The Call of the Wild (The 100 Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature)

By: London, Jack

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Book Condition: Fine


Publisher's Notes from the Editors pamphlet laid in. An exceptional copy. 1977 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 157, [7] pp. 8vo. Original brown full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Illustrations by David Passalacqua. The classic novel of the Alaskan wilderness, by the author of White Fang. Jack London's novels and ruggedly individual life seemed to embody American hopes, frustrations, and romantic longings in the turbulent first years of the twentieth century, years infused with the wonder and excitement of great technological and historic change. The author's restless spirit, taste for a life of excitement, and probing mind led him on a series of hard-edged adventures from the Klondike to the South Seas. Out of these sometimes harrowing experiences and his fascination with the theories of such thinkers as Darwin, Spencer, and Marx came the inspiration for novels of adventure that would make him one of Americas most popular writers. The Call of the Wild, considered by many London's greatest novel, is a gripping tale of a heroic dog that, thrust into the brutal life of the Alaska Gold Rush, ultimately faces a choice between living in man's world and returning to nature. Adventure and dog-story enthusiasts as well as students and devotees of American literature will find this classic work a thrilling, memorable reading experience.

Title: The Call of the Wild (The 100 Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature)

Author: London, Jack

Illustrator: Passalacqua, David

Categories: Classics, Books to Film, American, Franklin Library, Leather-Bound,

Publisher: Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, The Franklin Library: 1977

Binding: Full-Leather

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2304826

Keywords: LITERATURE AMERICAN FICTION JACK LONDON WORLD NATURE WILDERNESS,