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Revolution, and other Essays

Jack London

A collection of 13 essays written between 1900 and 1908, published in 1910. The lead essay, "Revolution", outlines how and why London renounced capitalism as a failed social system and declared himself an active participant in the "socialist revolution", the last essay is an autobiographical piece, and the essays in between are on diverse subjects. A few of the “essays” are actually humorous short fiction stories; others are serious, sometimes angry rants against capitalistic greed and political corruption. All of the pieces are thought-provoking and excellently written, though only loosely intellectual, highly opinionated, and rife with contradiction, as was London himself. -- Summary by Michele Fry

A collection of 13 essays written between 1900 and 1908, published in 1910. The lead essay, "Revolution", outlines how and why London renounced capitalism as a failed social system and declared himself an active participant in the "socialist revolution", the last essay is an autobiographical piece, and the essays in between are on diverse subjects. A few of the “essays” are actually humorous short fiction stories; others are serious, sometimes angry rants against capitalistic greed and political corruption. All of the pieces are thought-provoking and excellently written, though only loosely intellectual, highly opinionated, and rife with contradiction, as was London himself. -- Summary by Michele Fry
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Genres:

History

Description:

A collection of 13 essays written between 1900 and 1908, published in 1910. The lead essay, "Revolution", outlines how and why London renounced capitalism as a failed social system and declared himself an active participant in the "socialist revolution", the last essay is an autobiographical piece, and the essays in between are on diverse subjects. A few of the “essays” are actually humorous short fiction stories; others are serious, sometimes angry rants against capitalistic greed and political corruption. All of the pieces are thought-provoking and excellently written, though only loosely intellectual, highly opinionated, and rife with contradiction, as was London himself. -- Summary by Michele Fry

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

6h 7m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

50:00


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

15:43


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

16:19


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

25:08


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

23:09


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

21:57


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

27:29


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

29:55


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

29:56


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

11:46


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

21:06


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

46:07


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

26:08


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

22:57