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Jack London and the Klondike : the genesis of an American writer

Author: Franklin Walker
Publisher: San Marino, Calif. : Huntington Library, 1966.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Biography, with particular attention to the time London spent in the Yukon, and critique of his Yukon writings.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Walker, Franklin, 1900-1978.
Jack London and the Klondike.
San Marino, Calif., Huntington Library, 1966
(OCoLC)609593657
Named Person: Jack London; Jack London; Jack London; Jack London
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Franklin Walker
ISBN: 0873282140 9780873282147
OCLC Number: 288500
Description: 288 pages : illustrations, map, portrait ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Franklin Walker ; with a foreword by Earle Labor.

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Biography, with particular attention to the time London spent in the Yukon, and critique of his Yukon writings.

Literary historian Franklin Walker presents for the first time an accurate and detailed account of the young Jack London's experiences in the famous gold rush that furnished the substance for his most successful books. His exciting winter in the Yukon is recreated partly through quotations from his fiction, partly through travel diaries and the testimony of companions, and partly through Walker's own visit to Dawson City. A comparison of London's experiences with his treatment of them in his stories provides the basis for a pioneer study of his writing methods and his creative talent. --From publisher description.

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