23) To Build a Fire
"Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes playing a poor hand well."
\"To Build a Fire\" is a short story by American author Jack London. The story is an oft-cited example of the naturalist movement that portrays the conflict of man vs. nature.
25) The Red One
28) Lost Face
29) The Human Drift
37) The Faith of Men
Though best known for the novel The Call of the Wild, American author and activist Jack London was also a prolific short story writer. The Faith of Men is a tale packed with twists and turns that follows two wealthy friends as they navigate the challenges of love, life, and the great outdoors.
Though most of Jack London's novels and short stories fall firmly into the action-adventure category, the prolific author occasionally ventured into other genres, as well. Although The Red One, like many of London's tales, is set among an indigenous tribe, the story—which details the discovery of a strange object of worship which seems to have originated in another world—contains some fascinating themes that will please fans...