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 Scarlet Plague” is a novel, first published in “The London Magazine” in 1912 году. The book narrates about an apocalypse initiated by the epidemic of so-called scarlet plague, which annihilates of humanity. The little group of survived people starts to live the primeval life of hunters-gatherers and ridicules his values of the past, which sound totally unbelievable to them. The post-apocalyptic fiction, written by the master of genre, keeps the reader on tenterhooks and undoubtedly will not leave you indifferent. Enjoy the reading.