Martin Eden by Jack London

The novel follows the life of a poor, self-educated sailor who becomes a successful writer. The protagonist struggles to rise above his social class, driven by his love for a refined, upper-class woman. His journey leads him through various experiences, from physical labor to intellectual pursuits, highlighting the challenges of social mobility and the disillusionment that often accompanies success. Despite achieving his dreams, he becomes disenchanted with the very society he sought to join, leading to a tragic end.

The 892nd greatest book of all time


Published
1909
Nationality
American
Type
Fiction
Pages
400-500
Words
119,000
Original Language
English

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