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The Portable Steinbeck: Revised Edition (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century)

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He wrote about poor people struggling to survive and about dispossessed people grappling for a piece of land they could call their own. He wrote about inarticulate men groping to express truths “locked in wordlessness.” He wrote about America—the land and the people—as though it were one living organism, and he did so more eloquently than anyone since Walt Whitman. In an extraordinarily prolific career that lasted from 1929 to the 1960s, John Steinbeck created stories and characters that, in the words of Pascal Covici, Jr., this volume’s editor, combine “the gusto of Homer … along with the thoughtfulness of Emerson.”

The Portable Steinbeck is a grand sampling of this writer’s most important works. Here are the complete novels Of Mice and Men and The Red Pony together with self-contained excerpts from The Long Valley, Tortilla Flat, In Dubious Battle (celebrated as “America’s best strike novel”), The Grapes of Wrath, his epic of the Okie migration of the Great Depression, Cannery Row, East of Eden, Travels with Charley and other books; two previously uncollected short stories; and the 1962 Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech. The result is a collection that overflows with Steinbeck’s prodigal richness of language, humor that is by turns broad and deadpan sly, and empathy for even the most flawed and suffering of his characters.

Table of Contents

Chapter titles and titles of short excerpts are the editor's, not the author's

Introduction by Pascal Covici, Jr.

Biographical and Bibliographical Notes

From The Long Valley

Flight

The Snake

The Harness

The Chrysanthemums

From The Pastures of Heaven

Tularecito

Molly Morgan

Pat Humbert's

From Tortilla Flat

Danny

Pilon

The Pirate

The Treasure Hunt

Tortillas and Beans

From In Dubious Battle

A Future We Can't Foresee

Of Mice and Men

The Complete Novel

The Red Pony

The Gift

The Great Mountains

The Promise

The Leader of the People

From The Long Valley

Breakfast

From The Grapes of Wrath

The Turtle

"The Last Clear Definite Function of Man"

Migrant People

Life and Death

Breakfast and Work

Ma and Tom

The Flood

From Sea of Cortez

"Is" Thinking and "Living Into"

The Pearl of La Paz

Parable of Laziness

Differences

"It Might Be So"

From "About Ed Ricketts"

"Knowing Ed Ricketts..."

"Speculative Metaphysics"

From Cannery Row

Frog Hunt

From East of Eden

Adam and His Sons

Choice and Responsibility

Technology and a Technocrat

Timshel

Two Uncollected Stories

The Affair at 7, rue de M---

How Mr. Hogan Robbed a Bank

b>From Travels with Charley in Search of America

People

Texan Ostentation

Southern Troubles

Last Leg

The Language of Awareness

From East of Eden

Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140150025
Subtitle:
Revised Edition
Editor:
Covici, Pascal
Author:
Steinbeck, John
Author:
Covici, Pascal
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
American
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Western stories
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
California Social life and customs.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Rev. and enl. ed.
Edition Description:
Revised
Series:
Portable Library
Series Volume:
173205
Publication Date:
October 1976
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
736
Dimensions:
7.78x5.07x1.40 in. 1.11 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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