Burning Daylight

Burning Daylight

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by Jack London
     
 

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Burning Daylight is a novel by Jack London, published in 1910, which was one of the best-selling books of that year and it was London's best-selling book in his lifetime. The novel takes place in the Yukon Territory in 1893. The main character, nicknamed "Burning Daylight" was the most successful entrepreneur of the Alaskan Gold Rush. The story of the main character…  See more details below

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Burning Daylight is a novel by Jack London, published in 1910, which was one of the best-selling books of that year and it was London's best-selling book in his lifetime. The novel takes place in the Yukon Territory in 1893. The main character, nicknamed "Burning Daylight" was the most successful entrepreneur of the Alaskan Gold Rush. The story of the main character was partially based upon the life of Oakland entrepreneur "Borax" Smith. The novel was subsequently was filmed as a First National movie starring Milton Sills with Doris Kenyon.
Film Adaptation

In 2010, a film version was produced and directed by Sanzhar Sultanov. This version concentrated on the second half of the book, when the character goes to New York and plays on Wall Street. The title character, Burning Daylight, was played by Robert Knepper. The film held its first public screening on August 9, 2010 in Jack London's hometown of Sonoma, California. The film went on to be released theatrically and is available on DVD.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781494491598
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
12/15/2013
Pages:
378
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.78(d)

Meet the Author

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. He is best remembered as the author of 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 exposé The People of the Abyss, and The War of the Classes.

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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.
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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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