John Steinbeck



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    Literary

    Mar-2013

    A novel concerning the plight of the "Okies" - the refugee farmers and sharecroppers fleeing the dustbowl of Oklahoma. Attracted by the golden promise of California, they meet only with abject hostility, shame and destitution. ...

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    Historical

    Sep-2012

    It would be impossible to overstate John Steinbeck's enduring influence on American letters. Profuse with a richness of language, sly humor, and empathy for even his most flawed characters, Steinbeck's books are still widely read and deeply relevant ...

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    General Fiction

    Jul-2009

    A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition of Steinbeck's brilliant short novelsCollected 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...

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    Literary

    Feb-2007

    John Steinbeck was never content to repeat himself, and his restless search for new forms and fresh subject matter is fully evident in the books of his later years. This volume collects four novels that exhibit the full range of his gift, along with ...

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    General Fiction

    Feb-2002

    This third volume in The Library of America's authoritative edition of John Steinbeck's writings shows one of America's most enduring popular writers continuing restlessly to explore new subject matter and new approaches to storytelling. The Moon Is ...

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    Literary

    Oct-1996

    The second volume in The Library of America’s authoritative edition of John Steinbeck features his acknowledged masterpiece, The Grapes of Wrath. Written in an incredibly compressed five-month period, the novel had an electrifying impact upon publ...

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    General Fiction

    Sep-1995

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    Literary

    Oct-1994

    The Library of America presents for the first time in one volume Steinbeck’s early writings, which expressed his abiding concerns for community, social justice, and the elemental connection between nature and human society. In prose that blends the...

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    General Fiction

    May-1993

    A new volume which includes the original screenplay, with its copious director's notes, and the narrative - this has followed on from a previously undiscovered manuscript by Steinbeck being found in the UCLA Research Library - the narrative treatment...

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    Fantasy

    1976

    CAMELOT AS YOU'VE NEVER KNOWN IT... AS IT'S NEVER BEEN BEFORE... The glory and magnificence of the Arthurian legends recreated by Nobel laureate John Steinbeck in an epic fantasy alive with the magic of Merlin...the menace of Mordred...the romance...

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    General Fiction

    Jan-1970

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    General Fiction

    Aug-1962

    To hear the speech of the real America, to smell the grass and the trees, 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 yea...

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    General Fiction

    Nov-1961

    Steinbeck's last great novel focuses on the theme of success and what motivates men towards it. Reflecting back on his New England family's past fortune, and his father's loss of the family wealth, the hero, Ethan Allen Hawley, characterizes success ...

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    General Fiction

    May-1958

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    General Fiction

    Jan-1957

    Steinbeck's only work of political satire turns the French Revolution on its head, as amateur astronomer Pippin Heristal is drafted in to rule the unruly French. Enchanting comedy ensues as Steinbeck creates the most hilarious royal court ever around...

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    General Fiction

    Jan-1954

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    General Fiction

    Sep-1952

    Set in the rich farmland of the Salinas Valley, California, this powerful, often brutal novel, follows the interwined destinies of two families - the Trasks and the Hamiltons - whose generations hopelessly re-enact the fall of Adam and Eve and the po...

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    General Fiction

    May-1951

    This exciting day-by-day account of Steinbeck's trip to the Gulf of California with biologist Ed Ricketts, drawn from the longer Sea of Cortez, is a wonderful combination of science, philosophy, and high-spirited adventure. ...

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    General Fiction

    Jan-1950

    Burning Bright is a 1950 novella by John Steinbeck written as an experiment with producing a play in novel format. Rather than providing only the dialogue and brief stage directions as would be expected in a play, Steinbeck fleshes out the scenes wit...

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    General Fiction

    Nov-1947

    The Wayward Bus travelled the backroads through the lush California countryside. Its driver was a man of the land - lusty, hot-blooded and uninhibited. On the bus was a girl who danced at stag parties, a travelling salesman strictly out for fun, a bo...

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    General Fiction

    Jan-1945

    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 ...

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    General Fiction

    Jan-1945

    Unburdened by the material necessities of the more fortunate, the denizens of Cannery Row discover rewards unknown in more traditional society. Henry the painter sorts through junk lots for pieces of wood to incorporate into the boat he is building, ...

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    General Fiction

    Jun-1942

    Occupied by enemy troops, a small, peaceable town comes face-to-face with evil imposed from the outside—and betrayal born within the close-knit community In this masterful tale set in Norway during World War II, Steinbeck explores the effects of in...

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    General Fiction

    Jan-1942

    A magnificent volume of short novels and an essential World War II report from one of America's great twentieth-century writers On the heels of the enormous success of his masterwork The Grapes of Wrath and at the height of the American war effort...

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    Literary

    1939

    The Pulitzer Prize -- winning epic of the Great Depression, a book that galvanized -- and sometimes outraged -- millions of readers At once naturalistic epic, captivity narrative, rood novel, and transcendental gospel, Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wr...

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    General Fiction

    Jan-1938

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    General Fiction

    Jun-1937

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    General Fiction

    Jan-1937

    They are an unlikely pair: George is "small and quick and dark of face"; Lennie, a man of tremendous size, has the mind of a young child. Yet they have formed a "family," clinging together in the face of loneliness and alienation. Laborers in Cali...

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    General Fiction

    Dec-1936

    In the strike-bound landscape of 30s California, work is scarce and the wages are barely enough to live on. But if some men won't work for a pittance, there are others who are desperate enough. In such a climate of frustration, it is only a matter of...

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    General Fiction

    Jan-1935

    An Academy Award-nominated screenplay from the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature.   The hitherto unpublished script for Viva Zapata! was written by John Steinbeck between 1948 and 1950; it is his only completely original screenplay. The film, ...

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    General Fiction

    Oct-1933

    This is the story of Joseph Wayne, who while his father lies dying, makes his way from Vermont to a fertile valley in California. There, on his new ranch, he comes to see a huge tree as the embodiment of his father's spirit. His brothers and their wi...

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    General Fiction

    Jun-1933

    Raised on a ranch in northern California, Jody is well-schooled in the hard work and demands of a rancher's life. He is used to the way of horses, too; but nothing has prepared him for the special connection he will forge with Gabilan, the hot-temper...

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    General Fiction

    May-1932

    Each of these delightful interconnected tales is devoted to a family living in a fertile valley on the outskirts of Monterey, California, and the effects that one particular family has on them all. Steinbeck tackles two important literary traditions ...

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    General Fiction

    This lush, lyrical fantasy is Steinbeck's sole work of historical fiction. Henry Morgan ruled the Spanish Main in the 1670s, ravaging the coasts of Cuba and America and striking terror wherever he went. His lust and greed knew no bounds, and he was u...

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