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The Iron Heel

Written by Jack London
Introduction by Jonathan Auerbach


The Iron Heel .

Category: Fiction - Classics; Fiction - Political; Fiction - Dystopian
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Format: Trade Paperback
Pub Date: July 2006
Price: $16.00
Can. Price: $18.50
ISBN: 978-0-14-303971-6 (0-14-303971-7)
Pages: 288



 
Part science fiction, part dystopian fantasy, part radical socialist tract, Jack London's The Iron Heel offers a grim depiction of warfare between the classes in America and around the globe. Originally published nearly a hundred years ago, it anticipated many features of the past century, including the rise of fascism, the emergence of domestic terrorism, and the growth of centralized government surveillance and authority. What begins as a war of words ends in scenes of harrowing violence as the state oligarchy, known as "the Iron Heel," moves to crush all opposition to its power.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 
Jack London (1876–1916) was born John Chaney in Pennsylvania. In 1896 he was caught up in the gold rush to the Klondike river in north-west Canada, which became the inspiration for The Call of the Wild (1903) and White Fang (1906). Jack London became one of the most widely read writers in the world.





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