The People of the Abyss
Publish date: September 1st 2006
Pages no: 208
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
, European Literature
, British Literature
This was a tough book. It was sort of first-hand sociology. Jack London decided to live in London's East End, as one of the down-and-outs there. This was back around 1900 (the book came out in 1902). His cover was that he was a stranded seaman. Once he dressed up shabbily enough, no one doubted him....
Fascinating book which was basically a sociological investigation of the Whitechapel area of London, while London lived there in the late 19th century to the beginning of the 20th century, and how it was possible for Jack the Ripper to commit his crimes. Totally different from anything I have read b...