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March 13 , 2009

Martin Eden


Living in Oakland at the dawn of the 20th century, Martin Eden struggles to rise far above his destitute proletarian circumstances through an intense and passionate pursuit of self-education in order to achieve a coveted place among the literary elite. The main driving force behind Martin Eden's efforts is his love for Ruth Morse. Because Eden is a rough, uneducated sailor from a working class background, and the Morses are a bourgeois family, a union between them would be impossible until he reaches their level of wealth and perceived cultural, intellectual refinement. Just before the literary establishment discovers Eden’s talents as a writer and lavishes him with the fame and fortune that he had incessantly promised Ruth (for the last two years) would come, she loses her patience and rejects him in a wistful letter: "if only you had settled down...and attempted to make something of yourself."...

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Jack London (January 12, 1876 – November 22, 1916; born John Griffith Chaney) is a famous American author. Also, he was journalist and social activist. He had a difficult life and he wrote a lot of novels, short stories, and plays and poems yet. His works were published and translated into many languages at the whole world.  “Stories of…

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