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The People of the Abyss

Jack London

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Description:

Jack London lived for a time within the grim and grimy world of the East End of London, where half a million people scraped together hardly enough on which to survive. Even if they were able to work, they were paid only enough to allow them a pitiful existence. He grew to know and empathise with these forgotten (or ignored) people as he spoke with them and tasted the workhouse, life on the streets, ... and the food, which was cheap, barely nutritious, and foul. He writes about his experiences in a fluid and narrative style, making it very clear what he thinks of the social structures which created the Abyss, and of the millionaires who live high on the labours of a people forced to live in squalor. "... The food this managing class eats, the wine it drinks, ... the fine clothes it wears, are challenged by eight million mouths which have never had enough to fill them, and by twice eight million bodies which have never been sufficiently clothed and housed." (Summary by Peter Yearsley)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

6h 28m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

20:07


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:58


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:54


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

15:50


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

11:31


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

12:30


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

10:36


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

22:15


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

26:39


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:22


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

21:07


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

25:20


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:41


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

14:53


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:25


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

09:24


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

11:55


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

11:34


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

25:35


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

17:51


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

18:32


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

13:59


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

11:36


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:44


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

14:34


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

13:54


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

11:50