Jack London is an iconic American writer, social activist, mostly known as the author of adventure fiction. Many of his literary works, including novels and short stories, based on his own life experience and they have inspired numerous authors' works, and adaptations for television and film.
“The People of the Abyss” is a book of social essays, based on the results of Jack London’s journalistic investigation and published in 1903. Dedicated to the depiction of social conditions of the east end of London, “The People of the Abyss” contains the author’s shock of the experience that was never to leave him. At a time when Great Britain was the biggest empire in the world, the people of the capital were still living and working in conditions of abject degradation. Shocking and truthful book will not leave you indifferent. Enjoy the reading.