The People of The Abyss

The People of The Abyss

by Jack London
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The People of The Abyss by Jack London

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781605012247
Publisher: MobileReference
Publication date: 01/01/2010
Series: Mobi Classics
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 326 KB

About the Author

Novelist Jack London (1876–1916) is best remembered for The Call of the Wild, White Fang, and his numerous other tales of travel and adventure. Alexander Masters is an author, screenplay writer, and worker with the homeless. He is the writer and illustrator of the award-winning Stuart: A Life Backwards.

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The People of the Abyss 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read. This man was a literary innovator.compelling story of a haunted adolescent.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Like mom used to say To know how the other half lives helps one appreciate what we do have
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.