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A Daughter of the Snows
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Createspace Independent Pub
Publication date July 24, 2013
Pages 132
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781491087251
ISBN-10 1491087250
Dimensions 0.30 by 6 by 9 in.
Original list price $7.49
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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. 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.

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