Nicknamed ‘Burning Daylight’, Harnish is a decent, hard-working, and honest man. One of the few men to ever make a fortune in Yukon, Canada, his life is comfortable and safe. However, as his attraction to the world of business grows and he moves to California, he begins to wonder if he made the right decision. Could a miner ever survive the cruel world of business, money, and corruption?
Inspired by the life of miner Francis Marion Smith, ‘Burning Daylight’ is one of Jack London’s most successful novels.
Jack London (1876–1916) was an American writer and social activist. He grew up in the working class, but his unflinching realism eventually earned him the status of one of the highest-paid authors of his time. Many of his novels are considered classics today, his most notable being ‘Call of the Wild’, ‘Sea Wolf’, and ‘White Fang’. Fans of Mark Twain, Rudyard Kipling, and Charles Dickens will enjoy his ability to make the mundane captivating.