This book chronicled a horrific time in London's recent past. It is also a warning about what may lie ahead in America's future. Though it is not one of Jack London's well known books, it is arguably one of his most valuable and will surprise if not shock readers of his great novels.
I wish more people would read this and apply it to modern day Oakland or Richmond for example in California. The last chapter especially.
The People of the Abyss
This was an amazing read. Certainly worth the time and a good read for anyone who has thoughts about how little is too little.
A Real Eye-opener
It was hard to imagine this treatise was written by the same person who wrote so many sterling fictional pieces.
The amount of depression I felt reading Abyss is Brobdingnagian.
How cruel the world can be to untold millions of people through no fault of their own.
I could not help but wonder which life would be considered worse, one living in London during those days or a slave living in a strange land without the hope of freedom. Neither option is better than the other for the miserable wretches that had no choice in their own destiny.
One more story that helps confirm those who say there is no hell like the hell here on earth and extirpates those espousing a loving supreme being.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Aldous Huxley, Jane Austen, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, E. E. Cummings, Alexandre Dumas, Joseph Conrad, Lewis Carroll, Charles Dickens, Emily Brontë, Charlotte Brontë, Jack London, Arthur Conan Doyle, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Victor Hugo & E. M. Forster
Upton Sinclair, W. Somerset Maugham, Sinclair Lewis, Thomas Mann, Rebecca West, H. G. Wellls, Marcel Proust, James Joyce, Mark Twain, Leo Tolstoy, Oscar Wilde, Rudyard Kipling, H. P. Lovecraft, Rabindranath Tagore, Herman Melville, Jules Verne, Edgar Allan Poe, D. H. Lawrence, Bram Stoker, Sir Walter Scott & Jack London
Mark Twain, Leo Tolstoy, Jules Verne, Jack London, Alexandre Dumas, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Bram Stoker, Mary Shelley, Joseph Conrad, Sir Walter Scott, Charlotte Brontë, Louisa May Alcott, Gustave Flaubert, George Eliot, Victor Hugo, Herman Melville, William Somerset Maugham, Oscar Wilde, Jane Austen, Hermann Hesse, Charles Dickens, Thomas Hardy, James Joyce & Emily Brontë
James Joyce, Rudyard Kipling, D. H. Lawrence, Thomas Mann, H. P. Lovecraft, Marcel Proust, Herman Melville, EDGAR ALLAN POE, Bram Stoker, Leo Tolstoy, Jules Verne, H. G. Wells, Oscar Wilde, Mark Twain, Stendhal, Rabindranath Tagore, Jack London, Mary Shelley, George Sand, William Somerset Maugham, Walter Scott, Upton Sinclair, Robert Louis Stevenson, Jonathan Swift & Rebecca West