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Andi Dumitrescu (Musician, Film Maker)

I chose my favorite book with emotion and it’s Martin Eden, probably because it reminds me of my adolescence.

Kyrylo Taranenko (Head of Marketing/Y-Productive)

I read it when I was thirteen or so. The novel tells a dramatic story about the illiterate sailor, who fell in love with a high-society lady. The protagonist puts a lot of efforts into self-education and hard work to meet her expectations… Sounds romantic, but the plot goes behind the casual love story. This book made me fond of self-education and an even bigger fan of reading.

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The semiautobiographical Martin Eden is the most vital and original character Jack London ever created. Set 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.

Andrew Sinclair's wide-ranging introduction discusses the conflict between London's support of socialism and his powerful self-will. Sinclair also explores the parallels and divergences between the life of Martin Eden and that of his creator, focusing on London's mental depressions and how they affected his depiction of Eden

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