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.