A dystopian novel about the terrible oppressions of an American oligarchy at the beginning of the Twentieth Century, and the struggles of a socialist revolutionary movement.
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Dystopic vision of America hundreds of years from now
This is a resonating book, written 40 years before "1984". It is made to be the unfinished manuscript of someone's diary during a revolution and tryranny from an increasingly corrupt and industrializing California. Interesting to note this is the vision from 1908, at the time of the "progressive era" of politics and direct democracy initiatives.
Some of these points are still valid today!
I had no idea Jack London was a socialist and this book ends at such a hopeless point. He must have been very troubled by the capitalists in 1908 and hopeless about the future.