Revolution, and other Essays

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(4.9 stars; 13 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.