Love, Frustrations, Adolescent Gang Fights, and an Endless Struggle for Artistic Recognition: Jack London’s Martin Eden
When Martin Eden, a young struggling sailor from a working-class background, falls in love with Ruth Morse, a young member of the wealthy Morses family, he decides to rise above his circumstances, become a writer, and achieve a place among the literary elite. He then embarks on a fervent and determined pursuit of self-education.
This journey will prove to be a difficult one for Martin and Ruth. They know a union between them would be impossible unless and until he reached the level of wealth and refinement of the Morses family.
And with the clock ticking down, he’s desperately trying to attain the favor of the publishers, but it all seems like he’s hitting one dead end after the other.
And after two years, Ruth is starting to reconsider her decision to wait for him.
Is it finally time to let Martin Eden know how she feels?
Captivating from the very start, American author Jack London delivers a combination of addictive storytelling and emotionally intense scenes that will keep you listening all the way to its jaw-dropping end.