The Road.

“Perhaps the greatest charm of tramp-life is the absence of monotony": First Edition of The Road; Inscribed by Jack London

The Road.

LONDON, Jack .

$2,500.00

Item Number: 7388

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1907.

First edition, second state of the binding. Octavo, original cloth. Illustrated with 48 full-page plates. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “Dear Margaret: Sincerely yours, Jack London Oct. 15, 1915.” In very good condition, with a tasteful bookplate to the inner gutter and a small discoloration to the spine panel.

The Road is an autobiographical memoir, first published in 1907. It is London's account of his experiences as a hobo in the 1890s, during the worst economic depression the United States had experienced up to that time. The 1973 film Emperor of the North Pole, starring Lee Marvin, is loosely based upon The Road. Jack Kerouac drew inspiration from London's The Road, for his classic work On the Road, published in 1957, fifty years after The Road.

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