Jack London's Great Novel on Alcoholism in the Rare Dust Jacket.Jack London. John Barleycorn. New York: Century Co., 1913.
First edition. Octavo. 343 pages.
Publisher's dark green cloth with gilt stamping to front and spine. Mild rubbing on spine ends and corners. Lightly foxed along top page edges with small booksellers label affixed to rear pastedown. Extremely scarce dust jacket has been extensively and professionally restored. An attractive copy of this title seldom found in the original dust jacket. Overall, a very good copy.
London's autobiographical novel dealing with his own fascination and battle with alcohol. Considered to be the first use of pink elephants as the typical hallucination of the drunk. Though recommended reading by Alcoholics Anonymous, it has been a controversial work seen as both reviling and glorifying the use of liquor.
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