Martin Eden by Jack London

Martin Eden

byJack London

Kobo ebook | September 25, 2015

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Living in Oakland at the beginning of the 20th century, Martin Eden struggles to rise above his destitute, proletarian circumstances through an intense and passionate pursuit of self-education, hoping to achieve a place among the literary elite. His principal motivation is his love for Ruth Morse. Because Eden is a rough, uneducated sailor from a working-class background and the Morses are a bourgeois family, a union between them would be impossible unless and until he reached their level of wealth and refinement.
Eden represents writers' frustration with publishers by speculating that when he mails off a manuscript, a "cunning arrangement of cogs" immediately puts it in a new envelope and returns it automatically with a rejection slip. The central theme of Eden's developing artistic sensibilities places the novel in the tradition of the Künstlerroman, in which is narrated the formation and development of an artist.

Title:Martin EdenFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:September 25, 2015Publisher:Jack LondonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:8893154293

ISBN - 13:9788893154291

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