklığına uğrattı. Okuduğum öteki kitaplarındaki gibi bir hava kesinlikle bulamadım. Konu olarak güzel olsa da işleniş olarak gerçekten zor okudum çünkü hikayeler sürükleyicilikten çok uzaktı. Kuzeydeki kabileler Jack London gerçekten sevdiğim yazarlardan biridir. Daha önce Beyaz Diş, Vahşetin Çağrısı ve Martin Eden gibi çok iyi kitaplarından okudum. Martin Eden genelde en sevdiğim kitaplar arasında da her zaman yukarılardadır. Buzun Çocukları okuduğum dördüncü London kitabı oldu ve beni hayal kırıklığına uğrattı. Okuduğum öteki kitaplarındaki gibi bir hava kesinlikle bulamadım. Konu olarak güzel olsa da işleniş olarak gerçekten zor okudum çünkü hikayeler sürükleyicilikten çok uzaktı. Kuzeydeki kabilelerin günlük hayatları, gelenek ve görenekleri, "beyaz adam" ile ilk karşılaşmaları gibi durumların işlendiği çeşitlil hikayelerden oluşuyor. Aralarından 1-2 hikaye dışındakileri gerçekten sadece yazara olan saygımdan dolayı bitirdim. Öteki London kitaplarını sevip de bunu okumak isteyen varsa lütfen kendilerini beklentiye sokmadan okusunlar.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Goddess of Chaos

    With the mythical northwest passage reopening, these stories have renewed magic Jack London's writing is famous with good reason. One of the lines that caught me early on in this series of short stories was "The world's explorers have known it, from time to time, but hitherto they have never returned to tell the world." Part of what got me thinking about stories about Eskimos and the great frozen North was the reopening of the mythical northwest passage, and these stories capture that sense of th With the mythical northwest passage reopening, these stories have renewed magic Jack London's writing is famous with good reason. One of the lines that caught me early on in this series of short stories was "The world's explorers have known it, from time to time, but hitherto they have never returned to tell the world." Part of what got me thinking about stories about Eskimos and the great frozen North was the reopening of the mythical northwest passage, and these stories capture that sense of the finale frontier, the cultures we are still getting to know and discover, and bring to life that sense of exploration, in its many facets.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Lillian Williams

    it was one of the best books I have ever read. My favorite part of the entire book was when the soldiers went camping Great job Jack London. I would recommended this book to all of my friends and family members.

  7. 5 out of 5

    NC

    The old west, gold mining stories are not at all interesting to me. And the language doesn’t flow as I read these stories since classics are not part of my normal choice of books. So I took the easy way out and rated 3 stars.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Louise

    Meh. A lot of fake native people tales. Just wasn’t very plausible to me

  9. 4 out of 5

    Ernesto

    Some critics consider Jack London’s short tales far superior to his insanely popular novels “Call of the Wild” and “White Fang”. I don’t know if they are right, but I am quite sure he was one of the greatest short story writers of all time, right along Poe, Hoffmann and Maupassant, exerting enormous influence even among Latin-American literature (Most notably Horacio Quiroga). This collection shows the adventures and misadventures of the “children” alluded in the title: members of several Native Some critics consider Jack London’s short tales far superior to his insanely popular novels “Call of the Wild” and “White Fang”. I don’t know if they are right, but I am quite sure he was one of the greatest short story writers of all time, right along Poe, Hoffmann and Maupassant, exerting enormous influence even among Latin-American literature (Most notably Horacio Quiroga). This collection shows the adventures and misadventures of the “children” alluded in the title: members of several Native-American tribes of the Canadian Arctic, Alaska and the Pacific Northwest at the turn of the XXth Century, on the backdrop of the Klondike Gold Rush amidst an harsh, unforgiving, Darwinian (red in tooth and claw indeed) Nature. The inevitable clash of civilizations brought by the coming of the gold-seeking “Sunlanders” often leads to tragedy of several degrees ranging from minor squabbles to all-out war and near annihilation. Needless to say, this book in VERY politically-incorrect for today standards: London doesn’t hesitate in showing both White Man’s greed and native primitivism, ruthlessness and treachery and their consequences, all the while refusing to take sides. Not all tales boast equals quality, however, among masterpieces like “The Law of Life” and “The Sunlanders” there are other less engaging, and the dialogs trying to imitate native speech are a little difficult to tread, especially if English is not one’s first language. I can’t think of more serious faults, and overall London’s work retains most of its freshness and vitality even more than a century later.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Don Henwood

    A bit brutal, but great writing.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Kerli

    Jack London võib ju klassik olla aga need teosed mida mina olen tema sulest lugenud on kuidagi robustsed ja venivad. Antud lühijuttude kogumikuga ei saanud ma algul vedama ja siis enam pidama. Londoni kirjakeel on lihtne aga kuidagi ei haara kaasa. Nii nagu "Lõunamere juttudes", nii olid ka "Külma laste" tegelased pärismaalased, kes olid üsna lollikesteks tehtud. Võimalik, et tol ajal nad olidki lihtsameelsed aga siiski oli neist üsna kahju. Eriti läksid mulle hinge - "Üksildase pealiku haigus" oma Jack London võib ju klassik olla aga need teosed mida mina olen tema sulest lugenud on kuidagi robustsed ja venivad. Antud lühijuttude kogumikuga ei saanud ma algul vedama ja siis enam pidama. Londoni kirjakeel on lihtne aga kuidagi ei haara kaasa. Nii nagu "Lõunamere juttudes", nii olid ka "Külma laste" tegelased pärismaalased, kes olid üsna lollikesteks tehtud. Võimalik, et tol ajal nad olidki lihtsameelsed aga siiski oli neist üsna kahju. Eriti läksid mulle hinge - "Üksildase pealiku haigus" oma puändiga, kogumiku kõige vaimukas lugu. "Li Wan, see valgetverd" ja "Vanameeste vandenõu". Need kolm lugu ka päästsid selle teose hinde minu jaoks.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Jill

    This was a free download onto my kindle. I read it while travelling on the Alaskan Maritime Highway on the Inside Passage. Series of short stories. Some stories showcases the racism or elitism between the western, white man and the native alaskan, but then that may have been the standard sentiment in the society when Jack London was introduced to Alaska. Good stories though. Exciting and take you to a wild Alaska.

  13. 5 out of 5

    bkwurm

    Collection of short stories all set in the frozen north. A little dated now and it is interesting to see how the author constantly presents the white man as being extremely desirable to the native women. The author does go overboard, however, in one story where he depicts the white man a tribe saves as being so useful to them in teaching them how to fight, ambush and fortify their villages that they cannot bear to let him leave.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Scott Harris

    An almost tragically comical short story from London, Nam-Bok the Unveracious is the tale of a long missing Aboriginal man who returns to tell his friends and family of the strange adventures he encounters with evidently European culture. His tales appear completely incredulous and lead to his being dismissed by those he returns to see.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Conrad Toft

    Jack London manages to capture both the lives of the natives and the newcomers without seeming to judge each except through the eyes of the others. Through this collection of short stories he tells of the tragedies that befell both groups as they learned to live with each other in the American north.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Tinquerbelle

    London, Jack The Unabridged Jack London In compilation only. 1) In the Forests of the North 2) The Law of Life 3) Nam-Bok the Unveracious 4) The Master of Mystery 5) The Sunlanders 6) The Sickness of Lone Chief 7) Keesh, the Son of Keesh 8) The Death of Ligoun 9) Li Wan the Fair 10) The League of the Old Men

  17. 5 out of 5

    Amy

    A collection of short stories of the Yukon, exploring the lives and relations of whites and indigenous peoples. As with all collections of short stories, some are good, and some are not, and because this is Jack London, all are a tad flowery and at times a bit tedious.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Bryce

    An interesting view into the lives of "Eskimo" people. I wonder how many of these short stories are Jack's actual experiences, how many are the related experiences of people he knew, and how many are fictitious? An interesting view into the lives of "Eskimo" people. I wonder how many of these short stories are Jack's actual experiences, how many are the related experiences of people he knew, and how many are fictitious?

  19. 4 out of 5

    Sandy

    Some of the better Jack London Klondike stories in this one. The Law of Life in particular has stuck with me. Some of the better Jack London Klondike stories in this one. The Law of Life in particular has stuck with me.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Zane

    I've read. 1) In the Forests of the North 2) The Law of Life 3) Nam-Bok the Unveracious 4) The Master of Mystery 5) The Sunlanders 6) The Sickness of Lone Chief 7) Keesh, Son of Keesh 8) The Death of Ligoun 9) Li-Wan, the Fair 10) The League of Old Men I've read. 1) In the Forests of the North 2) The Law of Life 3) Nam-Bok the Unveracious 4) The Master of Mystery 5) The Sunlanders 6) The Sickness of Lone Chief 7) Keesh, Son of Keesh 8) The Death of Ligoun 9) Li-Wan, the Fair 10) The League of Old Men

  21. 4 out of 5

    Diogo Jesus

    Circa 10 short stories around the life of indians and whites in uncharted (or discovered but still indian in its essence) "northern forests". Light, well written, ok (he has better books) Circa 10 short stories around the life of indians and whites in uncharted (or discovered but still indian in its essence) "northern forests". Light, well written, ok (he has better books)

  22. 5 out of 5

    NuNu

    This was a group of short stories, some of which I enjoyed and others I could have skipped without missing a good experience. Well written but not high on my list of enjoyable Jack London books.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Judee

    Entertaining little book, full of tales of the north from the perspective of the native peoples.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Jared Murphy

    Bought a London collection of his short stories back in '98 and this is in that collection. His Alaska short stories are generally good. Bought a London collection of his short stories back in '98 and this is in that collection. His Alaska short stories are generally good.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Cholera

    Je n'ai pas aimé cette traduction... Je n'ai pas aimé cette traduction...

  26. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie Jane

    A hit & miss collection of short stories. Some are fabulous but others just didn't grab my attention. A hit & miss collection of short stories. Some are fabulous but others just didn't grab my attention.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Darlene

    The version I read was Nam-Bok, which was also my favorite. See that review.

  28. 4 out of 5

    John Standridge

    nice collection of stories; layers of depth

  29. 4 out of 5

    John

    Great short stories of the early northwest.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Jessica

    Well written but too naturalistic for my taste.

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