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 good or somewhat better printed dust jacket with light wear at edges, mainly spine ends and corner tips, several nicks at edges, tiny chip from upper edge of rear panel, and sunning to spine panel and left edge of front panel. (#163438).
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