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116 books of John Steinbeck

Nel paese di Nod, a est del giardino dell’Eden, dove la progenie di Caino andШ a vivere secondo la leggenda biblica e che nel romanzo di John Steinbeck corrisponde simbolicamente alla valle percorsa dal fiume Salinas nella California settentrionale, si intrecciano le storie di due famiglie, gli Hamilton e i Trask. Protagonisti della saga, che va dalla Guerra civile alla Prima guerra mondiale, da una parte il vecchio Samuel Hamilton, immigrato dall’Irlanda; e, dall’altra, Cyrus Trask insieme ai figli Adam e Charles, e ai nipoti Aron e Caleb, gemelli nati dalla misteriosa Cathy Ames, reincarnazione di Eva e di Satana allo stesso tempo, emblema del male nel mondo, con il quale tutti nel corso della lunga vicenda devono misurarsi. Pubblicato negli Stati Uniti nel 1952 e ora
riproposto nella nuova traduzione di Maria Baiocchi e Anna Tagliavini, La valle dell’Eden è il romanzo in cui Steinbeck ha creato i suoi personaggi più affascinanti e ha esplorato più a fondo i suoi temi . . .

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Collected here for the first time in a deluxe paperback volume are six of Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck’s most widely read and beloved short novels—Tortilla Flat, The Red Pony, Of Mice and Men, The Moon Is Down, Cannery Row and The Pearl. From Steinbeck’s tale of commitment, loneliness, and hope in Of Mice and Men, to his tough yet charming portrait of people on the margins of Monterey society in Cannery Row, to The Pearl’s mythic examination of the fallacy of the American dream, Steinbeck created stories that were realistic, rugged, and imbued with energy and resilience.

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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.­**

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In the two years after the 1939 publication of Steinbeck’s masterful, Steinbeck and his novel increasingly became the center of intense controversy and censorship. In search of a respite from the national stage, Steinbeck and his close friend, biologist Ed Ricketts, embarked on a month long marine specimen-­collecting expedition in the Gulf of California, which resulted in their collaboration on the. In 1951, after Ricketts’ death, Steinbeck reissued his narrative portion of the work in memory of his friend and the inspiration for ’s “Doc”. This exciting day-­by-­day account of their journey together is a rare blend of science, philosophy, and high-­spirited adventure. This edition features an introduction by Richard Astro.

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Steinbeck's only work of fantasy literature-­in an illustrated deluxe edition
John Steinbeck's retelling of Malory's beloved Arthurian stories will capture the attention and imagination of legions of Steinbeck fans, including those who love Arthurian romances, as well as countless readers of science fiction and fantasy literature. Featuring the icons of Arthurian legend-­including King Arthur, Merlin, Morgan le Fay, the incomparable Queen Guinevere, and Arthur's purest knight, Sir Lancelot of the Lake-­these enduring tales of loyalty and betrayal in the time of Camelot flicker with the wonder and magic of an era past but not forgotten.

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John Steinbeck’s tale of commitment, loneliness, hope, and loss—now an eBook enhanced with exclusive content for teachers, students and group discussions, including ten exclusive video clips for classroom discussions tied to questions included in the eBook, and an American Dream assignment. Nobel Prize-­winner John Steinbeck’s 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 . . .

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The 50th anniversary deluxe edition of Travels with Charley in Search of America features an updated introduction by Jay Parini and first edition cover art and illustrated maps of Steinbeck’s route by Don Freeman.
In September 1960, John Steinbeck embarked on a journey across America. He felt that he might have lost touch with the country, with its speech, the smell of its grass and trees, its color and quality of light, the pulse of its people. To reassure himself, he set out on a voyage of rediscovery of the American identity, accompanied by a distinguished French poodle named Charley; and riding in a three-­quarter-­ton pickup truck named Rocinante.
His course took him through almost forty states: northward from Long Island to Maine; through the Midwest to Chicago; onward by way of Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana (with which he fell in love), and Idaho to Seattle, south to San Francisco and his birthplace, Salinas; eastward through the Mojave, New Mexico, Arizona, to the vast . . .

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More than four decades after his death, John Steinbeck remains one of the nation's most beloved authors. Yet few know of his career as a journalist who covered world events from the Great Depression to Vietnam. Now, this distinctive collection offers a portrait of the artist as citizen, deeply engaged in the world around him. In addition to the complete text of Steinbeck's last published book, America and Americans , this volume brings together for the first time more than fifty of Steinbeck's finest essays and journalistic pieces on Salinas, Sag Harbor, Arthur Miller, Woody Guthrie, the Vietnam War and more. This edition is edited by Steinbeck scholar Susan Shillinglaw and Steinbeck biographer Jackson J. Benson.

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The 50th anniversary deluxe edition of features an updated introduction by Jay Parini and first edition cover art and illustrated maps of Steinbeck’s route by Don Freeman. In September 1960, John Steinbeck embarked on a journey across America. He felt that he might have lost touch with the country, with its speech, the smell of its grass and trees, its color and quality of light, the pulse of its people. To reassure himself, he set out on a voyage of rediscovery of the American identity, accompanied by a distinguished French poodle named Charley; and riding in a three-­quarter-­ton pickup truck named Rocinante. His course took him through almost forty states: northward from Long Island to Maine; through the Midwest to Chicago; onward by way of Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana (with which he fell in love), and Idaho to Seattle, south to San Francisco and his birthplace, Salinas; eastward through the Mojave, New Mexico, Arizona, to the vast hospitality of Texas, to New Orleans and a . . .

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Books of John Steinbeck