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Martin Eden By Jack London

Martin Eden by Jack London

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Summary

Presents the story of Martin Eden, an impoverished seaman who pursues, obsessively and aggressively, dreams of education and literary fame. This title also discusses the conflict between London's support of socialism and Martin's powerful self-will.

Martin Eden Summary

Martin Eden by Jack London

The semiautobiographical Martin Eden is the most vital and original character Jack London ever created. Set in San Francisco, this is the story of Martin Eden, an impoverished seaman who pursues, obsessively and aggressively, dreams of education and literary fame. London, dissatisfied with the rewards of his own success, intended Martin Eden as an attack on individualism and a criticism of ambition; however, much of its status as a classic has been conferred by admirers of its ambitious protagonist. Andrew Sinclair's wide-ranging introduction discusses the conflict between London's support of socialism and his powerful self-will. Sinclair also explores the parallels and divergences between the life of Martin Eden and that of his creator, focusing on London's mental depressions and how they affected his depiction of Eden.

Martin Eden Reviews

"Martin Eden is assuredly one of Jack London's greatest works."--Upton Sinclair

About Jack London

Jack London (1876-1916) was born John Chaney in Pennsylvania, USA. In 1896 he was caught up in the gold rush to the Klondike river in north-west Canada, which became the inspiration for The Call of the Wild (1903) and White Fang (1906). Jack London became one of the most widely read writers in the world.

Additional information

GOR002037910
Martin Eden by Jack London
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
1994-08-25
480
0140187723
9780140187724
N/A
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