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The Iron Heel

The Iron Heel is a dystopian novel by American writer Jack London, first published in 1908.

Generally considered to be «the earliest of the modern Dystopian», it chronicles the rise of an oligarchic tyranny in the United States. It is arguably the novel in which Jack London's socialist views are most explicitly on display. A forerunner of soft science fiction novels and stories of the 1960s and '70s, the book stresses future changes in society and politics while paying much less attention to technological changes.
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    b5825192143has quoted7 months ago
    I was able to take a calm interest. Death meant nothing, life meant nothing. I was an interested spectator of events, and, sometimes swept on by the rush, was myself a curious participant.
    b5825192143has quoted7 months ago
    the put-a-put, put-a-put of rifles
    b5825192143has quoted7 months ago
    rushing stream of human lava

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