List Price: $39.16
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
Binding: Trade Cloth
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
1907. The Iron Heel is the powerful name by which Jack London designates Plutocracy. In it he pictures to us the struggle which will one day break forth should the Fates in their fury permit, between Plutocracy and the People. The terrible drama to which he invites us in The Iron Heel has not yet actually taken place, and we do not know when the appalling prophecy of this American disciple of Marx will be fulfilled.
One of the pioneers of 20th century American literature, Jack London specialized in tales of adventure inspired by his own experiences. London was born in San Francisco in 1876. At 14, he quit school and became an "oyster pirate," robbing oyster beds to sell his booty to the bars and restaurants in Oakland. Later, he turned on his pirate associates and joined the local Fish Patrol, resulting in some hair-raising waterfront battles. Other youthful activities included sailing on a seal-hunting ship, traveling the United States as a railroad tramp, a jail term for vagrancy and a hazardous winter in the Klondike during the 1897 gold rush. Those experiences converted him to socialism, as he More...
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