Martin Eden (Hardcover)

Author: London, Jack

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Many consider "Martin Eden" to be Jack London's autobiography: this novel is the story of a man who dreams of being a writer of literary fame and he is successful. It shows London's inner conflict of his own incredible self-will.


Publisher Wildside Press
Mfg Part# 9781434487179
SKU 205826249
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1434487172
Release Date 10/1/2007
Author Info
Jack London
John Griffith London came from a poor family and, as a boy, dropped out of school to sell newspapers and do odd jobs to survive. His father deserted the family and refused to acknowledge London as his son. The boy went to sea, was a gold miner in the Klondike, and worked as a war correspondent; he was also jailed for vagrancy, a traumatic experience that reinforced his deep distrust of the capitalist system and his embrace of socialism. London's fiction is imbued with the rugged living he experienced. During his prolific career, he wrote over 50 books: short stories, novels, and other works. Although enormously successful, London eventually went into debt, and was plagued by personal demons, including alcoholism. He suffered from kidney disease and died at the age of 40 of a morphine overdose that was probably intentional.
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0384
Publisher Wildside Press
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