Jack London is a masterful storyteller. London spent some time living in the poorer areas of London, sleeping in workhouses and often living on the streets. This experience encouraged him to create this story. In this 1903 novel he tells the plight of the East End London poor at the end of the 1800?s. The Industrial revolution has made the hardships for the lower classes insurmountable.London, Jack is the author of 'The People of the Abyss', published 2007 under ISBN 9781604243239 and ISBN 1604243236.