Burning Daylight

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Author: London, Jack (1876-1916)

Year: 1910

Publisher: MacMillian & Co

Place: New York


[8]+361+[1]+[12 add] pages with 8 plates including frontispiece. Small Octavo (7 3/4" x 5 1/2"). MACMILLAN spine imprint and three blank leaves at rear which normally denotes second state; page 336 blank. bound in original publisher's blue cloth with lettering in white on spine and cover with illustrations in cream and blue. [BAL 11918][Marten & Sissons 47p] [APG London 305a] First edition, second state.

Burning Daylight is a novel by Jack London, published in 1910, which was one of the best-selling books of that year and it was London's best-selling book in his lifetime. The novel takes place in the Yukon Territory in 1893. The main character, nicknamed "Burning Daylight" was the most successful entrepreneur of the Alaskan Gold Rush. The story of the main character was partially based upon the life of Oakland entrepreneur "Borax" Smith. The novel was adapted for American films in 1914, 1920, 1928, and 2010. The novel was filmed as a First National movie starring Milton Sills with Doris Kenyon. The 2010 film version was produced and directed by Sanzhar Sultanov. This version concentrated on the second half of the book, when the character goes to New York and plays on Wall Street. The title character, Burning Daylight, was played by Robert Knepper. The film held its first public screening on August 9, 2010 in Jack London's hometown of Sonoma, California.


Lightly soiled, corners bumped and rubbed, spine ends rubbed, MacMillan mostly rubbed at spine heal. A very good copy lacking dust jacket.

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