A Daughter of the Snows

A Daughter of the Snows

by Sheba Blake, Jack London

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Overview

A Daughter of the Snows 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. Despite the progressive attitude toward women, the novel focuses on the racial superiority of Anglo-Saxons.

The novel was commissioned by publisher S. S. McClure, who provided London a $125 a month stipend to write it.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781548097660
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/13/2017
Pages: 218
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.46(d)

About the Author

John Griffith "Jack" London was an American novelist, journalist, and social activist. A pioneer in the world of commercial magazine fiction, he was one of the first writers to become a worldwide celebrity and earn a large fortune from writing.

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