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The people of the abyss

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  • Author: London, Jack
    Contributor: Yearsley, Peter

    The People of the Abyss (1903) is a book by Jack London about life in the East End of London in 1902. He wrote this first-hand account by living in the East End (including the Whitechapel District) for several months, sometimes staying in workhouses or sleeping on the streets. The conditions he experienced and wrote about were the same as those endured by an estimated 500,000 of the contemporary London poor.

    Original Publisher: New York : Macmillan, 1903, Victoria Park, Western Australia, Association for the Blind of Western Australia
    Language(s): English