The Iron Heel

First published in the year 1908, famous writer Jack London's dystopian novel 'The Iron Heel' chronicles the rise of an oligarchic tyranny in the United States.

Author: Jack London

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First published in the year 1908, famous writer Jack London's dystopian novel 'The Iron Heel' chronicles the rise of an oligarchic tyranny in the United States. "It cannot be said that the Everhard Manuscript is an important historical document. To the historian it bristles with errors—not errors of fact, but errors of interpretation. Looking back across the seven centuries that have lapsed since Avis Everhard completed her manuscript, events, and the bearings of events, that were confused and veiled to her, are clear to us. She lacked perspective. She was too close to the events she writes about. Nay, she was merged in the events she has described." -Preface

The Iron Heel

section of the mob tore itself loose and surged in after her. I can see her now, as I
write these lines, a leap in advance, her gray hair flying inthin tangled strings, the
blood dripping down herforehead from some wound in the scalp, in her right ...

Author: Jack London

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The Iron Heel Annotated

It is arguably the novel in which Jack London's socialist views are most explicitly on display.

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 1970s, the book stresses future changes in society and politics while paying much less attention to technological changes."

Under the Iron Heel

This book is that story. o 5 FOREWORD l ou . will Jhrd iu h n startling expose of Belgian state secrets, r l ura gr dt deal of what the Belgian people think of King opold, of their former government and of the capitulatitfnY no sensational ...

Author: Lars Moen

Publisher: Streeter Press

ISBN: 9781406774108

Category: History

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UNDER THE IRON HEEL GERMAN SOLDIERS CHANGING STREET SIGNS IN A CONQUERED CITY Photo from Dever - Black Star UNDER THE IRON HElL BY LARS MOEN WITH 18 ILLUSTRATIONS J. B. LIPPINCOTT COMPANY PHILADELPHIA NEW YORK Foreword ON OCTOBER 22, 1940, i LEFT BELGIUM, AFTER i HAD practically abandoned hope that the German military au thorities would permit my departure before the end of the war. When I was suddenly offered the alternative, on October 8, leave now or remain until the end of the war, I left. I had chosen to stay in the face of the German inva sion, but I had no wish to go on living under the occupation The invasion was quickly over but the pation bid fair to stretch out interminably, with life be coming more difficult each day as food grew less. It was only when the Germans realized the impossibility of finishing the war before winter that they consented to the departure of any foreigners. I am still astonished that permission was given, even then. We had sera too much, and it was presumably to prevent our talking about what we had seen that every obstacle was placed in the waf ol our return to our native countries an attitude which per sisted after official permission to leave had been granted. Fortunately, I believe, my passport gave no indication that I was a former newspaper man, and my treatment by the Germans was influenced by no desire to make a good impression. When the lightning invasion was followed by the gray, dreary days of the occupation, there were no re porters to tell the story of War and the Little People. This book is that story. o 5 FOREWORD l ou . will Jhrd iu h n startling expose of Belgian state secrets, r l ura gr dt deal of what the Belgian people think of King opold, of their former government and of the capitulatitfnY no sensational interview with Hitler or Goer ing, but a great deal of what the common soldier who does their fighting thinks of them and of the war no exclusive economic statistics about conditions in the occupied coun ties, but a great deal about what that situation means in terms of the daily life of the Little People. For this is their war. They did not want it, and had little to do with starting it, but they may have a great deal to do with finishing it the outcome is largely dependent on their morale and staying power. Twice within a quarter of a century their little world has been turned upside down, and they are ready for any effort, any concession, any experiment that may offer even a slight hope of putting an end to a situation grown intolerable. The Little Man, be he soldier or civilian, no longer be lieves in the old illusions, and this droll war, as the French once called it, is only understandable if that is borne in mind. I have no wish to assume the role of a prophet, but it is already abundantly clear that this war will bring widespread social and economic change, what ever its outcome the old geographic boundaries are no longer the primary issue. Since such changes must, in their very nature, affect great masses of people, I have tried as far as humanly possible to keep my own opinions out of this and sim ply to report in a straightforward way what I have seen. When the war came to Europe, on September 3, 1939, I was doing a job of scientific research in Belgium. I was anxious to complete that job, and despite warnings from FOREWORD 7 the American consulate I stayed on, hoping to finish at the beginning of June, 1940, and to return to America I hoped that Belgiums neutrality would be respected, or that if she were attacked there would be ample time to leave. When the war came to Belgium, I was living in Antwerp in a small hotel called In the Shadow of the Cathedral...

THE IRON HEEL Political Dystopian Classic

All was unseen, much was unguessed; the blind fought the blind; and yet through
it all was order, purpose, control. We permeated the entire organization of the
Iron Heel with our agents, while our own organization was permeated with the ...

Author: Jack London

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788026873921

Category: Fiction

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This carefully crafted ebook: "THE IRON HEEL (Political Dystopian Classic)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. 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.

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 ...

Author: Bix Santana

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 Works of Jack London 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 . All was unseen
, much was unguessed ; the blind fought the blind ; and yet through it all was ...

Author: Jack London

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Rereading Jack London

Power , Gender , and Ideological Discourse in ' The Iron Heel FRANCIS SHOR
Seven years after the publication of The Iron Heel , Jack London wrote to a friend
that he would not consider " writing another book of that sort . It was a labor of ...

Author: Leonard Cassuto

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804735166

Category: Literary Criticism

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Jack London has long been recognized as one of the most colorful figures in American literature. He is America’s most widely translated author (into more than eighty languages), and although his works have been neglected until recently by academic critics in the United States, he is finally winning recognition as a major figure in American literary history. The breadth and depth of new critical study of London’s work in recent decades attest to his newfound respectability. London criticism has moved beyond a traditional concerns of realism and naturalism as well as beyond the timeworn biographical focus to engage such theoretical approaches as race, gender, class, post-structuralism, and new historicism. The range and intellectual energy of the essays collected here give the reader a new sense of London’s richness and variety, especially his treatment of diverse cultures. Having in the past focused more on London’s personal "world,” we are now afforded an opportunity to look more closely at his art and the numerous worlds it uncovers.

The Iron Hell Illustrated

Not alone do we understand Avis Everhard's love for her herohusband, but we
feel, as he felt, in those first days, the vague and terrible loom of the Oligarchy.
The Iron Heel (well named) we feel descending upon and crushing mankind. And
in ...

Author: Jack London

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 9783730990292

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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 thus 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.

The Iron Age

... bat trade has put on the mailed glove and the iron heel , and the battle still
goes on . Requests for Catalogues , Quotations , & c . M. BUSH , Evansville , Ind .
, advises us that after the E. first of the year his business will be incorpoarted as
the ...

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Imaginary Communities

THE LONG REVOLUTION OF THE IRON HEEL In his analysis of conditions on
Earth that make global socialism such a difficult project, Sterni notes that a violent
counteroffensive would follow on the heels of any revolutionary action: "The ...

Author: Phillip Wegner

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520926765

Category: Literary Criticism

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Drawing from literary history, social theory, and political critique, this far-reaching study explores the utopian narrative as a medium for understanding the social space of the modern nation-state. Considering the narrative utopia from its earliest manifestation in Thomas More's sixteenth-century work Utopia to some of the most influential utopias of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, this book is an astute study of a literary genre as well as a nuanced dialectical meditation on the history of utopian thinking as a quintessential history of modernity. As he unravels the dialectics at work in the utopian narrative, Wegner gives an ambitious synthetic discussion of theories of modernity, considering and evaluating the ideas of writers such as Ernst Bloch, Louis Marin, Gilles Deleuze, Walter Benjamin, Martin Heidegger, Henri Lefebvre, Paul de Man, Karl Mannheim, Mikhail Bakhtin, Jürgen Habermas, Slavoj Zizek, and Homi Bhabha.

An Iron Crown

Pipe , who felt that he was now about to wrestle with some of the most intricate
problems of etiquette , was on his mettle for the occasion . But many a doughty
warrior who has trodden his enemies under the iron heel of war , has fallen
before ...

Author: Thomas Stewart Denison

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Political Fiction and the American Self

3 How to Read a Revolutionary Novel : The Iron Heel During a time when
Melville was largely forgotten , London read Moby - Dick again and again . -Jay
Martin As a reader of Melville , London knew or should have known that you pay
a price ...

Author: John Whalen-Bridge

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 025206688X

Category: Literary Criticism

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Examining political novels that have achieved (or been denied) canonical status, John Whalen-Bridge demonstrates how Herman Melville, Jack London, Norman Mailer, Ralph Ellison, Toni Morrison, and Margaret Atwood have grappled with the problem of balancing radicalism and art. He shows that some books are more political than others, that some political novelists are more skillful than others, and that readers must allow for basic working distinctions between politics and aesthetics if we are to make useful judgments about which political novels to read, and why. "Whalen-Bridge demonstrates with clarity and power that the American political novel should not be ostracized but celebrated as a genre equal or superior to poetic and aesthetic ones." -- Tobin Siebers, author of Cold War Criticism and the Politics of Skepticism

Jack London s Science Fiction Deluxe Annotated

They gaveuptheirlives for humanity,no sacrifice wastoo great for them to
accomplish, while inexorable necessity compelled themto bloody expression
inanageof blood. The Fighting Groups constituted theone thorninthe side of the
Iron Heel ...

Author: Jack London

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ISBN: 9782897288877

Category: Fiction

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“I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.” “But I am I. And I won't subordinate my taste to the unanimous judgment of mankind” Yes, Jack London was a pioneer science-fiction writer with an uncanny insight into the consequences of technology and ever-expanding scientific knowledge. + 3 Popular Essays – • “Jack London’s psychosocial framework - Jungian Analysis: Psychoanalysis of Freud and Adler” • “Evolution a Note of Christianity” provides the theological context of the period • R.O Earl’s brilliant “The Process of Evolution” + Jack London Biographical Sketch + Bibliography of “Jack London” – Since 1990 – Over 100 references – already in Harvard format for quick and easy Research! Table of Contents groups all the works. 100% text for text-to-speech eBook readers Works in this Collection: The Novels • The Star-Rover • Before Adam • The Scarlet Plague Short Stories • The Rejuvenation Of Major Rathbone • The Man With The Gash • A Relic Of The Pliocene • The Shadow And The Flash • Planchette • The Iron Heel • A Curious Fragment • Goliah • When The World Was Young • The Unparalleled Invasion • The Strength Of The Strong • The Red One PLUS!! Special features for the Jack London enthusiast: • Fan Guide to Movies and TV programs inspired by Jack London’s works • Links to free, full-length audio recordings of the London’s major works

Anticipations

Prediction , Programme and Fantasy in Jack London ' s The Iron Heel TONY
BARLEY Citing the strain of socialist - influenced , speculative writing produced
in Britain and the USA between the late 1880s and the 1920s , the entry under ...

Author: David Seed

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 0815626320

Category: Literary Criticism

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This volume of essays examines early, primarily nineteenth-century, examples of science fiction. The essays focus particularly on how this fiction engages with such contemporary issues as exploration, the development of science and social planning. Several of the writers discussed (Mary Shelley, Poe, Verne, Wells) have been proposed by literary historians as the founders of science fiction. The aim in these essays, however, is not to privilege one individual, but rather to look at the gradual convergence of a number of different genres and at the process of continuing influence of one writer on his/her successor. The collection strikes a balance between a discussion of the established names within the field and less well known works such as Symzonia and The Battle of Dorking. The volume concludes with a consideration of the utopias and dystopias of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Journal of the Royal United Service Institution

The usual way in which iron heels wear is this . ... After a time the heel gets worn
down on the outside — it gets lopsided all owing to bad construction . ... Nature
does not object to the iron heel , provided it follows the curve of the living heel .

Author: Royal United Service Institution

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The Novels of Jack London

ing notes for The Iron Heel in mid - August and began composition on August 25 .
The novel was completed in early December . 9 Jack London Reports , ed . King
Hendricks and Irving Shepard ( New York : Doubleday , 1970 ) , pp . 352 , 357 .

Author: Charles N. Watson

Publisher: Madison, Wisc. : University of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: UOM:39015005373637

Category: Fiction

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Critically examines nine of Jack London's novels including "A daughter of the snows", "The call of the wild", and "White Fang".

The Gladiator

He wished it happened more often. All the same, the class itself wasn't that
exciting. Right now, they were going through Jack London's The Iron Heel.
Gianfranco had read The Call of the Wild and “To Build a Fire” in translation the
year before.

Author: Harry Turtledove

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 9781429965651

Category: Fiction

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In Harry Turtledove's The Gladiator, the Soviet Union won the Cold War. The Russians were a little smarter than they were in our own world, and the United States was a little dumber and a lot less resolute. Now, more than a century later, the world's gone Communist, and capitalism is a bad word. For Gianfranco and his friend Annarita, a couple of teenagers growing up in Milan, life in a heavily regimented, surveillance-rich command economy is just plain dreary. The eventual withering-away of the state doesn't look like it's going to happen anytime soon. Annarita's a hard-working student and a member of the Young Socialists' League. Gianfranco is a lot less motivated--but on the other hand, his father's a Party apparatchik. The biggest excitement in their lives is a wargame shop called The Gladiator, which runs tournaments, and stocks marvelous complex games you can't find anywhere else. Then, abruptly, the shop is shut down. Someone's figured out that The Gladiator's games are teaching counterrevolutionary capitalist principles. The Security Police are searching high and low for the shop's proprietors, who've not only vanished into thin air, but have left behind sets of fingerprints that aren't in the records of any government on earth. Only one staffer is left: Gianfranco and Annarita's friend Eduardo. He's on the run, and he comes to them in secret with an astonishing story: he's a time trader from our own timeline, accidentally left behind when the store was evacuated. The only way Eduardo can get home to his own timeline is if Gianfranco and Annarita can help him reach one of the other time trader sites in this world--and the Security Police will be on their tails all the way there. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.