1905. American writer (real name John Griffith London) grew up in poverty, earning a living through various legal and illegal means. He was a sailor and took part in the Klondike gold rush. "The Call of the Wild", the classic story of sled-dog Buck brought him instant celebrity and established his readership to this day. Self-educated, London was heavily influenced by the works of Darwin, Marx, and Nietzsche. This, along with his earlier experiences converted him to socialism as he explains in this volume. Contents: The Class Struggle; The Tramp; The Scab; The Question of the Maximum; A Review; Wanted: A New Law of Development; and How I Became a Socialist. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.