Jack London is an iconic American writer, social activist, mostly known as the author of adventure fiction. Many of his literary works, including novels, plays and short stories, based on his own life experience and they have inspired numerous authors' works, and adaptations for television and film. “The House of Pride” is a collection of six short stories published in 1912, all of which take place in Hawaii. London loved the climate and the landscape of the islands, and was fascinated by Polynesian history and culture. Jack London remains one of the most beloved American writers of the early 20th century, and his literary works leave nobody indifferent, so you have the great opportunity to make sure of this. Enjoy the reading.