Martin Eden, Jack London's semiautobiographical novel, is about a struggling young writer. It is considered by many to be the author's most mature work. Personifying London's own dreams of education and literary fame as a young man in San Francisco, Martin Eden's impassioned but ultimately ineffective battle to overcome his bleak circumstances makes him one of the most memorable and poignant characters Jack London ever created.
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"The best of Jack London"
Yes, it is an insight into Jack London's inner self and well worth reading or listening to more than once.
Very well read.
"The ultimate end of all secular materialism"
As an eccentric career artist, and also having an MLA in Philosophy, I identified greatly with the character of Martin Eden.
So often, the dogma of the cynic, pretending to his integrity, but unable to bring its own end about, and shrinking under the potency thereof, will undulate upon convictions; ever learning, but never actually learning.
Martin is the fruit of philosophy--- which, has never once, given a single man the smallest part of what it dissimulated in its offerings.
I see a deep Truth in this story.
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