'Martin Eden' by Jack London
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This paper takes a look at the life of Jack London, an extremely successful author who has been described as one of the best selling America writers in the world during the early 20th century. The paper discusses how London possessed an uncanny understanding of nature and the confrontation between nature and man. The paper then reviews London's book, 'Martin Eden'.
From the Paper:"There are two aspects that fascinate about this novel. The first is that through the main character we encounter London's own internal struggle as an artist and writer living in the bourgeoisie society of the time. There is throughout the novel a thread of tension between the need for acceptance and the desire to be recognized as an individual without the restraints of convention and norms. This psychological dilemma is also a reflection of sociological aspects in the view that it provides of the class division and struggle in the early twentieth century. Some of the most important and poignant parts of the book is where Martin Eden sees through the hypocrisy of the norms and conventions of the world when he is lauded for the very works that were initially rejected by the publishers. He becomes aware of the falsity and emptiness of social acclaim and success."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Auerbach, Jonathan. Male Call: Becoming Jack London. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1996. Questia. 2 Oct. 2006 <http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=23042265>.
- Hedrick, Joan D. Solitary Comrade, Jack London and His Work. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1982. Questia. 2 Oct. 2006 <http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=104462876>.
- Jack London. 2 Oct. 2006. < http://www.readprint.com/author-58/Jack-London>
- London, Jack. Martin Eden. New York: Review of Reviews, 1908. Questia. 2 Oct. 2006 <http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=93833137>.
- Practical Moral Philosophy for Lawyers. 2 Oct. 2006http://www.wvu.edu/~lawfac/jelkins/imagine/story_martineden.html
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