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

    John Steinbeck, from the very start of his career, evoked the landscape and people of central California with lyrical intensity and unflinching frankness. The Library of America presents for the first time in one volume Steinbeck’s early writings, ...

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    General Fiction

    May-1993

    Before there was Viva Zapata , the acclaimed film for which John Steinbeck received Academy Award nominations for best story and screenplay, there was the original Zapata.In the research library of UCLA, James Robertson unearthed Steinbeck's original...

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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

    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 hi...

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    General Fiction

    Nov-1961

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    General Fiction

    May-1958

    'Do you know it, do you remember it, the drives, the attitudes, the terrors and, yes, the joys?' Thus Steinbeck introduces his collection of poignant and hard-hitting dispatches for the New York Herald Tribune when the Second World War was at its hei...

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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

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    General Fiction

    May-1951

    In the two years after the 1939 publication of Steinbeck’s masterful The Grapes of Wrath, Steinbeck and his novel increasingly became the center of intense controversy and censorship. In search of a respite from the national stage, Steinbeck and hi...

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    General Fiction

    Jan-1950

    The last of John Steinbeck’s play-novelettes, Burning Bright was the author’s final attempt after 1937’s Of Mice and Men and 1942’s The Moon is Down to create what he saw as a new, experimental literary form.  Four scenes, four people: the h...

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    General Fiction

    Nov-1947

    General FictionLarge Print EditionSustained brilliance, complete credibility and vividness . . . striking, dramatic! Saturday ReviewThe bus travels the California backroads. Its passengers are the lost and lonely, the good and the greedy, the stupid ...

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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 writersOn the heels of the enormous success of his masterwork The Grapes of Wrath?and at the height of the American war effort?Joh...

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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

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    General Fiction

    Jun-1933

    'A red pony colt was looking at him out of the stall. Its tense ears were forward and a light of disobedience was in its eyes. Its coat was rough and thick as an Airedale's fur and its mane was long and tangled.' Jody Tiflin is a ten-year-old boy, li...

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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

    From the mid-1650s through the 1660s, Henry Morgan, a pirate and outlaw of legendary viciousness, ruled the Spanish Main. He ravaged the coasts of Cuba and America, striking terror wherever he went. Morgan was obsessive. He had two driving ambitions:...

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