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The Iron Heel
by Jack London


Overview - The Iron Heel is interesting as an example of a "dystopian" novel which anticipates and influenced George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four. Jack London's (1876-1916) socialist politics are explicitly on display here. Its description of the capitalist class forming an organised, totalitarian, violent oligarchy to crush the working-class forewarned in some detail the Fascist dictatorships of Europe.  Read more...

 
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Overview
The Iron Heel is interesting as an example of a "dystopian" novel which anticipates and influenced George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four. Jack London's (1876-1916) socialist politics are explicitly on display here. Its description of the capitalist class forming an organised, totalitarian, violent oligarchy to crush the working-class forewarned in some detail the Fascist dictatorships of Europe. Given it was written in 1908, this prediction was some-what uncanny, as Trotsky noted while commenting on the book in the 30s.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781595690371
  • ISBN-10: 1595690379
  • Publisher: MONDIAL
  • Publish Date: May 2006
  • Page Count: 176
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.41 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.51 pounds

Series: American Classics

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