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John Griffith "Jack" London was born on this day in 1876. An American author, journalist, social activist and late transcendentalist writer, who brought the world great works such as The Call of the Wild, White Fang & The Iron Heel. He died on November 22, 1916 of uremia.
“There is an ecstasy that marks the summit of life, and beyond which life cannot rise. And such is the paradox of living, this ecstasy comes when one is most alive, and it comes as a complete forgetfulness that one is alive.”