Jack London writes passionately and prolifically about human beings' struggle to survive. His writing appeals not to the few, but to millions of people all around the world. In this collection, readers are invited to read a series of sad stories. The One Thousand Dozen tells of a nobody who takes a great effort to seek fortune, but in vain; The House of Mapuhi attempts to arouse people's sympathy for the aboriginal Americans severely exploited and oppressed by the white; Too Much Gold reproduces the painful gold rush of the 19th century. All three gives a vivid description of the American misfortunes.
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