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The Valley of the Moon

Jack Williamson

Publisher: Read & Co. Books

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Jack London's “The Valley of the Moon” is a 1913 novel about a valley situated in the north of the San Francisco Bay Area in Sonoma County, California where Jack London himself lived on his ranch in Glen Ellen. It tells the story of Billy and Saxon Roberts, a working-class couple who decide to leave the big city in search of a very different life in the rural countryside. John Griffith London (1876 – 1916), commonly known as Jack London, was an American journalist, social activist, and novelist. He was an early pioneer of commercial magazine fiction, becoming one of the first globally-famous celebrity writers who were able to earn a large amount of money from their writing. London is famous for his contributions to early science fiction and also notably belonged to "The Crowd", a literary group an Francisco known for its radical members and ideas. Other notable works by this author include: “Martin Eden” (1909), “The Kempton-Wace Letters” (1903), and “The Call of the Wild” (1903). Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.

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