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 The Call of the Wild

The Call of the Wild.

LONDON, Jack.

Item Number: 101255

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1903.

First edition, early printing of one of the most desirable classics in American literature. Octavo, original pictorial green cloth, pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt.  With 18 full-page color illustrations by Philip R. Goodwin and Charles Livingston Bull. In very good condition with the gilt bright. Ownership inscription to the half-title page.

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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