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The Scarlet Plague

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The Scarlet Plague

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Author: Jack London
Publisher: HiLoBooks, 2012
Macmillan Publishing, 1915

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Book Type: Novelette
Genre: Science-Fiction
Sub-Genre Tags: Apocalyptic/Post-Apocalyptic
Human Development
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Outside the ruins of San Francisco, a former UC Berkeley professor recounts the chilling sequence of events -- a gruesome pandemic which killed nearly every living soul on the planet, in a matter of days -- which led to his current lowly state. Modern civilization has fallen, and a new race of barbarians, descended from the world's brutalized workers, has assumed power. Over the space of a few decades, all learning has been lost.

The catastrophe happens in 2013; 2012 marks the centennial of the novel's first publication as a serial in London Magazine.


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