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November 23 , 2008

The Iron Heel


The Iron Heel is a novel by American writer Jack London, first published in 1908. 
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Jack London (January 12, 1876 – November 22, 1916; born John Griffith Chaney) is a famous American author. Also, he was journalist and social activist. He had a difficult life and he wrote a lot of novels, short stories, and plays and poems yet. His works were published and translated into many languages at the whole world.  “Stories of…

Generally considered to be “the earliest of the modern Dystopian”, it chronicles the rise of an oligarchic tyranny in the United States. It is arguably the novel in which Jack London’s socialist views are most explicitly on display. A forerunner of soft science fiction novels and stories of the 1960s and ‘70s, the book stresses future changes in society and politics while paying much less attention to technological changes. 

The book is unusual among London’s writings (and in the literature of the time in general) in being a first-person narrative of a woman protagonist written by a man. Much of the narrative is set in the San Francisco Bay Area, including events in San Francisco and Sonoma County.

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