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The People of the Abyss
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Cambridge Univ Pr
Publication date August 11, 2013
Pages 390
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781108064552
ISBN-10 1108064558
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Weight 1 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $39.99
Other format details university press
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: In the summer of 1902, respected American author Jack London (1876-1916), previously known for his descriptions of life during the Klondike Gold Rush, spent two months living 'down by the docks' in London's East End among the city's poorest residents. During this time he often slept in workhouses or on the streets, seeing first-hand how the impoverished struggled daily for adequate food, clothing and shelter while the rest of the city lived in relative prosperity - a prosperity which the author believed was gained at the expense of the poor. One of the earliest eyewitness descriptions of life in the slums of London, this book would influence later socially minded authors such as George Orwell. The text is also illustrated with photographs of the places and people mentioned, offering an important insight into the living conditions of the poor at the dawn of the twentieth century.

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