East of Eden

East of Eden
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Author: John Steinbeck
Pages: 602
ISBN: 9780735254282
Release: 2020-02-25
Editor: McClelland & Stewart

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The masterpiece of Steinbeck’s later years, East of Eden is a sprawling epic in which his most mesmerizing characters and enduring themes were created and explored: the mystery of identity, the inexplicability of love, and the murderous consequences of love’s absence. Set in the rich farmland of California’s Salinas Valley, this expansive and often brutal novel follows the intertwined destinies of two families, the Trasks and the Hamiltons, whose generations helplessly reenact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel. East of Eden was a 1955 film introducing James Dean, the book that revived Oprah’s Book Club, considered by Steinbeck to be his magnum opus, and has remained vitally present in American culture for over half a century. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

East of Eden

East of Eden
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Author: John Steinbeck
Pages: 608
ISBN: 9781440631320
Release: 2002-02-05
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A masterpiece of Biblical scope, and the magnum opus of one of America’s most enduring authors, in a commemorative hardcover edition In his journal, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck called East of Eden "the first book," and indeed it has the primordial power and simplicity of myth. Set in the rich farmland of California's Salinas Valley, this sprawling and often brutal novel follows the intertwined destinies of two families—the Trasks and the Hamiltons—whose generations helplessly reenact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel. The masterpiece of Steinbeck’s later years, East of Eden is a work in which Steinbeck created his most mesmerizing characters and explored his most enduring themes: the mystery of identity, the inexplicability of love, and the murderous consequences of love's absence. Adapted for the 1955 film directed by Elia Kazan introducing James Dean, and read by thousands as the book that brought Oprah’s Book Club back, East of Eden has remained vitally present in American culture for over half a century.

East of Eden

East of Eden
Available:
Author: John Steinbeck
Pages: 608
ISBN: 9781440631320
Release: 2002-02-05
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A masterpiece of Biblical scope, and the magnum opus of one of America’s most enduring authors, in a commemorative hardcover edition In his journal, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck called East of Eden "the first book," and indeed it has the primordial power and simplicity of myth. Set in the rich farmland of California's Salinas Valley, this sprawling and often brutal novel follows the intertwined destinies of two families—the Trasks and the Hamiltons—whose generations helplessly reenact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel. The masterpiece of Steinbeck’s later years, East of Eden is a work in which Steinbeck created his most mesmerizing characters and explored his most enduring themes: the mystery of identity, the inexplicability of love, and the murderous consequences of love's absence. Adapted for the 1955 film directed by Elia Kazan introducing James Dean, and read by thousands as the book that brought Oprah’s Book Club back, East of Eden has remained vitally present in American culture for over half a century.

Journal of a Novel

Journal of a Novel
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Author: John Steinbeck
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781440673313
Release: 1990-12-01
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Each working day from January 29 to November 1, 1951, John Steinbeck warmed up to the work of writing East of Eden with a letter to the late Pascal Covici, his friend and editor at The Viking Press. It was his way, he said, of "getting my mental arm in shape to pitch a good game." Steinbeck's letters were written on the left-hand pages of a notebook in which the facing pages would be filled with the test of East of Eden. They touched on many subjects—story arguments, trial flights of workmanship, concern for his sons. Part autobiography, part writer's workshop, these letters offer an illuminating perspective on Steinbeck's creative process, and a fascinating glimpse of Steinbeck, the private man.

East of Eden

East of Eden
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Author: John Steinbeck
Pages: 435
ISBN: OCLC:859005495
Release: 1976
Editor: Unknown

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East of Eden

East of Eden
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Author: Israel Joshua Singer
Pages: 402
ISBN: UOM:39015008738000
Release: 1939
Editor: Unknown

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West of Eden

West of Eden
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Author: Harry Harrison
Pages: 500
ISBN: 9781466822832
Release: 2012-07-03
Editor: Tor Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

West of Eden is a novel by Harry Harrison, author of innumerable science fiction novels and stories. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Short Novels of John Steinbeck

The Short Novels of John Steinbeck
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Author: John Steinbeck
Pages: 610
ISBN: 0143105779
Release: 2009
Editor: Penguin Classics

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Collects six short novels from one of the most influential authors of the twentieth century.

The Wayward Bus

The Wayward Bus
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Author: John Steinbeck
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781101177198
Release: 2006-03-28
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A Penguin Classic In his first novel to follow the publication of his enormous success, The Grapes of Wrath, Steinbeck’s vision comes wonderfully to life in this imaginative and unsentimental chronicle of a bus traveling California’s back roads, transporting the lost and the lonely, the good and the greedy, the stupid and the scheming, the beautiful and the vicious away from their shattered dreams and, possibly, toward the promise of the future. This edition features an introduction by Gary Scharnhorst. 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.

Working Days

Working Days
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Author: John Steinbeck
Pages: 180
ISBN: 0140144579
Release: 1990
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The novelist records his thoughts, feelings, and experiences during the writing of The grapes of wrath, in this diary of those years

James Dean in Mendocino

James Dean in Mendocino
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Author: Bruce Levene
Pages: 72
ISBN: 9780933391130
Release: 1994
Editor: Pacific Transcriptions

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East of Eden

East of Eden
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Author: John Steinbeck
Pages: 778
ISBN: 0812417259
Release: 2010-01-01
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A portrait of small-town life in the early 1900s.

Jephthah s Daughter Sarah s Son

Jephthah   s Daughter  Sarah   s Son
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Author: Maria E. Doerfler
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780520972964
Release: 2020-01-02
Editor: Univ of California Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Late antiquity was a perilous time for children, who were often the first victims of economic crisis, war, and disease. They had a one in three chance of dying before their first birthday, with as many as half dying before age ten. Christian writers accordingly sought to speak to the experience of bereavement and to provide cultural scripts for parents who had lost a child. These late ancient writers turned to characters like Eve and Sarah, Job and Jephthah as models for grieving and for confronting or submitting to the divine. Jephthah's Daughter, Sarah’s Son traces the stories these writers crafted and the ways in which they shaped the lived experience of familial bereavement in ancient Christianity. A compelling social history that conveys the emotional lives of people in the late ancient world, Jephthah's Daughter, Sarah's Son is a powerful portrait of mourning that extends beyond antiquity to the present day.

Class Matters

Class Matters
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Author: Steve Fraser
Pages: 287
ISBN: 9780300221503
Release: 2018-01-01
Editor: Yale University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A uniquely personal yet deeply informed exploration of the hidden history of class in American life From the decks of the Mayflower straight through to Donald Trump's "American carnage," class has always played a role in American life. In this remarkable work, Steve Fraser twines our nation's past with his own family's history, deftly illustrating how class matters precisely because Americans work so hard to pretend it doesn't. He examines six signposts of American history--the settlements at Plymouth and Jamestown; the ratification of the Constitution; the Statue of Liberty; the cowboy; the "kitchen debate" between Richard Nixon and Nikita Khrushchev; and Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech--to explore just how pervasively class has shaped our national conversation. With a historian's intellectual command and a riveting narrative voice, Fraser interweaves these examples with his own past--including his false arrest on charges of planning to blow up the Liberty Bell during the Civil Rights era--to tell a story both urgent and timeless.

The Dragons of Eden

The Dragons of Eden
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Author: Carl Sagan
Pages: 271
ISBN: 9780345346292
Release: 1977
Editor: Random House Digital, Inc.

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The well-known astronomer and astrobiologist surveys current knowledge of the development of intelligence on Earth in various forms of life and explains his persuasion that intelligence must have developed along similar lines throughout the universe

East of Eden

East of Eden
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Author: Isa Glenn
Pages: 303
ISBN: UCAL:$B56696
Release: 1932
Editor: Unknown

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East of Eden

East of Eden
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Author: Michael J. Meyer,Henry Veggian
Pages: 302
ISBN: 9789401209687
Release: 2013
Editor: Rodopi

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Once There Was a War

Once There Was a War
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Author: John Steinbeck
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781440633997
Release: 2007-08-28
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A Penguin Classic “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.

Tortilla Flat

Tortilla Flat
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Author: John Steinbeck
Pages: 207
ISBN: 0140042407
Release: 1986
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Danny, a mule skinner during the First World War, returns to Tortilla Flat to enjoy the carefree and amoral life of the paisano

Sweet Thursday

Sweet Thursday
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Author: John Steinbeck
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781440635496
Release: 2008-07-29
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A Penguin Classic 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.