White Fang

White Fang

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Author: London, Jack (1876-1916)

Year: 1906

Publisher: MacMillian & Co

Place: New York

Description:

vii+327 pages. Small octavo. bound in original publisher's grey cloth with white lettering to spine and cover, black and white cover illustration. illustrations by Charles Livingston Bull. 48,195 copies printed. (Sisson and Mattens) First edition, second state with frontispiece tipped in.

White Fang is a novel by American author Jack London — and the name of the book's eponymous character, a wild wolfdog. First serialized in Outing magazine, it was published in 1906. The story takes place in Yukon Territory and the Northwest Territories, Canada, during the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush and details White Fang's journey to domestication. It is a companion novel (and a thematic mirror) to London's best-known work, The Call of the Wild, which is about a kidnapped, domesticated dog embracing his wild ancestry to survive and thrive in the wild. Much of White Fang is written from the viewpoint of the titular canine character, enabling London to explore how animals view their world and how they view humans. The work examines the violent world of wild animals and the equally violent world of humans. The book also explores complex themes including morality and redemption.

Condition:

Corners bumped, spine ends and corners moderately rubbed, some flaking of white from the front pictorial and the lettering of London's name, inner hinges cracked, name erased from front end paper. Else about very good lacking dust jacket.

SOLD 2018

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