A Daughter of the Snows
Star Rover House, 1987 - 336 pages
London's first novel, published in 1902, was something of a critical failure, offset, of course, by the success of CALL OF THE WILD just one year later. But A DAUGHTER OF THE SNOWS did establish him as a writer of strong, independent female characters, contrary to other writers of his time. From one of the characters of this novel, after parting company with the heroine: "'Jove!' he muttered, doffing his cap gallantly. 'There is a woman!' And a sudden hunger seized him, and a yearning to see himself mirrored always in the gray eyes of Frona Welse. He was not analytical; he did not know why; but he knew that with her he could travel to the end of the earth." A Daughter of the Snows follows the adventurous heroine, Frona Welse, as she returns to Alaska from school at Stanford. She travels to the Klondike gold rush dealing with the men of the North as an equal. She falls in love with two men and narrowly escapes death in a frozen river.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - mirrani - LibraryThing
Some books by Jack London are enjoyable and classic, this isn't really one of them, but as it was one of the first, you have to let that slide a little bit. Another thing you have to let slide, right ... Read full review
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Very good action and romance. Read full review