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The Iron Heel

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ISBN13: 9780486473659
ISBN10: 0486473651
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The Iron Heel treads upon the faces of the poor. Determined to crush the working class at any cost, the brutal dictatorship incites a paranoid atmosphere of witch-hunting hysteria, employing gangs of thugs to stifle free speech. Avis Everhard, wife of a labor leader, narrates this gripping novel. In moving terms, she reveals the wretched poverty that props up aristocratic wealth and recounts the desperate struggles of revolutionaries against the insidious rise of the Iron Heel.

George Orwell hailed this prescient tale as "a truer prophecy of the future than either Brave New World or The Shape of Things to Come." Written more than a century ago, Jack London's harrowing vision of class warfare and a totalitarian state anticipates the development of fascism, the spread of terrorism, and the oppressive forces of government surveillance and authority. A short novel with remarkable depth, it continues to resonate with modern readers as both a satire and a warning. 

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Spinning science fiction and fantasy into a political adventure, this harrowing tale of class warfare recounts a powerful state organization's determination to crush the working class at any cost.

Synopsis:

In a harrowing tale of class warfare that merges science fiction and fantasy, the powerful state organization known as the "Iron Heel" is determined to crush the working class — at any cost. Praised by such luminaries as George Orwell, London's prophetic political adventure continues to resonate with today's readers.

About the Author

Novelist, journalist, and social activist Jack London (1876-1916) rose from abject poverty to international fame. The bestselling, highest-paid, and most popular author of his era, London created a substantial body of work in his short life, drawing upon his experiences as a cannery worker, sailor, railroad hobo, and prospector.

Table of Contents

1. My Eagle
2. Challenges
3. Jackson's Arm
4. Slaves of the Machine
5. The Philomaths
6. Adumbrations
7. The Bishop's Vision
8. The Machine-Breakers
9. The Mathematics of a Dream
10. The Vortex
11. The Great Adventure
12. The Bishop
13. The General Strike
14. The Beginning of the End
15. Last Days
16. The End
17. The Scarlet Livery
18. In the Shadow of Sonoma
19. Transformation
20. A Lost Oligarch
21. The Roaring Abysmal Beast
22. The Chicago Commune
23. The People of the Abyss
24. Nightmare
25. The Terrorists
 

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lukas, December 2, 2013 (view all comments by lukas)


Jack London (adventurer, erstwhile oyster pirate, writer, mild racist, socialist) is best known for his wilderness books, so this prophetic book that imagines a future (but it's really today!) in which animosity between labor and capital is full-blown, is something of an outlier. It's polemical and didactic and reads less as a novel than a political tract influenced by H.G. Wells, among others. His extensive use of footnotes beats D.F. Wallace to the punch by nearly a century. Would be a good double feature with Sinclair Lewis's "It Can't Happen Here." Take a copy to your next occupation!
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lukas, December 2, 2013 (view all comments by lukas)


Jack London (adventurer, erstwhile oyster pirate, writer, mild racist, socialist) is best known for his wilderness books, so this prophetic book that imagines a future (but it's really today!) in which animosity between labor and capital is full-blown, is something of an outlier. It's polemical and didactic and reads less as a novel than a political tract influenced by H.G. Wells, among others. His extensive use of footnotes beats D.F. Wallace to the punch by nearly a century. Would be a good double feature with Sinclair Lewis's "It Can't Happen Here." Take a copy to your next occupation!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780486473659
Author:
London, Jack
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Subject:
Revolutionaries
Subject:
Dystopias
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Books on Literature & Drama
Publication Date:
20090931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.51 lb

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Spinning science fiction and fantasy into a political adventure, this harrowing tale of class warfare recounts a powerful state organization's determination to crush the working class at any cost.
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In a harrowing tale of class warfare that merges science fiction and fantasy, the powerful state organization known as the "Iron Heel" is determined to crush the working class — at any cost. Praised by such luminaries as George Orwell, London's prophetic political adventure continues to resonate with today's readers.
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