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

Author: Franklin Walker
Publisher: San Marino, Calif. : Huntington Library, 2005, ©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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Named Person: Jack London; Jack London; Jack London
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Franklin Walker
ISBN: 0873282140 9780873282147
OCLC Number: 62677812
Description: 288 pages : illustrations, map, portrait ; 23 cm
Contents: List of illustrations --
Foreword --
Preface --
Background to adventure --
Over Chilkoot --
'Into the teeth of the north' --
Gold Creek and Gold Town --
Split-up Island --
The break-up --
Downriver --
Bonanza --
The fictional counterpart --
Interpreter of things which are --
Notes on sources --
Index.
Responsibility: Franklin Walker ; with a foreword by Earle Labor.

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Presents an account of Jack London's experiences during the Yukon gold rush, which furnished the substance for his most successful books. This title re-creates this dramatic year in London's life  Read more...

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"From beginning to end, Jack London's Klondike adventure lasted almost exactly a year; and it was, without question, the most significant--and to biographers the most tantalizing--year of his life."

 
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