The Iron Heel (Paperback)

Author: London, Jack

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Spinning science fiction and fantasy into a political adventure, this harrowing tale of class warfare recounts a powerful state organization''s determination to crush the working class at any cost.


Publisher Dover Pubns
Mfg Part# 9780486473659
SKU 211286739
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0486473651
Release Date 9/1/2009
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Jack London
John Griffith London came from a poor family and, as a boy, dropped out of school to sell newspapers and do odd jobs to survive. His father deserted the family and refused to acknowledge London as his son. The boy went to sea, was a gold miner in the Klondike, and worked as a war correspondent; he was also jailed for vagrancy, a traumatic experience that reinforced his deep distrust of the capitalist system and his embrace of socialism. London's fiction is imbued with the rugged living he experienced. During his prolific career, he wrote over 50 books: short stories, novels, and other works. Although enormously successful, London eventually went into debt, and was plagued by personal demons, including alcoholism. He suffered from kidney disease and died at the age of 40 of a morphine overdose that was probably intentional.
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Editors Note In a harrowing tale of class warfare that merges science fiction and fantasy, the powerful state organization known as the "Iron Heel" is determined to crush the working class — at any cost. Praised by such luminaries as George Orwell, London's prophetic political adventure continues to resonate with today's readers.
Editors Note 1 In this harrowing tale of class warfare that merges science fiction and fantasy, a powerful state organization known as "The Iron Heel" is determined to crush the working class -- at any cost.
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Number of Pages 0195
Publisher Dover Publications

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