East of Eden

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ISBN: 9780141923505
Release Date: 2000-09-07
Number of pages: 640
Author: John Steinbeck
Publisher: Penguin UK

Download and read online East of Eden in PDF and EPUB Set in the rich farmland of the Salinas Valley, California, this powerful, often brutal novel, follows the interwined destinies of two families - the Trasks and the Hamiltons - whose generations hopelessly re-enact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel. Here Steinbeck created some of his most memorable characters and explored his most enduring themes: the mystery of indentity; the inexplicability of love, and the murderous consequences of love's absence. Contains an introduction by David Wyatt, as well as suggestions for further reading of acclaimed criticisms and references.


Journal of a Novel

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ISBN: 9780141923031
Release Date: 2001-07-05
Number of pages: 192
Author: John Steinbeck
Publisher: Penguin UK

Download and read online Journal of a Novel in PDF and EPUB This collection of letters forms a fascinating day-by-day account of Steinbeck's writing of EAST OF EDEN, his longest and most ambitious novel. The letters, ranging over many subjects - textual discussion, trial flights of workmanship, family matters - provide an illuminating perspective on Steinbeck, the creative genius, and a private glimpse of Steinbeck, the man.


The Portable Steinbeck

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ISBN: 9780143106975
Release Date: 2012
Number of pages: 579
Author: John Steinbeck
Publisher: Penguin Classics

Download and read online The Portable Steinbeck in PDF and EPUB Collects a variety of the writings of Steinbeck, including selections from all his major works and his Nobel Prize acceptance speech.


Sweet Thursday

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ISBN: 1440635498
Release Date: 2008-07-29
Number of pages: 288
Author: John Steinbeck
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online Sweet Thursday in PDF and EPUB In Monterey, on the California coast, Sweet Thursday is what they call the day after Lousy Wednesday, which is one of those days that are just naturally bad. Returning to the scene of Cannery Row—the weedy lots and junk heaps and flophouses of Monterey, John Steinbeck once more brings to life the denizens of a netherworld of laughter and tears—from Doc, based on Steinbeck’s lifelong friend Ed Ricketts, to Fauna, new headmistress of the local brothel, to Hazel, a bum whose mother must have wanted a daughter. This Penguin Classics edition features an introduction and notes by Robert DeMott. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.


Working Days

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ISBN: 9781440674525
Release Date: 1990-12-01
Number of pages: 240
Author: John Steinbeck
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online Working Days in PDF and EPUB John Steinbeck wrote The Grapes of Wrath during an astonishing burst of activity between June and October of 1938. Throughout the time he was creating his greatest work, Steinbeck faithfully kept a journal revealing his arduous journey toward its completion. The journal, like the novel it chronicles, tells a tale of dramatic proportions—of dogged determination and inspiration, yet also of paranoia, self-doubt, and obstacles. It records in intimate detail the conception and genesis of The Grapes of Wrath and its huge though controversial success. It is a unique and penetrating portrait of an emblematic American writer creating an essential American masterpiece.


The Bible in Motion

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ISBN: 9781614513261
Release Date: 2016-09-12
Number of pages: 956
Author: Rhonda Burnette-Bletsch
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

Download and read online The Bible in Motion in PDF and EPUB This two-part volume contains a comprehensive collection of essays by well-known scholars focusing on the reception of the Bible in world cinema. It explores selected biblical characters and themes, directors whose work addresses biblical texts and motifs, particular interpretive lenses, a wide array of film genres, and a variety of world cinemas. It is intended for scholars of the Bible, religion, and film as well as for a general audience.


Cannery Row

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ISBN: 0140187375
Release Date: 1945
Number of pages: 185
Author: John Steinbeck
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online Cannery Row in PDF and EPUB Vividly depicts the colorful, sometimes disreputable, inhabitants of a run-down area in Monterey, California


Five Fires

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ISBN: 9780195127416
Release Date: 1997
Number of pages: 288
Author: David Wyatt
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

Download and read online Five Fires in PDF and EPUB In this wholly original study, David Wyatt uses the metaphor of fire to tell the story of California. Wyatt focuses this catastrophic history of his native state on five events of social combustion and tangible fire that swept through California, altering its physical and political landscape and the way both were represented in art and literature. Wyatt begins with the accidental importation and spread of the wild oat in the 1770s, a process that had its human parallel in the Spanish invaders. He then explores the impact of four other significant events: the Gold Rush, the 1906 earthquake and fire, the post-World War II defense-industry boom, and the fire of race that erupted in Watts in 1965. This fifth fire, which flared throughout the Chinese and Mexican immigration experiences and the internment of Japanese Americans in World War II, has been at the core of California's history, Wyatt argues. From the journals of a Gold Camp mineress to Amy Tan's novels, from Ansel Adams's photography to Roman Polanski's films, Wyatt brings into dialogue a wide range of powerful, moving voices.


Tortilla Flat

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ISBN: 9780141190655
Release Date: 2000-09-07
Number of pages: 192
Author: John Steinbeck
Publisher: Penguin UK

Download and read online Tortilla Flat in PDF and EPUB Steinbeck's first major critical and commercial success, TORTILLA FLAT is also his funniest novel. Danny is a paisano, descended from the original Spanish settlers who arrived in Monterey, California, centuries before. He values friendship abovemoney and possessions, so that when he suddently inherits two houses, Danny is quick to offer shelter to his fellow gentlemen of the road. Their love of freedom and scorn for material things draw them into daring and often hilarious adventures. Until Danny, tiring of his new reponsibilities, suddenly disappears...


Steinbeck s Typewriter

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105018356670
Release Date: 1996
Number of pages: 353
Author: Robert J. DeMott
Publisher: Whitston Publishing Company

Download and read online Steinbeck s Typewriter in PDF and EPUB "With this book DeMott (Ohio Univ.), the preeminent scholar among the second generation of Steinbeck critics, completes a trilogy he announced years ago would be his final words on his subject. . . . . With a bibliography of relevant volumes alongside, this is a conspicuously necessary addition to any serious collection. The annotation alone is worth a night's reading."Choice


The Winter of Our Discontent

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ISBN: 0140187537
Release Date: 1996
Number of pages: 276
Author: John Steinbeck
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online The Winter of Our Discontent in PDF and EPUB A New Englander learns the bitter lesson that it is not possible to be a little dishonest


Novels 1942 1952

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ISBN: UOM:39015054281301
Release Date: 2001
Number of pages: 983
Author: John Steinbeck
Publisher:

Download and read online Novels 1942 1952 in PDF and EPUB This third volume in The Library of America's authoritative edition of John Steinbeck's writings shows one of America's most enduring popular writers continuing restlessly to explore new subject matter and new approaches to storytelling. The Moon Is Down (1942), set in an unnamed Scandinavian country under German occupation, dramatizes the transformation of ordinary life under totalitarian rule and the underground struggle against the Nazi invaders. In Cannery Row (1945) Steinbeck paid tribute to his closest friend, the marine biologist Ed Ricketts, in the central character of Doc, proprietor of the Western Biological Laboratory and spiritual and financial mainstay of a cast of philosophical drifters and hangers-on. The comic and bawdy evocation of the main street of Monterey's sardine-canning district has made this one of the most popular of all Steinbeck's novels. Steinbeck's long involvement with Mexican culture is distilled in The Pearl (1947). Expanding on an anecdote he had heard about a boy who found a pearl of unusual size, Steinbeck turned it into an allegory of the corrupting influence of sudden wealth. The Pearl appears here with the original illustrations by José Clemente Orozco. Ambitious in scale and original in structure, East of Eden (1952) recounts the violent and emotionally turbulent history of a Salinas Valley family through several generations. Drawing on Biblical parallels, East of Eden is an epic that explores the writer's deepest and most anguished concerns within a landscape that for him had mythic resonance.


The Red Pony

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ISBN: 9781101199336
Release Date: 1993-02-01
Number of pages: 112
Author: John Steinbeck
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online The Red Pony in PDF and EPUB Raised on a ranch in northern California, Jody is well-schooled in the hard work and demands of a rancher's life. He is used to the way of horses, too; but nothing has prepared him for the special connection he will forge with Gabilan, the hot-tempered pony his father gives him. With Billy Buck, the hired hand, Jody tends and trains his horse, restlessly anticipating the moment he will sit high upon Gabilan's saddle. But when Gabilan falls ill, Jody discovers there are still lessons he must learn about the ways of nature and, particularly, the ways of man.


Steinbeck Quarterly

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105020582404
Release Date: 1993
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Once There Was a War

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ISBN: 9781440633997
Release Date: 2007-08-28
Number of pages: 208
Author: John Steinbeck
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online Once There Was a War in PDF and EPUB “Age can never dull this kind of writing,” writes the Chicago Tribune of John Steinbeck’s dispatches from World War II, filed for the New York Herald Tribune in 1943, which vividly captured the human side of war. Writing from England in the midst of the London blitz, North Africa, and Italy, Steinbeck focuses on the people as opposed to the battles, portraying everyone from the guys in the bomber crew to Bob Hope on his USO tour. He eats and drinks with soldiers behind enemy lines, talks with them, and fights beside them. First published in book form in 1958, these writings, now with a new introduction by Mark Bowden, create an unforgettable portrait of life in wartime that continues to resonate with truth and humanity.