Jack appreciated Charmian's hard work, her artistic talents in music and drawing, and her ability to combine traditional feminine style with unconventionality. London found in her the components of a mature personality, (374×1064)
Jack London Square at Oakland, California - life sized bronze stature of Jack London standing watch over the waterfront at the foot of Broadway. This bronze sculpture was created by artist Cedric Wentworth. (1066×1600)
Jack London grew up in poverty and supported himself working at a cannery, as an oyster pirate, and as a merchant seaman on a Pacific sealing expedition. He read constantly and pushed himself to write a thousand words a day, six days a week. He was the highest paid novelist of his day, crediting his success as just pure hard work. His works include: The Call of the Wild, Sea-Wolf, Valley of the Moon, Martin Eden, and White Fang, in addition to dozens of stories and hundreds of articles.