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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
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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
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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,... More > 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.< Less
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John Griffith "Jack" London (born John Griffith Chaney, January 12, 1876 – November 22, 1916) was an American author, journalist, and social activist. He was a pioneer in the... More > then-burgeoning world of commercial magazine fiction and was one of the first fiction writers to obtain worldwide celebrity and a large fortune from his fiction alone.He is best remembered as the author of The Call of the Wild and White Fang, both set in the Klondike Gold Rush, as well as the short stories "To Build a Fire", "An Odyssey of the North", and "Love of Life". He also wrote of the South Pacific in such stories as "The Pearls of Parlay" and "The Heathen", and of the San Francisco Bay area in The Sea Wolf. London was a passionate advocate of unionization, socialism, and the rights of workers and wrote several powerful works dealing with these topics such as his dystopian novel The Iron Heel, his non-fiction exposé The People of the Abyss, and The War of the Classes. -wikipedia< Less
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I was raised in a village near Nottingham and after leaving school I worked in the building trade for forty years. This is an account of my life and some of the incidents that occurred then and in... More > later years. It gives an insight into how the building trade was in past before Health and Safety and Political Correctness kicked in.< Less
Life Before Eden
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If the story of Creation were a morality play, staged for the edification of all those who followed, what might the protagonists have been doing just before it started? Herein, a peek backstage.
Greatest Works of Jack London: The Call of the Wild, The Sea-Wolf, White Fang, The Iron Heel, Martin Eden, The Valley of the Moon, The Star Rover & Complete Novels
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Jack London (1876–1916) was an American author, journalist, and social activist. He was a pioneer in the world of commercial magazine fiction and was one of the first writers to obtain... More > worldwide celebrity and a large fortune from his fiction works. His most famous novels are "The Call of the Wild", "White Fang", "The Sea-Wolf", and "The Iron Heel", a dystopian novel, generally considered to be "the earliest of the modern Dystopian", it chronicles the rise of an oligarchic tyranny in the United States. Is cited by George Orwell's biographer Michael Shelden as having influenced Nineteen Eighty-Four. This collection, contains his complete novels, in their original editions: The Cruise of the Dazzler (1902), A Daughter of the Snows (1902), The Call of the Wild (1903), The Sea-Wolf (1904), The Game (1905), White Fang (1906), Before Adam (1907), The Iron Heel (1908), Martin Eden (1909), Burning Daylight (1910), Adventure (1911), The Scarlet Plague (1912), A Son of the Sun (1912), The Valley of the Moon (1913), etc.< Less
Torah Gematria of the Set-Apart Spirit: Into the Garden of Eden
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