The Iron Heel by Jack London [TRADE PAPERBACK] 2006 • Penguin Classics
The Iron Heel by Jack London with an Introduction by Jonathan Auerbach
TRADE PAPERBACK  PENGUIN CLASSICS
Penguin black label edition of Jack London's often overlooked proto-dystopian novel.
Book is in very good condition. Some mild shelf wear to cover. Reads good as new with a hint of tanning.
Generally considered to be "the earliest of the modern Dystopian Novels," 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.