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The People of the Abyss

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Published by BiblioBazaar .
Written in English

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  • Fiction / General

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    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages184
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11975661M
    ISBN 101434615146
    ISBN 109781434615145

    I awoke the girl, or woman, rather, for she was "Eyght an' twenty, sir," and we started for a coffee- house. Month in and month out, they had arisen from the table able and willing to eat more. Swafford, Kevin. Winter-time, an' the cold was cruel. The agreement is that kipping, or dossing, or sleeping, is the hardest problem they have to face, harder even than that of food.

    Then his greeting was cordial enough, and I went down into the dining-room to join the family at tea. The Unseen holds for them neither terror nor delight. Some were already off to sleep, when back came the policeman and away we scattered only to return again as soon as the coast was clear. All in good time, about eleven o'clock, breakfast arrived.

    Enough t' make a bloke bloomin' well glad to be back t' sea. Drunken women fighting! I looked at a small clock hanging on the wall. An' the hother's bin with me six--six years, sir, an' two months comin' nex' Saturday. Following the summer in question came a hard winter. And this sulphuric acid in the atmosphere is constantly being breathed by the London workmen through all the days and nights of their lives.


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The People of the Abyss book

These were heaped high on a huge platter in an indescribable mess--pieces of bread, chunks of grease and fat pork, the burnt skin from the outside of roasted joints, bones, in short, all the leavings from the fingers and mouths of the sick ones suffering from all manner of diseases.

He is now incapable of performing heavy work, and from now until he dies, the spike, the peg, and the streets are all he can look forward to in the way of food and shelter. Given proper conditions, it could live through the centuries, and great men, heroes and masters, spring from it and make the world better by having lived.

From the American standpoint, on the other hand, it was rudely furnished, uncomfortable, and small. I use the word "desperate" advisedly, for these wretched, homeless ones were gambling a soaking against a bed; and most of them, I took notice, got the soaking and missed the bed.

The crowds in the streets increased by hundreds of thousands, and though the police sternly put down mafficking, drunkenness and rough play abounded. You got to be born to it, I say. As stiff and hard as if made of wood, it was only after a prolonged pounding of the uppers with my fists that I was able to get my feet into them at all.

London observed that squalor was much worse in England than in the United States. Age and English hardship had broken them, and for them the game was played and up. The young fireman was only one, and it took him some time to say his little say. Now retired, Dr.

Here, next day, I took off my shoes not without regret for their lightness and comfortand my soft, grey travelling suit, and, in fact, all my clothing; and proceeded to array myself in the clothes of the other and unimaginable men, who must have been indeed unfortunate to have had to part with such rags for the pitiable sums obtainable from a dealer.

By the age of fifteen, London had turned delinquent. Being slung to the same rails, when one man moved, no matter how slightly, the rest were set rocking; and whenever I dozed somebody was sure to struggle back to the position from which he had slipped, and arouse me again.

The People of the Abyss

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. There was my mar, she was enough, a-bangin' the kids about an' makin' the ole man mis'rable when 'e come 'ome, w'ich was seldom, I grant.

By seven o'clock we were called away to bathe and go to bed.

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Old men, young men, all manner of men, and boys to boot, and all manner of boys. Much of London's science fiction indicates his belief in the superiority of the white race.

So I left them to their fate, and went up to the nearest Salvation Army man. Later on, I talked with another man--"Ginger" we called him--who stood at the head of the line--a sure indication that he had been waiting since one o'clock.

An' fer w'y? Faint water damage to top corner of front cover, continuing through first few pages. The railway men, carriers, omnibus drivers, corn and timber porters, and all those who require physical stamina, are largely drawn from the country; while in the Metropolitan Police there are, roughly, 12, country- born as against London-born.Sep 14,  · Open Library is an initiative of the Internet Archive, a (c)(3) non-profit, building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital atlasbowling.com projects include the Wayback Machine, atlasbowling.com and atlasbowling.com Wikipedia Book - The People of the Abyss.

atlasbowling.com - Scan of the book with pictures The People of the Abyss. Jack LONDON ( - ) 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.

May 28,  · 'No other book of mine took so much of my young heart and tears as that study of the economic degradation of the poor.' Jack London; 'At a time of heightened concern about the poor and homeless on the streets of London, the re-appearance of The People of the Abyss is to be welcomed/5(48).

Book Description HTML The People of the Abyss () is a book by Jack London about life in the East End of London in 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.

"This is a very interesting book set in London in the first decade of the twentieth century. You can read it as a social history as long as you remember what Alexander Masters writes in the foreword to the book; 'as an objective, trustworthy analysis, Abyss won’t do at all'.In Jack London moves temporarily into East End, disguised as a poor atlasbowling.com Edition: First Canadian Edition.

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