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People of the Abyss - Audio Book

  • #: 117770
  • Price: $0.99 In Apple Store
  • Category: Education
  • Updated: 2010-05-01
  • Current Version: 1.0
  • 1.0
  • Size: 49.70 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: NAY MIN THU
  • Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 2.2 or later
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In 1902, Jack London (Famous Author of “The Call of the Wild” and “White Fang”) purchased some secondhand clothes, rented a room in the East End, and set out to discover how the poor in London (England) lived.

His research makes shocking reading.

Moving through the slums as one of the poor; eating, drinking, and socializing with the underclass; lining up to get into a flophouse, London was scandalized and brutalized by the experience of living rough in Britain’s capital.

His clear-eyed reflections on the iniquities of class are a shaming testament to the persistence of social inequality in modern times.

There was the 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 empathize 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.

Jack London wrote:

“… 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.”

It has a lot of historical value, and makes an interesting read. It is fascinating to learn of the horrendous conditions suffered by millions of unfortunate Londoners a hundred years ago.

The debate rages on as to whether present-day inner-city conditions have improved.

This audio book application contains audio files for all chapters in one download, so you can listen to the book on the go without the need for an internet connection. Hence the application size is a little big, and you may need to download it over WiFi connection or through iTunes on your PC or Mac.

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