The Call of the Wild, by Jack London
The Call of the Wild is an adventure novel by Jack London published in 1903.
The story takes place in Yukon, Canada during the Klondike Gold Rush in the 1890s. Sled dogs were in high demand back then.
Jack London spent almost a year in the Yukon, and his observations form much of the material for the book. The story was published in parts in the Saturday Evening Post in 1903, followed by a book form publication later that year.
The book's great popularity and success made a reputation for London. As early as 1923, the story was adapted to film, and it has since seen several more cinematic adaptations.