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The Long Valley (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)

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First published in 1938, this volume of stories collected with the encouragement of his longtime editor Pascal Covici serves as a wonderful introduction to the work of Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck. Set in the beautiful Salinas Valley of California, where simple people farm the land and struggle to find a place for themselves in the world, these stories reflect Steinbecks characteristic interests: the tensions between town and country, laborers and owners, past and present. Included here are the O. Henry Prize-winning story “The Murder”; “The Chrysanthemums,” perhaps Steinbecks most challenging story, both personally and artistically; “Flight,” “The Snake,” “The White Quail,” and the classic tales of “The Red Pony.” With an introduction and notes by John H. Timmerman.

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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. 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 readers?and to the many who revisit them again and again."

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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. Nearly all of his books are available in Penguin Classics.

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megcampbell3, December 31, 2007 (view all comments by megcampbell3)
"The Long Valley" is a collection of short, memorable stories by the inimitable John Steinbeck that begins with the often-assigned "Chrysanthemum" and ends with the often-required "The Red Pony". While this collection isn't as pitch-perfect as some of Steinbeck's longer works, its flaws are few and its stories are both enduring and very often endearing. "The Red Pony" is especially wonderful, as is "Saint Katy the Virgin" and "Johnny Bear". These stories are read and reread through the generations for good reason. If you've never read any Steinbeck, these stories are a wonderful introduction. But don’t leave off here—his novels are of the same ilk, yet even more illuminating.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780140187458
Author:
Steinbeck, John
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Introduction by:
Timmerman, John H.
Introduction:
Timmerman, John H.
Author:
Timmerman, John H.
Location:
New York:
Subject:
General
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Salinas River Valley (Calif.)
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Revised
Series:
Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics
Series Volume:
no. 20
Publication Date:
19950831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
7.94x5.06x.51 in. .42 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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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. 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 readers?and to the many who revisit them again and again."

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