Presents the story of Martin Eden, an impoverished seaman who pursues, obsessively and aggressively, dreams of education and literary fame. This title also discusses the conflict between London's support of socialism and Martin's powerful self-will.
Jack London (1876-1916) was born John Chaney in Pennsylvania, USA. In 1896 he was caught up in the gold rush to the Klondike river in north-west Canada, which became the inspiration for The Call of the Wild (1903) and White Fang (1906). Jack London became one of the most widely read writers in the world.