Library of America (1982), 1192 pages
The People of the Abyss - The Road - The Iron Heel - Martin Eden - John Barleycorn.
LibraryThing member Geedge
Great. Essential reading - George Orwell's Down and Out and Wigan Pier were strongly influenced by The People of The Abyss; 1984 and other Dystopias were influenced by The Iron Heel, which was the first of the great 20th Century Dystopias. It's great to see Jack London the Socialist so well covered by Library of America. Most American anthologies and "complete" works simply ignore his socialism.
LibraryThing member annasazi
Read Iron Heel only. A bit ponderous in the beginning because of all the socialist dialogue, but it picks up later and ended up being surprisingly enjoyable. Interesting as a near futuristic vision of social revolution, written as a fictional memoir by Avis Everhard, wife of a great socialist hero, with footnotes by a fictional historian writing ~700 years after the events she wrote about.
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