‘Deep in the forest a call was sounding, and . . . he felt compelled to turn his back upon the fire, and to plunge into the forest.’
Half St. Bernard, half sheepdog, Buck is stolen away from his comfortable life as a pet in California and sold to dog traders. He soon finds himself aboard a ship, on its way to Northern Canada. Surrounded by cruelty, Buck’s natural instincts and behaviour begin to emerge as he works as a mail carrying sled dog, scavenging for food, protecting himself against other dogs and sleeping out in the cold snow.
Sold to a group of American gold hunters who are inexperienced living in the wilderness, the dogs are treated badly and as misfortune besets them, Buck is saved by John Thornton. Indebted to his new master, Buck remains by Thornton’s side, saving him from drowning and protecting him with fierce loyalty throughout their time together. However, Buck can not deny the strong lure of the wilderness around him.
Exciting and action-packed, Call of the Wild explores the timeless relationship between man and dog, and the inevitable draw of primitive instincts that pull Buck away from civilization and humanity towards the lawless and harsh wilderness.
Pamela opens in England, with a young maidservant who works for a noblewoman, Lady B. When Lady B suddenly dies, her son becomes infatuated with the young Pamela and tries to seduce her into becoming his mistress. When Pamela refuses, Mr B kidnaps her and locks her away in his country cottage. There the clever Pamela tries to escape, but Mr B has other plans ...
A best-selling and influential novel of its time, Pamela is an endearing story of misguided lust transformed into love, no matter the obstacles.
Pamela is part of Momentum's Classic Romance collection.