BeschreibungSet in San Francisco, this is the story of Martin Eden, an impoverished seaman who pursues, obsessively and aggressively, dreams of education and literary fame. London, dissatisfied with the rewards of his own success, intended Martin Eden as an attack on individualism and a criticism of ambition; however, much of its status as a classic has been conferred by admirers of its ambitious protagonist.
PortraitJack 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.
Untertitel: 'Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics'. New ed. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Penguin Books Ltd (UK)
Erscheinungsdatum: August 1994
Seitenanzahl: 480 Seiten