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The Call of the Wild

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The Call of the Wild

by Jack London

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ISBN 10
1926444183
ISBN 13
9781926444185
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Thorold on: Paper Mill Press, 2018. limp leatherette is in fine condition with no dust jacket. is a first printing. copy is unmarked and tightly bound. 99 pages.. 1st printing. Limp Leatherette. Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

Synopsis

Jack London’s The Call of the Wild is an anthropomorphic canine’s unforgettable tale of survival. Set during the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush, the novel’s main character, Buck, a large and powerful St. Bernard-Scotch Shepherd, is stolen from his ranch home in Santa Clara Valley, California, and sold into service as a sled dog. At first, Buck experiences violence and struggles for survival, becoming progressively feral in the harsh environment. By the end, Buck relies on his instinct and learned experience to emerge as the proven leader of the pack.  In The Call of the Wild, author Jack London blends his experience as a gold prospector in the Canadian wilderness with his ideas about nature and the struggle for existence, influenced by the work of Darwin and Nietzsche. Thus, although the novel is first and foremost a story about a dog, it displays a philosophical depth absent in most animal adventures. In the summer of 1903, the story was first serialized in four installments in The Saturday Evening Post, which paid $750 for it. Soon after, London sold all rights to The Call of the Wild to Macmillan, which published the story in book format in August of that same year. As the first printing of 10,000 copies sold out immediately, it is safe to say the novel was enormously popular from the moment it was published. It has since secured its place in the canon of American literature. Today, The Call of the Wild is still one of the best-known stories written by an American author and has been published in almost 50 languages. The Call of the Wild is ranked 35th on The Guardian’s list of the 100 best novels and 88th on Modern Library’s “100 Best” English-language novels of the 20th century. 

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Bookseller
Corliss Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
014719
Title
The Call of the Wild
Author
Jack London
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
No Jacket
Quantity-available
1
Edition
1st printing
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
1926444183
ISBN 13
9781926444185
Publisher
Paper Mill Press
Place of Publication
Thorold on
Date Published
2018
Bookseller catalogs
Corliss Books; Dust Jackets Only;
Size
8vo - over 7�" - 9�" tall

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