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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