Michael, Brother of Jerry

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Author: London, Jack [John Griffith] (1876-1916)

Year: 1917

Publisher: MacMillan Company

Place: New York

Description:

344+[8 ads] pages with colored frontispiece. Small octavo (7 3/4" x 5 1/2"). Issued in red cloth with gilt lettering to spine and cover and black pictorial on front cover. Four page promotional ad from MacMillan with the promotion of Michel. 10,320 copies published. (BAL 11974) First edition.

John Griffith "Jack" London (born John Griffith Chaney, January 12, 1876 - November 22, 1916) was an American author, journalist, and social activist. He was a pioneer in the then-burgeoning world of commercial magazine fiction and was one of the first fiction writers to obtain worldwide celebrity and a large fortune from his fiction alone. Some of his most famous works include The Call of the Wild and White Fang, both set in the Klondike Gold Rush, as well as the short stories "To Build a Fire", "An Odyssey of the North", and "Love of Life". He also wrote of the South Pacific in such stories as "The Pearls of Parlay" and "The Heathen", and of the San Francisco Bay area in The Sea Wolf. London was a passionate advocate of unionization, socialism, and the rights of workers and wrote several powerful works dealing with these topics such as his dystopian novel The Iron Heel, his non-fiction expose The People of the Abyss, and The War of the Classes.

Condition:

Touch of rubbing to points in a pictorial jacket with some chipping to spine ends, one inch by quarter inch lacking at front head edge some closed edge tears else a very good to fine copy in about a very good jacket.

SOLD 2020

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