Farm Festivals

This 1881 first edition of Farm Festivals by poet Will Carleton was purchased at the Scranberry Coop in Andover, NJ, and was published eight years after his popular collection Farm Ballads (1873).

The Call of the Wild

The Call of the Wild by Jack London was published in 1903 to critical acclaim. It’s a prime example of the American pastoral: the domesticated protagonist Buck rejects modernity and chooses primitive life in the wilderness. An action-adventure “survival of the fittest” animal parable, Call of the Wild combines popular literary genres while writing a beautiful, persuasive…