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New paperback book copy of The Call of the Wild by Jack London. Dover Thrift Edition. Buck, a dog that has been forced into the harsh life of a sled dog, befriends a man seeking his fortune in the Klondike gold fields, and must ultimately decide whether to stay with his master or obey his instinct to join the wolves. Accelerated reader AR 8.0. Unabridged Dover (1990) republication of the story originally published by the Macmillan Company, New York, 1903. Note to Dover Edition. Dover Publications, Mineola NY. 64 pages, 5-3/16 x 8-1/4 inches, 21 cm. Current list price 2.50.Always! Free Standard Shipping in USA!
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.
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 (Dover Thrift Editions)
Categories: American Authors,
Publisher: Dover Publications: 1990-07-01
ISBN Number: 0486264726
ISBN Number 13: 9780486264721
Book Condition: New
Jacket Condition: No Jacket
Item: 3.00 Item
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