Burning Daylight

Burning Daylight

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by Jack London
     
 

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The story of an adventurer who went to Alaska and laid the foundations of his fortune before the gold hunters arrived. Bringing his fortunes to the States he is cheated out of it by a crowd of money kings, and recovers it only at the muzzle of his gun. He then starts out as a merciless exploiter on his own account. Finally he takes to drinking and becomes a picture of…  See more details below

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The story of an adventurer who went to Alaska and laid the foundations of his fortune before the gold hunters arrived. Bringing his fortunes to the States he is cheated out of it by a crowd of money kings, and recovers it only at the muzzle of his gun. He then starts out as a merciless exploiter on his own account. Finally he takes to drinking and becomes a picture of degeneration. About this time he falls in love with his stenographer and wins her heart but not her hand and then--but read the story!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016081250
Publisher:
Jessecas Ebooks
Publication date:
12/15/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
318
File size:
266 KB

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Burning Daylight 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have long been a fan of Jack London. I started with Call of the Wild and have read many of his books. However, I believe that this novel is the penacle of his writing career. It spiraling downfall of a man caught in the grip of the gold rush and his subsequent salvation by a young woman who reminds him that money isn't everything. It is a gripping story. I couldn't put the book down.
Anonymous 9 months ago
I'd very much like to join the clan, Name: Longclaw Marks: black fur with grayish paws, and long daggerlike front claws bright green eyes Personality: aloof very kind and helpful until provoked, then becomes capricious. I do not force mate.
manirul01 More than 1 year ago
Excellent
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While to me, this story was a bit slow, some of it was funny. Daylight so often reminded me of the character played by Arnold S. in the comedy "The Villain" (opposite Ann-Margret and Kirk Douglas) ... but I liked the guy and his astuteness, fairness, etc., in business dealings, hard work, hard play, easy come, easy go ... and his naivete when it came to women! This one's a keeper.
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"Stop! Please!" She cried out in her sleep.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its really cold lets go back to camp silverstreack
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
His spirit lingered in the cave. His chilly laugh would echo off the walls when she slept. Whenever she came in to rest, his spirit would forcemate her again, harder every time and all the while he continued at the nick in his ear. She would never escape him. He would forcemate so hard until death. He laughed as she entered, tormenting her. She would never escape.....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*walks in swallowing her mouse quickly* hey umm you havent seen frostpaw, my apprentice, lately have you?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Then you will have to talk to my deputy because he is looking for the two other clans" I meowed strongly and confident
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tommorrow is my birthday
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ran after the mouse. Redfur meowed, "thg res.1."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What do you mean arent we at res13
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sound good to me
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mosskit looked around and poked the nest. She moved on to the next res
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*comes paddin in slowly breathing heavily the falls to the ground infront of everycat bleeding out slowly a trail of blood is visible behind him*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Walks in
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Next book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Here
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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