Farther North Jack London
Author: Jack London
Publisher/Date: Westvaco: 1989 Christmas. Limited Edition
Format/Condition: Used bonded leather hardcover book in slipcase in Near Fine condition. Ribbon bookmark. Binding good; textblock strong; pages clean and unmarked. 310 pages. Dimensions: 6 x 9 1/2 inches. Some black-and-white photographs.
Description: A collection of stories by Jack London including Call of the Wild.
Jack London (1876-1916)was an American novelist, journalist, social-activist and short-story writer whose works deal romantically with elemental struggles for survival. At his peak, he was the highest paid and the most popular of all living writers. Because of early financial difficulties, he was largely self educated past grammar school.
His life symbolized the power of will, was the most successful writer in America in the early 20th Century. His vigorous stories of men and animals against the environment, and survival against hardships were drawn mainly from his own experience. He spent time in the Klondike during the Gold Rush and at various times was an oyster pirate, a seaman, a sealer, and a hobo. His first work was published in 1898. From there he went on to write such American classics as Call of the Wild, Sea Wolf, and White Fang.