East of Eden

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

Explanation 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
Author: John Steinbeck
Pages: 608
ISBN: 9781440631320
Available:
Release: 2002-02-05
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation 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
Author: John Steinbeck
Pages: 608
ISBN: 9781440631320
Available:
Release: 2002-02-05
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation 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
Author: John Steinbeck
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781440673313
Available:
Release: 1990-12-01
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation 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
Author: John Steinbeck
Pages: 435
ISBN: OCLC:859005495
Available:
Release: 1976
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Wayward Bus

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

Explanation 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.

The Short Novels of John Steinbeck

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

Explanation of the Book:

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

Journal of a Novel

Journal of a Novel
Author: John Steinbeck
Pages: 182
ISBN: 0140144188
Available:
Release: 1990
Editor: Penguin
Language: un

Explanation 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 worknamship, 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.

Cannery Row

Cannery Row
Author: John Steinbeck
Pages: 196
ISBN: 0140177388
Available:
Release: 1992
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Vividly depicts the colorful, sometimes disreputable, inhabitants of a run-down area in Monterey, California

East of Eden

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

Explanation of the Book:

John Steinbeck s East of Eden

John Steinbeck s East of Eden
Author: John Steinbeck,Frank Galati
Pages: 91
ISBN: 9780822235255
Available:
Release: 2018-02-07
Editor: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Escaping a turbulent past, Adam Trask is determined to make a new start in California’s Salinas Valley. Adam and his wife, Cathy, settle on a beautiful farm, and soon Cathy gives birth to twins Caleb and Aron. But family history, sibling rivalry, and the impending danger of World War I will threaten their little piece of paradise. EAST OF EDEN is an American epic, grand in scope yet deeply personal, that asks if it is possible to escape the mistakes of previous generations.

East of Eden

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

Explanation of the Book:

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

Of Mice and Men Teacher s Deluxe Edition

Of Mice and Men  Teacher s Deluxe Edition
Author: John Steinbeck
Pages: 122
ISBN: 9781101615218
Available:
Release: 2013-01-03
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Penguin Classics presents John Steinbeck’s classic tale as an eBook enhanced with ten exclusive video clips featuring students responses, questions for classroom discussions, and an American Dream assignment Nobel Prize-winner John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men remains one of America's most widely read and taught novels. An unlikely pair, George and Lennie, two migrant workers in California during the Great Depression, grasp for their American Dream. Laborers in California's dusty vegetable fields, they hustle work when they can, living a hand-to-mouth existence. For George and Lennie have a plan: to own an acre of land and a shack they can call their own. When they land jobs on a ranch in the Salinas Valley, the fulfillment of their dream seems to be within their grasp. But even George cannot guard Lennie from the provocations, nor predict the consequences of Lennie's unswerving obedience to the things George taught him. Of Mice and Men: Teacher’s Edition includes the following: • An introduction and suggested further reading by Susan Shillinglaw, a professor of English at San Jose State University and Scholar-in-Residence at the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas • The poem “To a Mouse, On Turning Her Up in Her Nest with the Plough, November 1785” by Robert Burns (the original source of Steinbeck’s title Of Mice and Men) • The 1962 Nobel Banquet Speech by John Steinbeck • An exclusive audio interview with award-winning actor James Earl Jones on his stage performances in Of Mice and Men • Ten exclusive videos of students on major themes from the novel tied to group discussion questions included in the eBook, and an American Dream assignment, for the ultimate educational experience

Working Days

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

Explanation 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

Welcome to the Writer s Life

Welcome to the Writer s Life
Author: Paulette Perhach
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781632171535
Available:
Release: 2018-08-14
Editor: Sasquatch Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Learn how to take your work to the next level with this informative guide on the craft, business, and lifestyle of writing With warmth and humor, Paulette Perhach welcomes you into the writer’s life as someone who has once been on the outside looking in. Like a freshman orientation for writers, this book includes an in-depth exploration of all the elements of being a writer—from your writing practice to your reading practice, from your writing craft to the all-important and often-overlooked business of writing. In Welcome to the Writer’s Life, you will learn how to tap into the powers of crowdsourcing and social media to grow your writing career. Perhach also unpacks the latest research on success, gamification, and lifestyle design, demonstrating how you can use these findings to further improve your writing projects. Complete with exercises, tools, checklists, infographics, and behind-the-scenes tips from working writers of all types, this book offers everything you need to jump-start a successful writing life.

West of Eden

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

Explanation 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.

Frederica

Frederica
Author: Georgette Heyer
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9781492688334
Available:
Release: 2018-09-04
Editor: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

New York Times bestselling author Georgette Heyer's beloved tale of an entertaining heroine stumbling on happiness when her marital machinations for her sister go awry. Determined to secure a brilliant marriage for her beautiful sister, Frederica seeks out their distant cousin the Marquis of Alverstoke. Lovely, competent, and refreshingly straightforward, Frederica makes such a strong impression on him that to his own amazement, the Marquis agrees to help launch them all into society. Normally Lord Alverstoke keeps his distance from his family, which includes two overbearing sisters and innumerable favor-seekers. But with his enterprising — and altogether entertaining—country cousins chasing wishes and getting into one scrape after another right on his doorstep, before he knows it the Marquis finds himself dangerously embroiled. The Georgette Heyer Signature Regency Collection is a fresh celebration of an author who has charmed tens of millions of readers with her delightful sense of humor and unique take on Regency romance. Includes fun and fascinating bonus content—a glossary of Regency slang, a Reading Group Guide, and an Afterword by official biographer Jennifer Kloester sharing insights into what Georgette herself thought of Frederica and what was going on in her life as she was writing. Praise for Georgette Heyer: "I have Georgette Heyer's books in every room of my house."—#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts

East of Eden

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

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Murder

Murder
Author: John Steinbeck
Pages: 54
ISBN: 0141022426
Available:
Release: 2005
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In May 2005 Penguin will publish 70 unique titles to celebrate the company's 70th birthday. The titles in the Pocket Penguins series are emblematic of the renowned breadth of quality of the Penguin list and will hark back to Penguin founder Allen Lane's vision of good books for all'. gave a powerful voice to the suffering poor of America during the Depression and beyond, and Penguin have made the whole range of his most well-loved novels including The Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men and his lesser known works available to millions of readers. These four tales consider the struggle for survival in 1940s America, against a backdrop of majestic beauty.

I Lost it at the Movies

I Lost it at the Movies
Author: Pauline Kael
Pages: 365
ISBN: OCLC:803149753
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Release: 1954
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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