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The East End and urban poverty

Author: Jack London

Title: The People of the Abyss, (1903)

Keywords: Poor, East End, London

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Jack London (1876-1916), the American author of The Call of the Wild and White Fang, published The People of the Abyss in 1903. Its first-hand account of life in the East End of London details his experiences in the workhouses and on the streets, reflecting those endured by the estimated 500,000-strong population of Londonís poor.

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