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Old 11-10-2017, 06:23 PM   #198
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Arrow The People of the Abyss

Jack London..

Dorset Street in London's notorious Whitechapel district..

There had been several previous accounts of slum conditions in England, most notably The Condition of the Working Class in England in 1844 by Friedrich Engels.. However, most of these were based on secondhand sources.. Jack London's account was based on the firsthand experience of the writer, and proved to be more popular..George Orwell was inspired by The People of the Abyss, which he read in his teens, and in the 1930s he began disguising himself as a derelict and made tramping expeditions into the poor section of London himself, in emulation of Jack London..The influence of The People of the Abyss can be seen in Down and Out in Paris and London and The Road to Wigan Pier...The conditions he experienced and wrote about were the same as those endured by an estimated 500,000 of the contemporary London poor..Jack London's mother, Flora Wellman, was the 5th and youngest child of Pennsylvania Canal builder Marshall Wellman and his first wife, Eleanor Garrett Jones.. Marshall Wellman was descended from Thomas Wellman, an early Puritan settler in the Massachusetts Bay Colony..Flora worked as a music teacher and spiritualist, claiming to channel the spirit of a Sauk chief, Black Hawk..In Thelemic mysticism, the Abyss is the great gulf or void between the phenomenal world of manifestation and its noumenal source..Crowley's description of his own “crossing of the Abyss” is recorded in his book The Vision and the Voice... who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster..Sometimes I try to leave my narrow path and join the swirling mainstream of life, but I always find myself drawn inexorably back towards the chasm's edge, and there I shall walk until the day I finally fall into the abyss...
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