"The Road" is a 1907 autobiographical memoir by American writer Jack London. Within it, London recounts his experience of being homeless during the 1890 depression in the United States. He tells of his having to hop freight trains, beg to survive, his various run-ins with the police, and much more in an interesting and insightful account of life during an economic depression. This volume will appeal to those with an interest in the depression of the late nineteenth century, and it is not to be missed by fans and collectors of London's seminal work. John Griffith London (1876 - 1916), commonly known as Jack London, was an American journalist, social activist, and novelist. He was an early pioneer of commercial magazine fiction, becoming one of the first globally-famous celebrity writers who were able to earn a large amount of money from their writing. London is famous for his contributions to early science fiction and also notably belonged to "The Crowd", a literary group an Francisco known for its radical members and ideas. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.