The People of the Abyss

Foreword Writer: Alexander Masters
  • Publication Date: 30/08/2013
  • ISBN 13: 9781780942063
  • Page Extent: 240
  • Format: eBook
  • Imprint: Hesperus Classics
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A profound and moving piece of investigative journalism, Jack London’s study of the London underworld remains, a century after it was written, a timely tale of poverty and injustice.

In 1902, Jack London purchased some second-hand clothes, rented a room in the East End, and set out to discover how the London poor lived. His research makes shocking reading. Moving through the slums as one of the poor; eating, drinking and socialising with the underclass; queuing to get into a doss-house, London was scandalised and brutalised by the experience of living rough in Britain’s capital. His clear-eyed reflections on the iniquities of class are a shaming testament to the persistence of social inequality in modern Britain.

Also available by Jack London; The Sea-Wolf, The Scarlet Plague and Before Adam

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