The People of the Abyss - Jack London Reviews
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by - written on 28/11/09 (Very useful, 79 readings)
The People of the Abyss is a short non-fictional book written by Jack London in 1903, a book in which Jack London purposefully dresses down and slums it amongst the folk of the Eastend of London in order to write about it from their point of view. The book had a great effect on George Orwell who would follow his footsteps with books like "Down and Out in Paris and London" and "The Road to Wigan Pier". It's a masterful attempt at telling the story of at least 500,000 people in London at that time but although Jack London places himself right in the thick of things, by trying to live on their wages, going to the workhouse and "carrying ... Read the complete review
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