The Call Of The Wild.

"He was sounding the deeps of his nature, and of the parts of his nature that were deeper than he, going back into the womb of Time": First Edition of Jack London's The Call of the Wild

The Call Of The Wild.



Item Number: 144519

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1903.

First edition of one of the most desirable classics in American literature and London’s best and most enduring work. BAL 1187. Octavo, original pictorial green cloth blocked in black, white, and terra-cotta, pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt. Decorated with 11 color plates including tissue-guarded frontispiece and 5 color illustrations in text by Philip R. Goodwin and Charles Livingston Bull. Decorations by Charles E. Hooper. In very good condition with rubbing to the extremities. A nice example.

The Call of the Wild is "one of the first American novels to examine the quest of the pioneering individual who breaks away from the sheltered environment of civilization and is romantically compelled to find freedom in nature. In the early part of the century this was considered the American dream" (Parker, 16). Named by Modern Library's as one of the 100 greatest novels of the twentieth century.

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