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THE CALL OF THE WILD by JACK LONDON - First Edition - 1960 - from FairView Books and Biblio.com

THE CALL OF THE WILD

by JACK LONDON

Condition: Fair/No Jacket


WI: Whitman Publishing, 1960. Book. Fair. Hardcover. 6 x 4. Title: THE CALL OF THE WILD by Jack London/1960 Whitman Author: Jack London Publisher/Copyright: Whitman Publishing Co., WI 1960 Edition: Reprint Condition:(all defects if any are formulated into pricing) Pages have started to yellow, book is tight and clean. Size: 7 ½ x 5 ½ Pages: 210 pages Binding/Cover: Hardback without dust jacket Shipping & Handling: Insurance extra , Refunds: All items are 100% refundable up to 14 days after item received Background/Description: Racine, Wisconsin: Whitman Publishing, 1960 Hard Cover. No Jacket. First Edition Thus. Slick illustrated boards with a couple of nicks on the edges, , decor endpapers, 210pp plus ads. C48 002473.

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.  Read more: Identifying first editions of THE CALL OF THE WILD


  • Bookseller: FairView Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 002473
  • Title: THE CALL OF THE WILD
  • Author: JACK LONDON
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Fair
  • Jacket condition: No Jacket
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Whitman Publishing
  • Place: WI
  • Date published: 1960
  • Size: 6 x 4


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