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The People of the Abyss
by Jack London
rating: 4.1 (103 reviews)

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bound: 258 pages
publisher: Enrico Conti (April 5, 2017)
lang: English
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Jan 17, 2013 Owen rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves: non-fiction, history, england This is a story about what Bulwer-Lytton famously called the "great unwashed," referring to the lower classes in English society in the 19th centuryIf the reader can put aside the fact of Londons strange ambivalence in matters of race, he is an impassioned and articulate spokesman for the underclassesHe doesn't get caught up in this wishy-washy just-the-facts objectivity thing that's making the rounds121)As well as pushing himself out of his comfort zone and right in to the heart of the life he is writing about, London has the added factor of being an alien abroadIt is amazing and very difficult to believe that so many (as in thousands upon thousands) of people lived in such desperate and despicable conditions yet this was the caseJack London voluntarily put himself in this situation to learn what life was like for the wretchedPour celui qui pense la vie en termes de parts et de coupons de rente, le tableau est certainement trop noirIn its sociological and journalistic documentation of poverty is a call for direct actionPlay 19 19 - Chapter Nineteen - The Ghetto Peter Yearsley 00:25:34 Nowadays, it is easy to talk carelessly about the welfare safety net as something solid, which can be snipped away at without any particular ill effectsAll servility vanished from the demeanor of the common people with whom I came in contactOrwell read The People of the Abyss while at StContents1 THE DESCENT9 2 JOHNNY UPRIGHT20 3 MY LODGING AND SOME OTHERS25 4 A MAN AND THE ABYSS30 5 THOSE ON THE EDGE40 6 FRYINGPAN ALLEY AND A GLIMPSE OF INFERNO47 7 A WINNER OF THE VICTORIA CROSS55 8 THE CARTER AND THE CARPENTER62 15 THE SEA WIFE141 16 PROPERTY VERSUS PERSON146 17 INEFFICIENCY152 18 WAGES160 19 THE GHETTO167 20 COFFEEHOUSES AND DOSSHOUSES182 21 THE PRECARIOUSNESS OF LIFE193 22 SUICIDE204 More9 THE SPIKE76 10 CARRYING THE BANNER93 11 THE PEG98 12 CORONATION DAY111 13 DAN CULLEN DOCKER126 14 HOPS AND HOPPERS132 23 THE CHILDREN213 24 A VISION OF THE NIGHT220 25 THE HUNGER WAIL224 26 DRINK TEMPERANCE AND THRIFT233 27 THE MANAGEMENT241 Copyright LessIls n'y sont plus chez euxFar 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[1] ^ Wells, HAug 27, 2012 Elliot Ratzman rated it really liked it review of another edition Recommended to Elliot by: Mark Engler Shelves: immersion-and-passing Before Jack London was the world famous adventure story writerin his 20s and 30she had lived a dozen lives: child laborer, thief, sailor, failed Klondike prospector and hobo.more flag 1 likeLike see review .In the same vein as Orwell's Down and Out in Paris and London, but lacking the heart and humor that I associate with Orwell's treatmentIt was a bit of a dry read, but the gist of it was pretty heartbreakingFood stamps and free or reduced cost meals in schools stave off starvationIn crossing crowded thoroughfares I found I had to be, if anything, more lively in avoiding vehicles, and it was strikingly impressed upon me that my life had cheapened in direct ratio with my clothesA pioneer in the then-burgeoning world of commercial magazine fiction, he was one of the first fiction writers to obtain worldwide celebrity and a large fortune from his fiction alone.Some of his most famous works include The Call of the Wild and White Fang, both set in the Klondike Gold Rush, as well as the short stories "To Build a Fire", "An Odyssey of the North", and "Love of Life" 48a4f088c3

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