Monday, January 4, 2016

The Classics - CLOSING LINES: White Fang by Jack London


JackLondonwhitefang1.jpg"Then his weakness asserted itself, and he lay down, his ears cocked, his head on one side, as he watched the puppy. The other puppies came sprawling toward him, to Collie’s great disgust; and he gravely permitted them to clamber and tumble over him. At first, amid the applause of the gods, he betrayed a trifle of his old self-consciousness and awkwardness. This passed away as the puppies’ antics and mauling continued, and he lay with half-shut, patient eyes, drowsing in the sun." (Published 1906)

 
I love the classics and plan to alternately share some "CLOSING lines" over the coming months. Comment if you wish, or read for inspiration. Writing styles were different then, or were they really?
 

11 comments:

  1. This would be interesting to read if only because it's written from the dog's POV. You never see that anymore, although I am not sure why. Fantasy is written from weird creature POV, however, I suppose it is acceptable because the entire setting is made up.

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    1. Hmm. Maybe the market was flooded with too many. I was never fond of Black Beauty's voice for some reason, although I loved the story. Thanks for commenting.

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  2. I need to read this again-a perfect end to this great book

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    1. I love this author's writing :) Thanks Birgit!

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  3. Ooh, what a great closing line. All these snippets you've been posting have been making me more interested into delving into classic literature!

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    1. It's one of my favorite closing lines :) Too bad this author had a sad end. I believe he committed suicide.

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  4. Wonderful closing line, Well done and a Happy New Year.
    Yvonne.

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  5. I love classics too. There's nothing better than that final "all's well" at the end of a book. Nothing like it.

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  6. I read this and "Call of the Wild" in the 11th grade along with some of London's short stories for an English class term paper. They are both powerful stories.

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