‘Lost Face’ is a collection of seven brilliant short stories by acclaimed author Jack London. The eponymous opening story ‘Lost Face’ follows a cruel fur trapper named Subienkow in the frosty Yukon in the Canadian north. His crimes against the indigenous people have finally caught up with him and he is captured by a local tribe, but he cruelly escapes torture by tricking the natives. This collection also includes London’s famous short story ‘To Build a Fire’, following a gold prospector in the Klondike who’s only hope for survival are the vital fires he can build to stave off the cruel cold. It is a phenomenal collection from one of history’s most acclaimed authors and perfect for anyone who loved ‘The Revenant’.
Jack London (1876–1916) was a pioneer, novelist, journalist and social activist. London was one of the first American authors to become an international celebrity thanks to his pioneering work in commercial fiction and magazines. Additionally he is accredited as a major innovator in the genre we now know as science fiction. Growing up in a working class background and spending several years homeless, he was a passionate fighter for workers’ rights, socialism, unionisation and animal rights. He would go on to be one of the highest paid authors in America thanks to his classics such as ‘Call of the Wild’, ‘White fang’ and ‘Sea Wolf’.