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Revolution, and other Essays

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A collection of 13 essays written between 1900 and 1908, published in 1910. The lead essay, "Revolution", outlines how and why London renounced capitalism as a failed social system and declared himself an active participant in the "socialist revolution", the last essay is an autobiographical piece, and the essays in between are on diverse subjects. A few of the “essays” are actually humorous short fiction stories; others are serious, sometimes angry rants against capitalistic greed and political corruption. All of the pieces are thought-provoking and excellently written, though only loosely intellectual, highly opinionated, and rife with contradiction, as was London himself. -- Summary by Michele Fry (6 hr 7 min)

Chapters

Revolution

49:59

Read by Michele Fry

The Somnambulists

15:42

Read by Ignare

The Dignity of Dollars

16:18

Read by Ignare

Goliah, Part I

25:07

Read by Jeremy Robertson

Goliah, Part II

23:08

Read by Jeremy Robertson

The Golden Poppy

21:56

Read by KHand

The Shrinkage of the Planet

27:28

Read by Steve C

The House Beautiful

29:54

Read by Lucretia B.

The Gold Hunters of the North

29:55

Read by Phil Schempf

Fomá Gordyéeff

11:44

Read by Ignare

These Bones shall Rise Again

21:05

Read by Greg Giordano

The Other Animals

46:06

Read by DJRickyV

The Yellow Peril

26:07

Read by Sean Grabosky

What Life Means to Me

22:56

Read by Michele Fry

Bewertungen

interesting stuff

(5 Sterne)

I never knew he wrote shorts like these. Interesting to see a different side of him other than the adventure stories he is so well known for. Also, the readers all did great jobs.