1903 CALL OF THE WILD Jack London First Edition July Printing Hardcover
This book is a literary classic that was first published in 1903 by MacMillan and Company. It is a hardcover first edition reprinted in July. It was written by Jack London and it is in English. Includes a clear archival wrapper for handling ease. The cover's wear is commensurate with age. Owner's name written on front end page. Front and back hinges are cracking.
London wrote Call of the Wild to share some of what he saw while living for a year in the Yukon Territory. He wrote it to convey the theme of transformation and how, over a period of time, one's entire life and intentions can change. Buck transformed from a pet to a wild dog from the first to the last chapter. The vicious dog fights, mistreatment of animals and harsh undertones in Jack London's tale of the Klondike gold rush have spurred censorship calls since its publication in 1903. If you are a collector of banned books, this is a novel you want on your library shelf.