Sold Out
This product is currently not available.
Author:  Jack London
Earn Rakuten Super Points™: Write a Review
Sold Out!
Sorry, this selection is currently unavailable.
The People of the Abyss London, Jack 1 of 1

Learn more about The People of the Abyss:

Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 1604243236
ISBN-13: 9781604243239
Sku: 206223905
Publish Date: 10/29/2007
Pages:  184
Age Range:  NA
See more in Fiction
London's 1903 look at the plight of the poor in the East End of London.
Author Bio
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.
Advertisement Bottom