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The Log from the Sea of Cortez (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century)

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In the two years after the 1939 publication of Steinbecks 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 his close friend, biologist Ed Ricketts, embarked on a month long marine specimen-collecting expedition in the Gulf of California, which resulted in their collaboration on the Sea of Cortez. In 1951, after Ricketts death, Steinbeck reissued his narrative portion of the work in memory of his friend and the inspiration for Cannery Rows “Doc”. This exciting day-by-day account of their journey together is a rare blend of science, philosophy, and high-spirited adventure. This edition features an introduction by Richard Astro.

Synopsis:

This exciting day-by-day account of Steinbeck's trip to the Gulf of California with biologist Ed Ricketts, drawn from the longer Sea of Cortez, is a wonderful combination of science, philosophy, and high-spirited adventure.

Synopsis:

Today, nearly forty years after his death, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck remains one of Americ‛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.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. xxv-xxvi) and index.

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140187441
Introduction:
Steinbeck, John
Introduction:
Astro, Richard
Introduction by:
Astro, Richard
Introduction:
Astro, Richard
Author:
Steinbeck, John
Author:
Astro, Richard
Author:
Ricketts, E. F.
Publisher:
Penguin Classics
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Geography
Subject:
Travel and travel guides
Subject:
Mexico
Subject:
California, gulf of (mexico)
Subject:
Marine invertebrates
Subject:
California, Gulf of (Mexico) Description and travel.
Subject:
California, Gulf of.
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
Marine invertebrates - Mexico -
Subject:
Nature Studies-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century
Series Volume:
237
Publication Date:
19951101
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
b/w map on pages xxviii-xxix
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
7.74x5.08x.60 in. .52 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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This exciting day-by-day account of Steinbeck's trip to the Gulf of California with biologist Ed Ricketts, drawn from the longer Sea of Cortez, is a wonderful combination of science, philosophy, and high-spirited adventure.
"Synopsis" by , Today, nearly forty years after his death, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck remains one of Americ‛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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