A Daughter of the Snows

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Daughter of the Snows by Jack London - Classic Novels.

A Daughter of the Snows (1902) is Jack London's first novel. Set in the Yukon, it tells the story of Frona Welse, "a Stanford graduate and physical Valkyrie" who takes to the trail after upsetting her wealthy father's community by her forthright manner and befriending the town's prostitute. She is also torn between love for two suitors: Gregory St Vincent, a local man who turns out to be ...

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Overview

Daughter of the Snows by Jack London - Classic Novels.

A Daughter of the Snows (1902) is Jack London's first novel. Set in the Yukon, it tells the story of Frona Welse, "a Stanford graduate and physical Valkyrie" who takes to the trail after upsetting her wealthy father's community by her forthright manner and befriending the town's prostitute. She is also torn between love for two suitors: Gregory St Vincent, a local man who turns out to be cowardly and treacherous; and Vance Corliss, a Yale-trained mining engineer.

The novel is noteworthy for its strong and self-reliant heroine, one of many who would people his fiction. Her name echoes that of his mother, Flora Wellman, though her inspiration has also been said to include London's friend Anna Strunsky.

It is also notable for a racist sensibility which is also detectable in some of his other work. Welse says at one point: "We are a race of doers and fighters, of globe-encirclers and zone-conquerors... All that the other races are not, the Anglo-Saxon, or Teuton if you please, is." Such sentiments were common currency in Jack London's time and he places them in the mouths of characters, not the narrator.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780554343839
  • Publisher: BiblioBazaar
  • Publication date: 8/18/2008
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.69 (d)

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Jack London (Jan 12, 1876-Nov 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.
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  • Posted October 5, 2011

    Good but hard to wade through

    The story overall is facinating, but difficult with some of the idoms added to the typos is the scan.

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    Posted August 28, 2013

    Horribly formatted

    The formatting was so poor, I had trouble following the text and had to delete this book. I've replaced it with a much better formatted one from Feedbooks. I can't believe B&N maintains a walled garden (except with the recent developments opening it for the HD/HD+) yet doesn't vet some of the awfully formatted books one finds there! Bad form, BN.

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