Jack London (1876 -1916), the world-famous author of The Call of the Wild, White Fang and Martin Eden, became one of the greatest American figures of the 20th century. Born at the very time when the conquest of the West was living its final moments and America was entering modern times, Jack London was the link between these two different worlds, participating in all the major political, social and cultural evolutions of the time. Jack London, an American adventure, is a mini-series about his outstanding fate and how his adventurous life reflects American History: growing up in the poor neighbourhoods with the San Francisco Bay pirates; discovering the Great North during the 1897 Gold Rush; experiencing photo journalism during the Russian-Japanese conflict and the great 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire; committing to socialism; living a hobo life on the roads; sailing the Southern Seas on the Snark… This two-part series aims to be the most ambitious biography ever made about him. He is still considered today as the master of adventure novels. And with over 12,000 photos and endless hours of film to his name, never has the life of a man, who has been dead for over a century, been so well documented.