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The Pearl (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century)

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ISBN13: 9780140187380
ISBN10: 0140187383
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“There it lay, the great pearl, perfect as the moon.”

 

One of Steinbecks most taught works, The Pearl is the story of the Mexican diver Kino, whose discovery of a magnificent pearl from the Gulf beds means the promise of a better life for his impoverished family. His dream blinds him to the greed and suspicions the pearl arouses in him and his neighbors, and even his loving wife Juana cannot temper his obsession or stem the events leading to tragedy. This classic novella from Nobel Prize-winner John Steinbeck examines the fallacy of the American dream, and illustrates the fall from innocence experienced by people who believe that wealth erases all problems.

 

This Penguin Classics edition features an introduction by Linda Wagner-Martin and original illustrations by Mexican artist José Clemente Orozco.

For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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Make this your next book club selection and everyone saves.

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Today, nearly forty years after his death, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck remains one of Americaandrsquo;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 readersandmdash;and to the many who revisit them again and again."

Synopsis:

For the diver Kino, finding a magnificent pearl means the promise of a better life for his impoverished family. His dreams blind him to the greed that the pearl arouses in him and his neighbors. Baring the fallacy of the American dream--that wealth erases all problems--Steinbeck's classic illustrates our fall from innocence.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. xxxv-xxvii).

About the Author

JOHN STEINBECK (1902–1968) was born in Salinas, California. He worked as a laborer and a journalist, and in 1935, when he published Tortilla Flat, he achieved popular success and financial security. Steinbeck wrote more than twenty-five novels and won the Nobel Prize in 1962.

Robert DeMott is the Edwin and Ruth Kennedy Distinguished Professor at Ohio University and the author of Steinbec‛s Typewriter, an award-winning book of critical essays.

Gary Scharnhorst is professor of English at the University of New Mexico. He is the editor of books by Bret Harte and John De Forest for Penguin Classics.

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bettyliu611, April 2, 2008 (view all comments by bettyliu611)
Wow... Sorry guys! Mixed up two different authors! I'm so sorry lol. Lyric 17 is written by Jose Garcia Villa. Oh gosh I feel so bad.
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bettyliu611, April 2, 2008 (view all comments by bettyliu611)
Isn't this originally written by Jose Garcia Villa? It's in my language arts book and that was published about 10-12 years ago. Either way, I think it's a must-read for all you novel fanatics out there. I must admit though, Jose's version was quite complicated so you'll need your critical thinking skills to completely get this (if this is almost or exactly the same as Jose's).
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780140187380
Introduction:
Wagner-Martin, Linda
Author:
Orozco, Jose Clemente
Introduction by:
Wagner-Martin, Linda
Introduction:
Wagner-Martin, Linda
Author:
Steinbeck, John
Author:
Elizondo, Hector
Author:
Wagner-Martin, Linda
Author:
Orozco, Jose Clemente
Publisher:
Penguin Putnam
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Mexico
Subject:
Parables
Subject:
Avarice
Subject:
Mexico Fiction.
Subject:
Pearl divers
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Revised
Series:
Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century
Series Volume:
375
Publication Date:
19941031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
5 b/w illustrations
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
7.77x5.10x.33 in. .23 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Make this your next book club selection and everyone saves.

Get 15% off when you order 5 or more of this title for your book club.

Simply enter the coupon code STEINBECKPEARL at checkout.

This offer does not apply to eBook purchases. This offer applies to only one downloadable audio per purchase.

Today, nearly forty years after his death, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck remains one of Americaandrsquo;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 readersandmdash;and to the many who revisit them again and again."

"Synopsis" by , For the diver Kino, finding a magnificent pearl means the promise of a better life for his impoverished family. His dreams blind him to the greed that the pearl arouses in him and his neighbors. Baring the fallacy of the American dream--that wealth erases all problems--Steinbeck's classic illustrates our fall from innocence.

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