Revolution, and other Essays

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(4.9 stars; 15 reviews)

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)


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


interesting stuff

(5 stars)

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.


(5 stars)

His books are intense, having dealt with difficult and harrowing subject matter.