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A Daughter of the Snows

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Language  English
Pages  334 pp
Author  Jack London
Country  United States of America
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Media type  Print (hardcover)
Originally published  October 1902
Illustrator  Frederick Coffay Yohn
OCLC  25651256
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Genres  Fiction, Novel, Children's literature
Similar  Jack London books, Classical Studies books, Fiction books

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.

Modern commentators have criticized the novel for its approval of the main character's view that Anglo-Saxons are racially superior.

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

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