Jack London is an iconic American writer, social activist, mostly known as the author of adventure fiction. The play "The Scorn of Women" is a delightful comedy of manners, based off a previous short story of Jack London. The story develops its plot over time, providing back story on the characters and establishing the relationships between them. It all leads up to a climactic ball in which all the players come together under one roof. The play, on the other hand, begins on the day of the ball, when the scheming of the women is already underway, and the audience must figure out the back story. The play will not leave you indifferent; also it is absolutely must-read for every fan of London’s work. Enjoy the reading.