The Call of the Wild by Jack London Book Folio Society Collectors Edition Brand NEW Sealed
Title: The Call of the Wild
Author: Jack London
Publisher: Folio Society
Format: Hardcover / Hardback with Slipcase
Condition: Brand new, still sealed in shrink. SHIPS IN A BOX! Packaged with care.
Genre: Classic Literature; Classic Adventure Books For Kids: Best Books of All-Time
This triumphant tale of survival follows the
adventures of Buck, half-St. Bernard and half-Scottish sheepdog, who is
forced into the brutal life of a sled-dog during the heady days of the
Alaska gold rush.
The Call of the Wild, considered by many to be Jack London's greatest novel, is a gripping survival story 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 animal-story enthusiasts as well as students and devotees of American literature will find this classic work a thrilling, memorable reading experience.
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 America’s most popular writers.