„Martin Eden” is one of the most famous novels of the famous American writer Jack London. The novel is largely autobiographical – the writer, like his hero, emerged from the bottom of society and achieved outstanding success in literature exclusively by his own efforts. Martin Eden, who comes from the very bottom of the social ladder of American society at the beginning of the 20th century, falls in love with a young girl, Ruth, who belongs to the bourgeois class. Seeing in her the exact opposite of the base dirt and rudeness that surrounded him from birth, Martin somewhat idealizes her image and from that moment, the only goal in his life is to become worthy of her hand. To do this, not sparing literally a minute, he begins to transform himself from an illiterate sailor into a man who looked no worse than the middle class.