"How I Became a Socialist" is a 1903 essay by Jack London. John Griffith "Jack" London (1876 - 1916) was an American journalist, novelist, and social activist. He was amongst the first writers of fiction to receive international acclaim and earn a large fortune from their work. London was also a member of the radical literary group "The Crowd", as well as a vehement advocate of socialism. Other notable works by this author include: "White Fang" (1906), "Before Adam" (1907), and "The Iron Heel" (1908). This fascinating treatise explores the idea of socialism and the reasons for London's advocacy, making is a must-read for those with an interest in his his life and mind. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality addition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.