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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.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: John Steinbeck
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Release: 2020-02-25
File: 602 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780735254282

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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.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: John Steinbeck
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 2002-02-05
File: 608 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781440631320

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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.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: John Steinbeck
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 2002-02-05
File: 608 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781440631320

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Michael J. Meyer
Publisher: Rodopi
Release: 2013
File: 302 Pages
ISBN-13: 9789401209687

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

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Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Author: John Steinbeck
Publisher:
Release: 2010-01-01
File: 778 Pages
ISBN-13: 0812417259

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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.

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Genre: Performing Arts
Author: John Steinbeck
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Release: 2018-02-07
File: 91 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780822235255

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A collection of essays in which a dozen historians and novelists present their impressions and concerns about ""end of the century Nevada."" Human expectations and illusions are seen as a backdrop for today's Nevada as a new human frontier. As an overview of Nevada society, this study deals with culture as well as economics, with tradition as well as rapid population growth. The essayists inquire whether the friction between acquisition and preservation, quick wealth and refined sensitivity, will build a more humane and enlightened society.

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Genre: History
Author: Wilbur Stanley Shepperson
Publisher:
Release: 1989
File: 189 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015021955789

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Genre: Communism
Author: Israel Joshua Singer
Publisher:
Release: 1939
File: 402 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015008738000

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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.

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: John Steinbeck
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 1990-12-01
File: 192 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781440673313

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Genre:
Author: John Steinbeck
Publisher:
Release: 1976
File: 435 Pages
ISBN-13: OCLC:859005495

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