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Jack London

Writer (January 12, 1876 - November 22, 1916)
Nationality: American
Jack London's novels, including the classic The Call of the Wild, became famous for their association with the literary movement of Naturalism. Common themes include the brutality of nature and the struggle to adapt to hostile environments.
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The Black Cat

  • Short story
Like many of Edgar Allan Poe’s short stories, "The Black Cat" deals with guilt, morality, and madness. In the story, the narrator speaks of his relationship to his pet black cat.The cat is instrumental to his downfall as a murderer and a madman.

Works by Poe, Edgar Allan

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