Jack London
#368 Overall Influence

Jack London

American author, journalist, and social activist


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From Wikipedia

John Griffith London was an American novelist, journalist, and social activist. A pioneer of commercial fiction and American magazines, he was one of the first American authors to become an international celebrity and earn a large fortune from writing. He was also an innovator in the genre that would later become known as science fiction.

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    As works of adventure fiction, London’s novels touched on important philosophical themes concerning the political climate in the author’s day. Moreover, his writing not only portrayed a belief in socialism, but also attempted to explain naturalism as a philosophical theory.


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University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Berkeley

Public research university in Berkeley, California, United States

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#205 World Rank #50 USA Rank
#220 World Rank #158 USA Rank