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Geoffrey Chaucer

Poet (c. 1340 - October 25, 1400)
Nationality: English
Geoffrey Chaucer's works form the bedrock of English literature. He is credited with writing in Middle English, which was the language of the masses in a time period when French and Latin were dominant, furthering the development of written English.
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Jack London's The Call of the Wild is a genre-defying tale of a domesticated dog who is stolen and put to use as a sled dog for the Klondike gold miners. He then fights for dominance in the pack and learns to survive in the Canadian wilderness.

Works by London, Jack (American writer)

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