by Jack London
Publisher: Feedbooks 1909
Martin Eden (1909) is a novel by American author Jack London, about a struggling young writer. 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.
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by William Dean Howells
Utopian Classic! Aristides Homos writes a series of letters home to his friend Cyril. Homos is now located in the densely urban environment of NY, where he confronts the contrasts between America and his own pastoral and agrarian Utopianism.
by Andreas Latzko - ManyBooks
An Austrian officer pictures war as a sickening horror and an exploitation of the poor. Its sordidness being entirely unrelieved by any ideal of patriotism, it may tend to leave an impression of the utter unjustifiability of either side of the war.
by Upton Sinclair - Grosset & Dunlap
A vivid portrait of life and death in a turn-of-the-century American meat-packing factory. A grim indictment that led to government regulations of the food industry, The Jungle is Sinclair's contribution to literature and social reform.
by Kate Chopin - H. S. Stone & company
The Awakening is a short novel by Kate Chopin, first published in 1899. It so disturbed critics and the public that it was banished for decades afterward. This brief novel is widely considered to be a proto-feminist precursor to American modernism.