Martin Eden, Jack London’s semiautobiographical novel,
is about a struggling young writer from a destitute, working-class background.
It is considered by many to be the author’s most mature work and has gone on to
inspire an entire generation of struggling writers. Personifying London’s own
dreams of education and literary fame as a young man in San Francisco, Martin
Eden’s impassioned but ultimately ineffective battle to overcome his bleak
circumstances and win the hand of the wealthy Ruth Morse makes him one of the most
memorable and poignant characters Jack London ever created. Download and start listening now!