The People Of The Abyssby Jack London
Pub. Date: 01/01/2007
Publisher: Echo Library
Not just another literary masterpiece, this book is a major sociological study. While other American writers in
In 1902, in order to gain material for this book, a young Jack London posed as a sailor stranded in London's East End. Far from the open wildernesses associated with most of his novels, Jack London lived on the street with the destitute and starving.
Not just another literary masterpiece, this book is a major sociological study. While other American writers in London were blinded by the glories of the British Empire at its peak, Jack London was examining the misery found in the heart of the wealthy city.
In this highly accessible work of reporting, Jack London lets the facts speak for themselves.
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Great read. This man was a literary innovator.compelling story of a haunted adolescent.
Like mom used to say To know how the other half lives helps one appreciate what we do have
It is a slow read. The story of the poor in London. You must be interested in history, older history and how people were affected. It is much like the poor today, once there they stay there. But today it is a way to get something for nothing and then there was no way out.