CALL OF THE SAVAGE. Otis Adelbert Kline.

CALL OF THE SAVAGE. New York: Edward J. Clode Inc., [1937]. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v-vi [vii-viii] 9-256, original red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black, top edge stained black. First edition. Signed by Kline on the title page. 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 nearly fine printed dust jacket with touch of sunning to spine panel, a bit of rubbing to front panel, and several tiny tears and associated creases along bottom of rear panel. Overall, a beautiful copy in a very attractive jacket. Signed copies of this book are uncommon. (#149548).

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