When the World Was Young

By Jack London, Read by William Coon
Length:  38 minutes [Unabridged]


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Just how evolved are we?  Are we as civilized as we appear to others?  Jack London’s stories often depict heroic figures at odds with the forces of nature.  In this story, those forces are internal rather than external.  James Ward, a wealthy San Francisco businessman by day, becomes something quite different by night.  This works for a while, until he meets the love of his life, and he faces his most important challenge.  Written in 1910, this story might be considered an early example of science fiction (without much science).

London’s true genius lay in the short form, 7,500 words and under, where the flood of images in his teeming brain and the innate power of his narrative gift were at once constrained and freed. –Dale L. Walker

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