laborer who becomes a famous writer. [Am. Lit.: Martin Eden]
attains success as a writer but loses desire to live when isolated from former friends and disenchanted with new ones. [Am. Lit.: Martin Eden]
disgusted by society snobbery, he drowns him-self. [Am. Lit: Martin Eden]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.