The Iron Heel
  • The Iron Heel
  • The Iron Heel
  • The Iron Heel
ISBN: 1556520719
EAN13: 9781556520716
Language: English
Release Date: Jan 1, 1981
Pages: 240
Dimensions: 0.5" H x 8.3" L x 5.4" W
Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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The year is 2600 AD or 419 B.O.M. (the Brotherhood of Man) when Anthony Meredith, a scholar from the future, comes across an important manuscript of Avis Everhard written around 1912-1932 when Iron Heel came to power in USA. Iron Heel is an oligarchic regime where the power and money is concentrated in the hands of a few rulers and Avis and her husband Ernest are involved in a conspiracy to overthrow it. Although Meredith knows the fate of Avis and Ernest but what they saw and suffered would shake you to the core. This novel is a prophetic dystopia that is said to have inspired George Orwell, the author of 1984, who described Jack London as having made a very remarkable prophecy of the rise of Fascism. Orwell believed that Jack London's understanding of contemporary politics had made him a better prophet than many better-informed and more logical thinkers. Jack London (1876-1916) was an American novelist, journalist, and social activist. London was part of the radical literary group The Crowd in San Francisco and a passionate advocate of unionization, socialism, and the rights of workers. He wrote several powerful works dealing with these topics, such as his dystopian novel The Iron Heel, his non-fiction expos The People of the Abyss, and The War of the Classes. Some of his most famous works Read More chevron_right

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