CALL OF THE SAVAGE. New York: Edward J. Clode Inc., . Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v-vi [vii-viii] 9-256, original black cloth, front and spine panels stamped in red, top edge stained red. First edition. Adventures of Jan of the Jungle, a Tarzan-like character, first published in 1931 as a six-part serial in ARGOSY. "Kline's most successful novel and probably his best ... The novel was modeled on Kipling's JUNGLE BOOKS and Hudson's GREEN MANSIONS, and exhibits Kline's ability to use mythic and archetypal story elements to entrap all but the most wary reader." - Watson and Schellinger (eds), Twentieth-Century Science-Fiction Writers, Third Edition (1991), p. 447. The novel was filmed as a twelve-part serial by Universal in 1935. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 469. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 129. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 115. Reginald 08314. A fine copy in very good printed dust jacket with shallow chipping at upper spine end, rubbing and light wear at edges, several wrinkles to front panel, and sunning to spine panel. (#110083).
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