History/art/music/literature/inventions timeline of the period of the literary work of Jack London's life.
London was born on January 12 at 615 Third Street, San Francisco, California
Started grade school in Alameda.
Jack discovers the world of books upon reading Ouida's Signa and Irving's Tales of the Alhambra.
March 27th, family bought a house in Oakland after living on farms in San Mateo County and Livermore. Discovered the Oakland public library would supply him with books; meets librarian Ina Coolbrith who helps him choose the right books for his inquisitive, but young mind.
Jack enrolls at the Oakland Cole Grammar School, West Oakland, CA.
Jack obtained a steady job in a salmon cannery at ten cents an hour
Graduated from Cole Grammar School (eighth grade) and took job in cannery.
Writes story Typhoon of the Coast of Japan first story ever written by Jack London for publication.
Joins General Kelly's Army marching to Washington D.C. Traveled much of the U.S. and Canada and he was thrown in Erie County Penitentiary in Buffalo, N.Y. for vagrancy 30 days at hard labor. Wrote a book in 1907, The Road, based on these experiences.
At nineteen he entered Oakland High School. Writes essays and short stories for the Oakland High School Aegis.
Aegis is the oldest high school newspaper in California. The newspaper puts out occasional print issues, but mostly publishes content on its website. Jack London wrote for the publication, and these stories were later collected into a book called "The Aegis."
In September, short story, Two Gold Bricks is published in The Owl magazine (unknown to London) – John London (Jack's stepfather) dies in Oakland on October 14.
Began writing nineteen hours a day. Submitted A Thousand Deaths to The Black Cat magazine, it was published May, 1899
Jack's busiest year, wrote sixty-one new stories, jokes, poems, essays, triolets, etc. Made first sell to Overland Monthly, To the Man on the Trail He sold eight stories to Overland Monthly for seven dollars and fifty cents. Begins writing for a living.
Published his first book. The Son of the Wolf
April 7, married Bessie May Maddern.
"An Odyssey of the North" is published in The Atlantic Monthly.
Daughter Joan London is born on January 15th.
Oct 20th Bess London is born.
Dec. 1st starts writing The Call of the Wild as a short story.
January 26, submitted The Call of the Wild to the Saturday to the Evening Post. Published The Kempton-Wace Letters and also People of the Abyss.
Visited Glen Ellen and separates from his wife Bessie Maddern
June 2nd, Jack and Charmian( his girlfriend) go see the Hill Ranch.June 7, pays $500.00 down on Hill Ranch, the first of seven land purchases making up his Beauty Ranch. – Jack and Charmian marry Nov. 19th in Chicago the day after the divorce from Bessie London became final. Jack published War of the Classes, The Game, and Tales of the Fish Patrol
Begins to build the yacht "Snark" (named after a being in Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland).
Moon-Face & other Stories published (Macmillan)
White Fang published (Macmillan)
Scorn of Women published (Macmillan)
In the background London writes his "great socialist novel" The Iron Heel
The Snark sets sail
Stay in Hawwian Islands,
Visits and writes of the leper colony of Molokai
The Road published (Macmillan) his wonderful account of adventures as a hobo, a colorful painting of his time.
Return to California, enforced by desease.
Martin Eden, autobiographical novel.
On the surface the most successful year. Jack London´s - best money making author of the world
War correspondent in Mexico.
The Star Rover, Novel about re-incarnation and a harsh pillory of punishment in state prisons.
Dies on kidneys failure after 14 hours of agony on his Beauty-Ranch at Glen Ellen, Sonoma-County.