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In the Footsteps of Jack London

Born in January 1876, adventurer, journalist, and prolific author, Jack London, visited the city which bears his surname in the summer of 1902. Posing as a homeless sailor he immersed himself into London's shameful underbelly of poverty and inequality, at a time when huge amounts of public money

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In the Footsteps of Jack London
In the Footsteps of Jack London

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27 Jan 2024, 12:00 – 13:30

London, Waterloo Rd, London SE1 8TY, UK

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Born in January 1876, adventurer, journalist, and prolific author, Jack London, visited the city which bears his surname in the summer of 1902. Posing as a homeless sailor he immersed himself into London's shameful underbelly of poverty and inequality, at a time when huge amounts of public money were being spent on the impending coronation of King Edward VII. A year later his vivid first hand experiences amongst the poor and destitute were published in Britain in his seminal social study 'The People of the Abyss'.

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