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The People of the Abyss

The People of the Abyss

The People of the Abyss The experiences related in this volume fell to me in the summer...
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Author: London, Jack,1876-1916
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The People of the Abyss

The People of the Abyss

$96.17 $4.68

The People of the Abyss

$96.17 $4.68
Author: London, Jack,1876-1916
Format: eBook
Language: English

The People of the Abyss

The experiences related in this volume fell to me in the summer of 1902. I went down into the under-world of London with an attitude of mind which I may best liken to that of the explorer. I was open to be convinced by the evidence of my eyes, rather than by the teachings of those who had not seen, or by the words of those who had seen and gone before. Further, I took with me certain simple criteria with which to measure the life of the under-world. That which made for more life, for physical and spiritual health, was good; that which made for less life, which hurt, and dwarfed, and distorted life, was bad. It will be readily apparent to the reader that I saw much that was bad. Yet it must not be forgotten that the time of which I write was considered good times in England. The starvation and lack of shelter I encountered constituted a chronic condition of misery which is never wiped out, even in the periods of greatest prosperity. Following the summer in question came a hard winter. Great numbers of the unemployed formed into processions, as many as a dozen at a time, and daily marched through the streets of London crying for bread. Mr. Justin McCarthy, writing in the month of January 1903, to the New York Independent, briefly epitomises the situation as follows: ......Buy Now (To Read More)

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Ebook Number: 1688
Author: London, Jack
Release Date: Mar 1, 1999
Format: eBook
Language: English

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