The People of the Abyss

Jack London

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The People of the Abyss is a non-fiction book by American author Jack London about life in the East End of London in 1902. First published in 1903, it is the account of his stay with a poor family in a deprived area of London. In addition to staying with the family as a lodger, London also slept in workhouses and on the street, in an attempt to understand the poverty stricken working class. Chapters include: The Descent; Johnny Upright; My Lodging And Some Others; A Man And The Abyss; Those On The Edge; Frying-Pan Alley And A Glimpse Of Inferno; A Winner Of The Victoria Cross; The Carter And The Carpenter; The Spike; Carrying The Banner The Peg; Coronation Day; Dan Cullen, Docker; Hops And Hoppers; The Sea Wife; Property Versus Person; Inefficiency; Wages; The Ghetto; Coffee-Houses And Doss-Houses; The Precariousness Of Life; Suicide; The Children; A Vision Of The Night; The Hunger Wail; Drink, Temperance, And Thrift; and, The Management. The book inspired George Orwell to later write The Road to Wigan Pier.

This book has 121 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1903.

Production notes: This ebook of The People of the Abyss was published by Global Grey in 2020.

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