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Revolution, and other Essays

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A collection of 13 essays written between 1900 and 1908, published in 1910. The lead essay, "Revolution", outlines how and why London renounced capitalism as a failed social system and declared himself an active participant in the "socialist revolution", the last essay is an autobiographical piece, and the essays in between are on diverse subjects. A few of the “essays” are actually humorous short fiction stories; others are serious, sometimes angry rants against capitalistic greed and political corruption. All of the pieces are thought-provoking and excellently written, though only loosely intellectual, highly opinionated, and rife with contradiction, as was London himself.

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REVOLUTION AND OTHER ESSAYS

BY JACK LONDON

"History warns us that it is the customary fate of new truths to begin as heresies and to end as superstitions."

HUXLEY.

MILLS & BOON, LIMITED 49 RUPERT STREET LONDON, W.1

Copyright in the United States of America , 1910, by The Macmillan Company .

Contents:

Revolution The Somnambulists The Dignity of Dollars Goliah The Golden Poppy The Shrinkage of the Planet The House Beautiful The Gold Hunters of the North Foma Gordyeeff These Bones shall Rise Again The Other Animals The Yellow Peril What Life Means to Me

REVOLUTION

"The present is enough for common souls, Who, never looking forward, are indeed Mere clay, wherein the footprints of their age Are petrified for ever."

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