Published in 1909 by MacMillan, Martin Eden is one of London's few novels that strays outside his normal settings. The eponymous character is a self-educated writer with strong Nietzchean tendencies,... More > striving for the individual not the masses – in opposition to London's socialist views – who in time loses his fiancé through lack of success.
When it does arrive and he gets his work published Eden, has long since lost any sympathy for his audience and his working class of which he was formally a part. But in losing these sympathies and in spurning his former fiancé who tried to win him back, Eden realises his achievements have been hollow and he decides instead to go back to the seas as the sailor he once was.< Less
Alexandre Dumas, (24 July 1802 – 5 December 1870)was a French writer, best known for his historical novels of high adventure which have made him one of the most widely read French authors in... More > the world. Many of his novels, including The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers, Twenty Years After, and The Vicomte de Bragelonne were originally serialized. He also wrote plays and magazine articles and was a prolific correspondent. Born in poverty, Dumas was the grandson of a French nobleman and a Haitian slave.< Less
Martin Eden is a (1909) novel by American author Jack London about a young proletarian autodidact struggling to become a writer. It was first serialized in the Pacific Monthly magazine from September... More > 1908 to September 1909 and published in book form by Macmillan in September 1909.
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.
Living in Oakland at the beginning of the 20th century, Martin Eden struggles to rise. His principal motivation is his love for Ruth Morse. Because Eden is a rough, uneducated sailor from a working-class background and the Morses a bourgeois family, a union between them would be impossible until...< Less
this book is a book of my son martin's drawing martin suffers from aspergers a form of autisim martin is obsessed with car and the american cartoon family guy these are just some of the drawing he... More > has done he also took some pictures of
every day objects and pasted the characters into the picture< Less
Martin, surgeon on the tournament circuit at the end of the twelth century becomes surgeon to the leaders of the Fourth Crusade which was diverted by the Doge of Venice away from their intention of... More > taking Jerusalem from the Muslims to taking Constantinople from other Christians. Apalled at what has been done, Martin seeks to make amends.< Less