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Martin Eden

Jack London

Martin Eden (1909) is a novel by American author Jack London, about a struggling young writer. It was first serialized in the Pacific Monthly magazine from September 1908 to September 1909, and subsequently published in book form by The Macmillan Company in September 1909. This book is a favorite among writers, who relate to Martin Eden's speculation that when he mailed off a manuscript, 'there was no human editor at the other end, but a mere cunning arrangement of cogs that changed the manuscript from one envelope to another and stuck on the stamps,' returning it automatically with a rejection slip. While some readers believe there is some resemblance between them, an important difference between Jack London and Martin Eden is that Martin Eden rejects socialism (attacking it as 'slave morality'), and relies on a Nietzschean individualism. In a note to Upton Sinclair, Jack London wrote, "One of my motifs, in this book, was an attack on individualism (in the person of the hero). I must have bungled, for not a single reviewer has discovered it." (Introduction by Wikipedia)

Martin Eden (1909) is a novel by American author Jack London, about a struggling young writer. It was first serialized in the Pacific Monthly magazine from September 1908 to September 1909, and subsequently published in book form by The Macmillan Company in September 1909. This book is a favorite among writers, who relate to Martin Eden's speculation that when he mailed off a manuscript, 'there was no human editor at the other end, but a mere cunning arrangement of cogs that changed the manuscript from one envelope to another and stuck on the stamps,' returning it automatically with a rejection slip. While some readers believe there is some resemblance between them, an important difference between Jack London and Martin Eden is that Martin Eden rejects socialism (attacking it as 'slave morality'), and relies on a Nietzschean individualism. In a note to Upton Sinclair, Jack London wrote, "One of my motifs, in this book, was an attack on individualism (in the person of the hero). I must have bungled, for not a single reviewer has discovered it." (Introduction by Wikipedia)
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Fiction

Description:

Martin Eden (1909) is a novel by American author Jack London, about a struggling young writer. It was first serialized in the Pacific Monthly magazine from September 1908 to September 1909, and subsequently published in book form by The Macmillan Company in September 1909. This book is a favorite among writers, who relate to Martin Eden's speculation that when he mailed off a manuscript, 'there was no human editor at the other end, but a mere cunning arrangement of cogs that changed the manuscript from one envelope to another and stuck on the stamps,' returning it automatically with a rejection slip. While some readers believe there is some resemblance between them, an important difference between Jack London and Martin Eden is that Martin Eden rejects socialism (attacking it as 'slave morality'), and relies on a Nietzschean individualism. In a note to Upton Sinclair, Jack London wrote, "One of my motifs, in this book, was an attack on individualism (in the person of the hero). I must have bungled, for not a single reviewer has discovered it." (Introduction by Wikipedia)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

14h 49m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

27:51


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

26:15


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

17:34


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

12:22


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

13:45


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

18:36


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

25:23


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

20:02


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

21:19


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

14:19


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

17:28


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

11:47


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

24:22


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

29:16


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

20:18


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

18:04


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

16:13


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

09:56


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

16:51


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

17:48


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

14:36


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

15:46


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

14:02


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

20:50


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

23:49


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

26:24


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

32:54


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

15:05


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

26:55


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

20:09


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

21:26


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

12:56


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

14:28


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

14:38


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

11:21


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

18:38


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

21:55


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

11:11


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

17:11


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

15:43


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

16:05


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

23:00


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

22:57


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

18:35


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

31:51


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

27:06