Title: The People of the Abyss (Hesperus Classics)
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Hesperus Press October 2009
1843914506 / 9781843914501
Seller ID: 20091130165290
In 1902, Jack London purchased some secondhand 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 socializing with the underclass; lining up to get into a flophouse, London was scandalized and brutalized 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 times.