To Build A Fire Adapted For Modern Readers Annotated And Illustrated

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To Build A Fire: Adapted for Modern Readers (Annotated and Illustrated)

A classic tale of danger and survival.

Against the advice of an old-timer, a man and his dog set out on an eight-hour trek through the frozen wilderness of the Klondike Gold Rush. Before the day is over, man and dog will test their mettle against snow, rotten ice and deadly cold. When the thermometer reads seventy-five degrees below zero, only the fittest survive.

This classic survival tale is the best known of Jack London's short stories. The century-old language and sentence structure have been adapted for modern readers while staying true to the gritty realism of the original.

Approx. 7,100 words of text (30 pages), two short historical sections, 10 photo illustrations.

Sample adaptations:


Original: It was a clear day, and yet there seemed an intangible pall over the face of things, a subtle gloom that made the day dark, and that was due to the absence of sun.
Adapted: It was a clear day, but a subtle gloom over the face of things made the day dark due to the absence of sun.

Original: That there should be anything more to it than that was a thought that never entered his head.
Adapted: It never entered his head that there should be more to it than that.


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