East of Eden

East of Eden
Title East of Eden PDF eBook
Author John Steinbeck
Publisher Penguin
Total Pages 612
Release 2002-02-05
Genre Fiction
ISBN 1440631328

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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.

The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath
Title The Grapes of Wrath PDF eBook
Author John Steinbeck
Publisher Penguin
Total Pages 530
Release 2006-03-28
Genre Fiction
ISBN 1440637121

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The Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression, a book that galvanized—and sometimes outraged—millions of readers. First published in 1939, Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression chronicles the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s and tells the story of one Oklahoma farm family, the Joads—driven from their homestead and forced to travel west to the promised land of California. Out of their trials and their repeated collisions against the hard realities of an America divided into Haves and Have-Nots evolves a drama that is intensely human yet majestic in its scale and moral vision, elemental yet plainspoken, tragic but ultimately stirring in its human dignity. A portrait of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless, of one man’s fierce reaction to injustice, and of one woman’s stoical strength, the novel captures the horrors of the Great Depression and probes into the very nature of equality and justice in America. At once a naturalistic epic, captivity narrative, road novel, and transcendental gospel, Steinbeck’s powerful landmark novel is perhaps the most American of American Classics. This Centennial edition, specially designed to commemorate one hundred years of Steinbeck, features french flaps and deckle-edged pages. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 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.

East of Eden

East of Eden
Title East of Eden PDF eBook
Author John Steinbeck
Publisher Penguin
Total Pages 610
Release 2016-10-18
Genre Fiction
ISBN 0143129481

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Part of the Penguin Orange Collection, a limited-run series of twelve influential and beloved American classics in a bold series design offering a modern take on the iconic Penguin paperback A Penguin Classic Winner of the 2016 AIGA + Design Observer 50 Books | 50 Covers competition For the seventieth anniversary of Penguin Classics, the Penguin Orange Collection celebrates the heritage of Penguin’s iconic book design with twelve influential American literary classics representing the breadth and diversity of the Penguin Classics library. These collectible editions are dressed in the iconic orange and white tri-band cover design, first created in 1935, while french flaps, high-quality paper, and striking cover illustrations provide the cutting-edge design treatment that is the signature of Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions today. East of Eden The masterpiece of Steinbeck’s later years, East of Eden is a sprawling epic 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.

Journal of a Novel

Journal of a Novel
Title Journal of a Novel PDF eBook
Author John Steinbeck
Publisher Penguin UK
Total Pages 319
Release 2001-07-05
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 0141186348

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This collection of letters forms a day-by-day account of Steinbeck's writing of East of Eden. The letters range in subject but include textual discussion, trial flights of workmanship and family matters and provide an illuminating perspective on Steinbeck.

East of Eden.

East of Eden.
Title East of Eden. PDF eBook
Author Michael J. Meyer
Publisher Rodopi
Total Pages 322
Release 2013
Genre
ISBN 9401209685

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Preliminary Material -- Steinbeck Knew Dad Better Than I Did /Tom Gage -- "Literary Landmarks" of East of Eden /David A. Laws -- "Mapping the Land of Nod": The Spatial Imagination of John Steinbeck's East of Eden /Florian Schwieger -- Bio-Politics and the Institution of Literature: An Essay on East of Eden, its Critics and its Time /Henry Veggian -- Out of Eden: Dualism, Conformity, and Inheritance in Steinbeck's "Big Book" /Jeremy S. Leatham -- Mimesis, Desire and Lack in John Steinbeck's East of Eden /Elisabeth Bayley -- An Image of Social Character: Elia Kazan's East of Eden /Scott Dill -- East of Eden County: John Steinbeck, Joyce Carol Oates and the Afterlife of Cathy Trask /Gavin Cologne-Brookes -- The Status of East of Eden in Slovenia and the Former Yugoslavia /Danica Čerče -- A Paradoxical World in East of Eden: The Theory of Free Will and the Heritage of Puritanism /Yuji Kami -- The Unconventional Morality of East of Eden /Bruce Ouderkirk -- A Steinbeck Midrash on Genesis 4:7 /Alec Gilmore -- Contributors -- Index.

The Short Novels of John Steinbeck

The Short Novels of John Steinbeck
Title The Short Novels of John Steinbeck PDF eBook
Author John Steinbeck
Publisher Penguin
Total Pages 508
Release 2009-07-08
Genre Fiction
ISBN 1101138874

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A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition of Steinbeck's brilliant short novels Collected here for the first time in a deluxe paperback volume are six of John Steinbeck's most widely read and beloved novels. From the tale of commitment, loneliness and hope in Of Mice and Men, to the tough yet charming portrait of people on the margins of society in Cannery Row, to The Pearl's examination of the fallacy of the American dream, Steinbeck stories of realism, that were imbued with energy and resilience. 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.

How to Weep in Public

How to Weep in Public
Title How to Weep in Public PDF eBook
Author Jacqueline Novak
Publisher Crown
Total Pages 258
Release 2016-03-01
Genre Humor
ISBN 0804139717

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In her darkly funny memoir and guide to the depressed life, comedian Jacqueline Novak doesn’t offer help overcoming depression—just much-needed comfort, company, and tips for life inside the fog. “Jacqueline Novak’s unapologetic and original comedy is the kind that gives me hope in this business.”—Amy Schumer With advice that ranges from practical (Chapter 17: Do Your Crying on a Cat) to philosophical (Chapter 21: Make Peace With Sunshine), this laugh-out-loud memoir traces the depression thread from Novak's average suburban childhood to her current adult New York City existence, an imperfect but healthy-ish life in which Novak is mostly upright but still rarely does laundry. At heart, How to Weep in Public provides a no-pressure, safe-zone for the reader to curl up inside. Keep this book on the shelf to be returned to it as needed–after all, depression is recurring. Jacqueline will be waiting to you tell you “You can fight another day.” No, not as in “fight on another day” but “fight this some other day.” Whether you’re coping with the occasional down day, or thriving fully in Picasso’s blue period, How to Weep in Public is the perfect place to regroup during a dark stint. So sit back, relax, and let Jacqueline Novak show you how to navigate the shadowy corridors of your troubled mind or the cheese display at the supermarket when food is the only thing that can save you.