Category: John Steinbeck


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The Red Pony (Twentieth-Century Classics)

By: John Steinbeck

Price: $1.95

Publisher: Penguin Classics: October 1994

Seller ID: 44697

ISBN: 0140187391

Condition: Used - Good

Written at a time of profound anxiety caused by the illness of his mother, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck draws on his memories of childhood in these stories about a boy who embodies both the rebellious spirit and the contradictory desire for acceptance of early adolescence. Unlike most coming-of-age stories, the cycle does not end with a hero "matured" by circumstances. As John Seelye writes in his introduction, reversing common interpretations, The Red Pony""is imbued with a sense of loss. Jody's encounters with birth and death express a common theme in Steinbeck's fiction: They are p... View more info

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Travels with Charley in Search of America

By: John Steinbeck

Price: $2.95

Publisher: Penguin Books: January 1980

Seller ID: 45287

ISBN: 0140053204

Condition: Used - Good

To hear the speech of the real America, to smell the grass and the tress, to see the colors and the light--these were John Steinbeck's goals as he set out, at the age of fifty-eight, to rediscover the country he had been writing about for so many years. With Charley, his French poodle, Steinbeck drives the interstates and the country roads, dines with truckers, encounters bears at Yellowstone and old friends in San Francisco. And he reflects on the American character, racial hostility, on a particular form of American loneliness he finds almost everywhere, and on the unexpected kindness of... View more info

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The Pearl

By: John Steinbeck

Price: $2.95

Publisher: Penguin Books: October 1992

Seller ID: 45290

ISBN: 014017737X

Condition: Used - Good

Like his father and grandfather before him, Kino is a poor diver, gathering pearls from the gulf beds that once brought great wealth to the Kings of Spain and now provide Kino, Juana, and their infant son with meager subsistence. Then, on a day like any other, Kino emerges from the sea with a pearl as large as a sea gull's egg, as "perfect as the moon." With the pearl comes hope, the promise of comfort and of security . . . A story of classic simplicity, based on a Mexican folk tale, The Pearl explores the secrets of man's nature, the darkest depths of evil, and the luminous possibilities o... View more info

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Tortilla Flat (Penguin Twentieth-century Classics)

By: John Steinbeck

Price: $1.95

Publisher: Penguin Classics: June 1997

Seller ID: 46554

ISBN: 0140187405

Condition: Used - Good

Adopting the structure and themes of the Arthurian legend, John Steinbeck created a "Camelot" on a shabby hillside above the town of Monterey, California, and peopled it with a colorful band of knights. At the center of the tale is Danny, whose house, like Arthur's castle, becomes a gathering place for men looking for adventure, camaraderie, and a sense of belonging--men who fiercely resist the corrupting tide of honest toil and civil rectitude. As Nobel Prize winner Steinbeck chronicles their deeds--their multiple lovers, their wonderful brawls, their Rabelaisian wine-drinking--he spins ... View more info

The acts of King Arthur and his noble Knights : From the Winchester Manuscripts of Thomas Malory

By: John Steinbeck

Price: $4.95

Publisher: Avenel Books: January 1982

Seller ID: 49162


Condition: Used - Good

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