Jack London is an iconic American writer, social activist, mostly known as the author of adventure fiction. Many of his literary works, including novels and short stories, based on his own life experience and they have inspired numerous authors' works, and adaptations for television and film. During his short lifetime of forty years, London developed great passions for sailing, traveling, ranching, and his works encompass the myriad interests he embraced to the full. “Smoke Bellew” by Jack London is a story about a person who sees luck and power in the land of gold power. He finds no way but only to break from drudgery is to move instantly to Klondike where gold fever strikes the region starting him on a journey that takes him over mountain passes and down swirling rapids, removing him forever from the world he knew and the man he was. Taking the name "Smoke," he learns to thrive and flourish in the wilds of the frontier.