The Iron Heel

Generally considered to be "the earliest of the modern Dystopian," it chronicles the rise of an oligarchic tyranny in the United States. It is arguably the novel in which Jack London's socialist views are most explicitly on display.

Author: Jack London

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ISBN: 9782291018810

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The Iron Heel is a dystopian novel by American writer Jack London, first published in 1908. Generally considered to be "the earliest of the modern Dystopian," it chronicles the rise of an oligarchic tyranny in the United States. It is arguably the novel in which Jack London's socialist views are most explicitly on display. A forerunner of soft science fiction novels and stories of the 1960s and 1970s, the book stresses future changes in society and politics while paying much less attention to technological changes.

The Iron Heel

In this harrowing tale of class warfare that merges science fiction and fantasy, a powerful state organization known as "The Iron Heel" is determined to crush the working class, at any cost.

Author: Jack London

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The Iron Heel

Inspired by Jack London's classic tale of romance and revolution, it's Sunset Boulevard meets The Matrix in this noir science-fiction drama set 700 years in the future.Anthony Meredith, the story's protagonist, finds himself caught-up in ...

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Publisher: Beggar's Body Press

ISBN: 1543953867

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Inspired by Jack London's classic tale of romance and revolution, it's Sunset Boulevard meets The Matrix in this noir science-fiction drama set 700 years in the future.Anthony Meredith, the story's protagonist, finds himself caught-up in worldwide revolution when rebel Malcontents steal an encoded document containing secrets only he can reveal.Like Dante's Virgil, Meredith takes us through the social hells of the Brotherhood of Man now in it's 419th year as he dodges bullets from all sides.The Iron Heel is a sharp, well-crafted, action-adventure interwoven with a deeper social commentary that collides with an unsettling and unforgettable ending.

The Iron Heel

Written in 1908, this visionary novel about class struggle anticipates the political upheavals of the 1930s and beyond.

Author: Jack London

Publisher: Mondial

ISBN: 9781595690371

Category: Fiction

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Written in 1908, this visionary novel about class struggle anticipates the political upheavals of the 1930s and beyond.

The Iron Heel

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".

Author: Jack London

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788027225392

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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 exposé The People of the Abyss, and The War of the Classes. Some of his most famous works include The Call of the Wild and White Fang, both set in the Klondike Gold Rush, as well as the short stories "To Build a Fire", "An Odyssey of the North", and "Love of Life". He also wrote of the South Pacific in such stories as "The Pearls of Parlay" and "The Heathen", and of the San Francisco Bay area in The Sea Wolf.

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In addition, this novel has an introduction and series of (often lengthy) footnotes written from the perspective of scholar Anthony Meredith. Meredith writes from around 2600 AD or 419 B.O.M. (the Brotherhood of Man).

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The Iron Heel is a dystopian novel by American writer Jack London, first published in 1908. The novel is based on the (fictional) "Everhard Manuscript" written by Avis Everhard which she hid and which was subsequently found centuries later. In addition, this novel has an introduction and series of (often lengthy) footnotes written from the perspective of scholar Anthony Meredith. Meredith writes from around 2600 AD or 419 B.O.M. (the Brotherhood of Man). Jack London writes at two levels, often having Meredith condescendingly correcting the errors of Everhard yet, at the same time, exposing the often incomplete understanding of this distant future perspective. Meredith's introduction also acts as a deliberate "spoiler" (the term did not yet exist at the time of writing). Before ever getting a chance to get to know Avis and Ernest, how they fell in love or how Avis became politically involved, the reader is already told that all their struggles and hopes would end in total failure and repression, and that both of them would be summarily executed. This gives all that follows the air of a foreordained tragedy. There is still left the consolation that a happy end would come for humanity as a whole - though hundreds of years too late for Avis and Ernest as individuals; the cruel oligarchy would fall, and the two will be vindicated and respected by posterity as pioneers and martyrs. The Manuscript itself covers the years 1912 through 1932 in which the Oligarchy (or "Iron Heel") arose in the United States. In Asia, Japan conquered East Asia and created its own empire, India gained independence, and Europe became socialist. Canada, Mexico, and Cuba formed their own Oligarchies and were aligned with the U.S. (London remains silent as to the fates of South America, Africa, and the Middle East.) In North America, the Oligarchy maintains power for three centuries until the Revolution succeeds and ushers in the Brotherhood of Man. During the years of the novel, the First Revolt is described and preparations for the Second Revolt are discussed. From the perspective of Everhard, the imminent Second Revolt is sure to succeed but from Meredith's frame story, the reader knows that Everhard's hopes would go unfulfilled until centuries after his death.The Oligarchy are the largest monopoly trusts (or robber barons) who manage to squeeze out the middle class by bankrupting most small to mid-sized business as well as reducing all farmers to effective serfdom. This Oligarchy maintains power through a "labor caste" and the Mercenaries. Labor in essential industries like steel and rail are elevated and given decent wages, housing, and education. Indeed, the tragic turn in the novel (and Jack London's core warning to his contemporaries) is the treachery of these favored unions which break with the other unions and side with the Oligarchy. Further, a second, military caste is formed: the Mercenaries. The Mercenaries are officially the army of the US but are in fact in the employ of the Oligarchs. Asgard is the name of a fictional wonder-city, a city constructed by the Oligarchy to be admired and appreciated as well as lived in. Thousands of proletarians live in poverty there, and are used whenever a public work needs to be completed, such as the building of levee or a canal. The Manuscript is Everhard's autobiography as she tells of: her privileged childhood as the daughter of an accomplished scientist; her marriage to the socialist revolutionary Ernest Everhard; the fall of the US republic; and her years in the underground resistance from the First Revolt through the years leading to the Second Revolt. By telling the story of Avis Everhard, the novel is essentially an adventurous tale heavily strewn with social commentary of an alternate future (from a 1907 perspective). However, the future perspective of the scholar Meredith deepens the tragic plight of Everhard and her revolutionary comrades...

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'The Iron Heel' is one of Jack London's best works. It is the story of a manuscript known as the 'Everhard Manuscript' - written by Avis Everhard. It was a personal document, written about Avis' husband, Ernest Everhard.

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'The Iron Heel' is one of Jack London's best works. It is the story of a manuscript known as the 'Everhard Manuscript' - written by Avis Everhard. It was a personal document, written about Avis' husband, Ernest Everhard. He was one of the heroes behind the Revolution, and his unusual work surrounding 'Proletarian Science', and 'Proletarian philosophy'. The manuscript was written during a turbulent time, from 1912 to 1932, and the crushing Oligarchy known as the Iron Heel. It was a time of revolt, and after her husband's execution in 1932, Avis hid the manuscript in the heart of an old oak tree, in Wake Robin Lodge, California. The book begins at the start of her story, with footnotes to clarify, or to further explain aspects of Avis Everhard's story. It is a fascinating read, depicting the lives of factory workers, and people kept in poverty through their slim wages, and the work put in to prevent people in such dire conditions to be pawns in the Capitalist labour force - often made to work at a very young age. She met him in 1912, when her father hosted a dinner at his house in Berkeley. There were a great many guests there, from professors, Bishops, and Ministers. Avis was instantly drawn to him, from his chiselled good looks, to his passion as he debated with the other dinner guests, and his invested interest in philosophy. Her father had met Ernest Everhard shortly before the dinner, when he spotted the man standing outside on a soap-box, earnestly explaining economics to the working-men. He was a socialist, and was known for taking difficult to understand concepts, and explaining them in simpler language so that they were accessible to the working class. Self-educated in multiple languages and subjects, Everhard had begun work in the mills when he was ten years old. Avis became quite intrigued by the man, spending days reading up on all of his scientific and philosophical books published by a socialist publishing house in Chicago. She needed to see him again. And one afternoon, she got her wish when Ernest came to her father's house for tea. That meeting led Avis to knowing the man much more thoroughly, and he changed her entire outlook on the world. For Avis, things would never be the same again.

The Iron Heel Annotated Edition

Jack London's The Iron Heel tells the story of an oligarchic tyrant's rise in the United States.

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Jack London's The Iron Heel tells the story of an oligarchic tyrant's rise in the United States. First published in 1908, the book created great controversy for the author as many were upset by his socialist views being on display throughout the volume. An unusual novel for London's canon and the time period in general, the novel features a first-person narrative of a woman protagonist, suggests socialist methods for social reform, and is one of the frontrunners of soft science fiction texts. Telling the story of Avis Everhard and her husband, Ernest, the novel follows the rise of the "Iron Heel" oligarchy in America from 1912 to 1932. During this time, Japan conquered East Asia and created its own empire, India gained independence, and Europe became largely socialist. The Iron Heel builds a utopia-like city named Asgard. Avis and Ernest, along with other rebels in the Brotherhood of Man, revolt against the government and wreak havoc on Asgard multiple times, but to no avail. After the deaths of Avis and Ernest, another narrator, Anthony Meredith, concludes the novel by informing readers that the Iron Heel remained in power for another three centuries.

The Iron Heel Annotated

Differentiated book- It has a historical context with research of the time-The Iron Heel is a Jack London novel published in 1908.

Author: Jack London

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Differentiated book- It has a historical context with research of the time-The Iron Heel is a Jack London novel published in 1908. It can be considered more or less interchangeably as a dystopia (or negative utopia), a uchronia, science fiction. "The Iron Heel" is the name given by the revolutionary worker Ernest Everhard to the government that the Industrial Oligarchy built in the 20th century. In history at the end of the 19th century, the large industrial corporations have been creating monopolies in strategic industries (the post, the railways, etc.), until they became a kind of superior and impenetrable social class, well protected by their control of the Government, the police, the army and the courts of law. In this context, the workers try to organize themselves to take political action against the Senate. In response, the Iron Heel prepares a fraudulent attack in the United States Congress.Through which they can initiate vigorous repression, and practically abolish democracy. The workers organize for a vigorous resistance, in the form of a systematic worldwide strike, which paralyzes all services, including communications, and thus leaves the oligarchs defenseless. These, in response, create squads of Mercenaries that work as paramilitary forces, and that are dedicated to subduing the peasant and rebel workers.

The Iron Heel

The Iron Heel had triumphed in open warfare, but we held our own in the new warfare, strange and awful and subterranean, that we instituted.

Author: Jack London

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486120096

Category: Fiction

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Spinning science fiction and fantasy into a political adventure, this harrowing tale of class warfare recounts a powerful state organization's determination to crush the working class at any cost.

The Iron Heel By Jack London Illustrated Edition

A forerunner of soft science fiction novels and stories of the 1960s and 70s, the book stresses future changes in society and politics while paying much less attention to technological changes.

Author: Jack London

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The Iron Heel is a dystopian novel by American writer Jack London, first published in 1908.Generally considered to be "the earliest of the modern dystopian" fiction, it chronicles the rise of an oligarchic tyranny in the United States. In The Iron Heel, Jack London's socialist views are explicitly on display. A forerunner of soft science fiction novels and stories of the 1960s and 70s, the book stresses future changes in society and politics while paying much less attention to technological changes.

The Iron Heel

A forerunner of soft science fiction novels and stories of the 1960s and 70s, the book stresses future changes in society and politics while paying much less attention to technological changes.

Author: Jack London

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9798586601728

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The Iron Heel is a dystopian novel by American writer Jack London, first published in 1908.Generally considered to be "the earliest of the modern dystopian" fiction, it chronicles the rise of an oligarchic tyranny in the United States. In The Iron Heel, Jack London's socialist views are explicitly on display. A forerunner of soft science fiction novels and stories of the 1960s and 70s, the book stresses future changes in society and politics while paying much less attention to technological changes.

The Iron Heel by Jack London Delphi Classics Illustrated

This eBook features the unabridged text of ‘The Iron Heel’ from the bestselling edition of ‘The Complete Works of Jack London’.

Author: Jack London

Publisher: Delphi Classics

ISBN: 9781786561763

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This eBook features the unabridged text of ‘The Iron Heel’ from the bestselling edition of ‘The Complete Works of Jack London’. Having established their name as the leading publisher of classic literature and art, Delphi Classics produce publications that are individually crafted with superior formatting, while introducing many rare texts for the first time in digital print. The Delphi Classics edition of London includes original annotations and illustrations relating to the life and works of the author, as well as individual tables of contents, allowing you to navigate eBooks quickly and easily. eBook features: * The complete unabridged text of ‘The Iron Heel’ * Beautifully illustrated with images related to London’s works * Individual contents table, allowing easy navigation around the eBook * Excellent formatting of the textPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to learn more about our wide range of titles

The Iron Heel Fully Illustrated

A forerunner of soft science fiction novels and stories of the 1960s and 70s, the book stresses future changes in society and politics while paying much less attention to technological changes.

Author: Jack London

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The Iron Heel is a dystopian novel by American writer Jack London, first published in 1908.Generally considered to be "the earliest of the modern dystopian" fiction, it chronicles the rise of an oligarchic tyranny in the United States. In The Iron Heel, Jack London's socialist views are explicitly on display. A forerunner of soft science fiction novels and stories of the 1960s and 70s, the book stresses future changes in society and politics while paying much less attention to technological changes.

The Iron Heel

In addition, this novel has an introduction and series of (often lengthy) footnotes written from the perspective of scholar Anthony Meredith. Meredith writes from around 2600 AD or 419 B.O.M. (the Brotherhood of Man).

Author: Jack London

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The Iron Heel is a dystopian novel by American writer Jack London, first published in 1908. Generally considered to be "the earliest of the modern Dystopian", it chronicles the rise of an oligarchic tyranny in the United States. It is arguably the novel in which Jack London's socialist views are most explicitly on display. A forerunner of soft science fiction novels and stories of the 1960s and '70s, the book stresses future changes in society and politics while paying much less attention to technological changes. The book is unusual among London's writings (and in the literature of the time in general) in being a first-person narrative of a woman protagonist written by a man. Much of the narrative is set in the San Francisco Bay Area, including events in San Francisco and Sonoma County. The novel is based on the (fictional) "Everhard Manuscript" written by Avis Everhard which she hid and which was subsequently found centuries later. In addition, this novel has an introduction and series of (often lengthy) footnotes written from the perspective of scholar Anthony Meredith. Meredith writes from around 2600 AD or 419 B.O.M. (the Brotherhood of Man). Jack London writes at two levels, often having Meredith condescendingly correcting the errors of Everhard yet, at the same time, exposing the often incomplete understanding of this distant future perspective. Meredith's introduction also acts as a deliberate "spoiler" (the term did not yet exist at the time of writing). Before ever getting a chance to get to know Avis and Ernest, how they fell in love or how Avis became politically involved, the reader is already told that all their struggles and hopes would end in total failure and repression, and that both of them would be summarily executed. This gives all that follows the air of a foreordained tragedy. There is still left the consolation that a happy end would come for humanity as a whole - though hundreds of years too late for Avis and Ernest as individuals; the cruel oligarchy would fall, and the two will be vindicated and respected by posterity as pioneers and martyrs. The Manuscript itself covers the years 1912 through 1932 in which the Oligarchy (or "Iron Heel") arose in the United States. In Asia, Japan conquered East Asia and created its own empire, India gained independence, and Europe became socialist. Canada, Mexico, and Cuba formed their own Oligarchies and were aligned with the U.S. (London remains silent as to the fates of South America, Africa, and the Middle East.) In North America, the Oligarchy maintains power for three centuries until the Revolution succeeds and ushers in the Brotherhood of Man. During the years of the novel, the First Revolt is described and preparations for the Second Revolt are discussed. From the perspective of Everhard, the imminent Second Revolt is sure to succeed but from Meredith's frame story, the reader knows that Ernest Everhard's hopes would go unfulfilled until centuries after his death.

The Iron Heel Illustrated

A forerunner of soft science fiction novels and stories of the 1960s and 70s, the book stresses future changes in society and politics while paying much less attention to technological changes

Author: Jack Londan

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The Iron Heel is a dystopian novel by American writer Jack London, first published in 1908.Generally considered to be "the earliest of the modern dystopian" fiction, it chronicles the rise of an oligarchic tyranny in the United States. In The Iron Heel, Jack London's socialist views are explicitly on display. A forerunner of soft science fiction novels and stories of the 1960s and 70s, the book stresses future changes in society and politics while paying much less attention to technological changes

The Iron Heel by Jack London Penguin Classics

Published in 1908, Jack London's multi-layered narrative is an early example of the dystopian novel, and its vision of the future proved to be eerily prescient of the violence and fascism that marked the initial half of the 20th century.

Author: Jack London

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The Iron Heel (1908) Set in the future, "The Iron Heel" describes a world in which the division between the classes has deepened, creating a powerful Oligarchy that retains control through terror. A manuscript by rebel Avis Everhard is recovered in an even more distant future, and analyzed by scholar Anthony Meredith. Published in 1908, Jack London's multi-layered narrative is an early example of the dystopian novel, and its vision of the future proved to be eerily prescient of the violence and fascism that marked the initial half of the 20th century.

The Iron Heel Illustrated

A forerunner of soft science fiction novels and stories of the 1960s and 70s, the book stresses future changes in society and politics while paying much less attention to technological changes

Author: Jack London

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The Iron Heel is a dystopian novel by American writer Jack London, first published in 1908.Generally considered to be "the earliest of the modern dystopian" fiction, [3] it chronicles the rise of an oligarchic tyranny in the United States. In The Iron Heel, Jack London's socialist views are explicitly on display. A forerunner of soft science fiction novels and stories of the 1960s and 70s, the book stresses future changes in society and politics while paying much less attention to technological changes