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Travels with Charley in Search of America

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ISBN-10: 0140053204

ISBN-13: 9780140053203

Edition: 1962

Authors: John Steinbeck

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Today, nearly forty years after his death, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck remains one of America's greatest writers and cultural figures. Over the next year, his many works published as black-spine Penguin Classics for the first time and will feature eye-catching, newly commissioned art. Penguin Classics is proud to present these seminal works to a new generation of readers -- and to the many who revisit them again and again.
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Book details

List price: $13.00
Copyright year: 1962
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/31/1980
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 4.20" wide x 7.50" long x 0.70" tall
Weight: 0.528
Language: English

In recent years Steinbeck has been elevated to a more prominent status among American writers of his generation. If not quite at the world-class artistic level of a Hemingway or a Faulkner, he is nonetheless read very widely throughout the world by readers of all ages who consider him one of the most "American" of writers. Born in Salinas County, California on February 27, 1902, Steinbeck was of German-Irish parentage. After four years as a special student at Stanford University, he went to New York, where he worked as a reporter and as a hod carrier. Returning to California, he devoted himself to writing, with little success; his first three books sold fewer than 3,000 copies. Tortilla…