Kazan

James Oliver CURWOOD (1878 - 1927)

Kazan (sometimes published with the subtitle The Wolf Dog) is a once very popular novel by environmentalist and author James Oliver Curwood. After a trip to the Yukon area of Canada and Alaska, Curwood wrote a series of wilderness adventure novels that were best-sellers in the 1910’s and 1920’s and remained popular through mid century. Jack London had begun the vogue for northland dog stories with his Call of the Wild and White Fang, and there were many imitators, but none had a greater impact than Curwood. The income from the sales of his books permitted him to spend several months of each year in the remote northwestern area that he loved, while he poured out more than 30 novels.

Probably the most widely read of his novels during his lifetime was this engrossing tale of a magnificent animal that is part husky and part wolf. There is a struggle between the two breeds in Kazan’s makeup; he is torn between love for a particular man and woman and the desire to run free with the wolves, especially the one that he has chosen for his mate. In both of these contrasting parts of his life, he meets tremendous challenges that require all his instinct, strength, and spirit to overcome.(Introduction by Leonard Wilson)

Genre(s): Action & Adventure Fiction, Nature & Animal Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Chapter 1 - The Miracle Leonard Wilson
00:11:17
Play 02 Chapter 2 - Into the North Leonard Wilson
00:12:39
Play 03 Chapter 3 - McCready Pays the Debt Leonard Wilson
00:17:44
Play 04 Chapter 4 - Free from Bonds Leonard Wilson
00:28:46
Play 05 Chapter 5 - The Fight in the Snow Leonard Wilson
00:15:09
Play 06 Chapter 6 - Joan Leonard Wilson
00:27:57
Play 07 Chapter 7 - Out of the Blizzard Leonard Wilson
00:16:54
Play 08 Chapter 8 - The Great Change Leonard Wilson
00:13:10
Play 09 Chapter 9 - The Tragedy on Sun Rock Leonard Wilson
00:17:45
Play 10 Chapter 10 - The Days of Fire Leonard Wilson
00:18:10
Play 11 Chapter 11 - Always Two by Two Leonard Wilson
00:23:26
Play 12 Chapter 12 - The Red Death Leonard Wilson
00:20:51
Play 13 Chapter 13 - The Trail of Hunger Leonard Wilson
00:16:09
Play 14 Chapter 14 - The Right of Fang Leonard Wilson
00:08:46
Play 15 Chapter 15 - A Fight Under the Stars Leonard Wilson
00:10:49
Play 16 Chapter 16 - The Call Leonard Wilson
00:20:37
Play 17 Chapter 17 - His Son Leonard Wilson
00:14:56
Play 18 Chapter 18 - The Education of Ba-ree Leonard Wilson
00:17:44
Play 19 Chapter 19 - The Usurpers Leonard Wilson
00:13:42
Play 20 Chapter 20 - A Feud in the Wilderness Leonard Wilson
00:27:27
Play 21 Chapter 21 - A Shot on the Sand-Bar Leonard Wilson
00:15:45
Play 22 Chapter 22 - Sandy's Method Leonard Wilson
00:16:25
Play 23 Chapter 23 - Professor McGill Leonard Wilson
00:09:35
Play 24 Chapter 24 - Alone in Darkness Leonard Wilson
00:11:04
Play 25 Chapter 25 - The Last of McTrigger Leonard Wilson
00:15:08
Play 26 Chapter 26 - An Empty World Leonard Wilson
00:07:42
Play 27 Chapter 27 - The Call of Sun Rock Leonard Wilson
00:09:13