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East of Eden

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ISBN-10: 0140186395

ISBN-13: 9780140186390

Edition: 1980 (Revised)

Authors: John Steinbeck, David Wyatt

List price: $18.00
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Today, nearly forty years after his death, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck remains one of Americas greatest writers and cultural figures. We have begun publishing his many works for the first time as blackspine Penguin Classics featuring eye-catching, newly commissioned art. This season we continue with the seven spectacular and influential books East of Eden, Cannery Row, In Dubious Battle, The Long Valley, The Moon Is Down, The Pastures of Heaven, and Tortilla Flat. Penguin Classics is proud to present these seminal works to a new generation of readersand to the many who revisit them again and again.
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 1980
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/1/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 640
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.188
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…