Novels and Social Writings

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Library of America, 1903 - Fiction - 1192 pages
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User Review  - Josiah Miller - Goodreads

London is a human before he is a writer. He lives what he writes and not too many writers have such a passion for living and humanity as London. This is for real. The Road and The People of the Abyss ... Read full review

Review: Novels and Social Writings

User Review  - Christopher Sutch - Goodreads

Please see my reviews of the individual books in this volume. Of the four essays published here, the best are "The Scab" and "Revolution." Although London continued to misread Marx's labor theory of ... Read full review

Contents

Preface
5
The Descent
7
Johnny Upright
15
My Lodging and Some Others
19
A Man and the Abyss
23
Those on the Edge
30
Fryingpan Alley and a Glimpse of Inferno
35
A Winner of the Victoria Cross
41
RoadKids and GayCats
274
Two Thousand Stiffi
287
Bulb
299
FOREWORD
319
My Eagle
323
Challenges
337
Jacksons Arm
350
Slaves of the Machine
360

The Carter and the Carpenter
46
The Spike
56
Carrying the Banner
69
The Peg
73
Coronation Day
82
Dan Cullen Docker
93
Hops and Hoppers
97
The Sea Wife
104
Property versus Person
108
Inefficiency
113
Wages
119
The Ghetto
124
Coffeehouses and Dosshouses
135
The Precariousness of Life
143
Suicide
152
The Children
158
A Vision of the Night
163
The Hunger Wail
166
Drink Temperance and Thrift
173
Confession
189
Holding Her Down
202
Pictures
218
Pinched
230
The Pen
244
Hoboes That Pass in the Night
257
The Philomaths
368
Adumbrations
386
The Bishops Vision
393
The Machine Breakers
399
The Mathematics of a Dream
413
The Vortex
428
The Great Adventure
437
The Bishop
444
The General Strike
454
The Beginning of the End
463
Last Days
471
The End
477
The Scarlet Livery
486
In the Shadow of Sonoma
494
Transformation
502
A Lost Oligarch
510
The Roaring Abysmal Beast
517
The Chicago Commune
523
The People of the Abyss
534
Nightmare
546
The Terrorists
552
Chronology
1167
Notes
1175
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About the author (1903)

John Griffith "Jack" London (1876?1916) is an American author, journalist, and social activist. Some of his most famous works include The Call of the Wild and White Fang, as well as the short stories "To Build a Fire", "An Odyssey of the North", and "Love of Life".

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