THE WHITE WOLF. Max Brand, Frederick Faust.

THE WHITE WOLF. New York, London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1926. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 1 [2] 3-334 [335-336: blank] [note: first two and last leaves are blanks], original purple cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold. First edition. The adventures of White Wolf, a bull-terrier raised by a wolf in the San Jacinto Mountains. One of 16 novels published that year by the famously prolific Faust. "The animals talk to each other, but the story is clearly aimed at adults, not children, thus placing this in a sub-genre that took shape around the turn-of-the-century and flourished up into the 1920s and beyond, with the work of C. G. D. Roberts, Jack London, Samuel Scoville, Jr. and others, who brought a naturalistic style, as it were, to the subject of nature. The animals created by these authors (and, in the present case, Max Brand) are neither sentimental nor fabular, but are individual "characters" portrayed realistically, after careful observation. If the animals are given emotional and reasoning faculties that resemble those of humans, this is nothing more than the complement to the main thrust of naturalism, which showed the resemblance of humans to animals. The first quarter of the twentieth century finally brought animals into their own as characters in fiction, just as the mid- and late-nineteenth century had finally given children the same kind of attention and independence." - Robert Eldridge. Richardson, p. 144. Light offset to endpapers, a near fine copy in very good or somewhat better dust jacket with mild shelf wear and rubbing. (#127468).

Price: $250.00

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