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In Nobel Prize winner John Steinbecks beautifully rendered depictions of small yet fateful moments that transform ordinary lives, these twelve early stories introduce both the subject and style of artistic expression that recur in the most important works of his career. Each of these self-contained stories is linked to the others by the presence of the Munroes, a family whose misguided behavior and lack of sensitivity precipitate disasters and tragedies. As the individual dramas unfold, Steinbeck reveals the self-deceptions, intellectual limitations, and emotional vulnerabilities that shape the characters reactions and gradually erode the harmony and dreams that once formed the foundation of the community. This edition includes an introduction and notes by James Nagel.

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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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Includes bibliographical references (p. [xxx]-xxxi).

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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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thefrenchcellist, February 6, 2007 (view all comments by thefrenchcellist)
This was an excellent book. it had so much layering and meaning and it was all around and intersting book. i would really recommend the book to anyone. Although it seems really odd at first (and trust me the book has a lot of different characters) it has a lot of meaning that makes it an incredible piece of art!
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ISBN:
9780140187489
Introduction:
Nagel, James
Notes by:
Nagel, James
Introduction by:
Nagel, James
Introduction:
Nagel, James
Author:
Steinbeck, John
Author:
Nagel, James
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
California
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Farm life
Subject:
Rural families
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Family -- California -- Fiction.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Revised
Series:
Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century
Series Volume:
no. 969
Publication Date:
19950431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.80x5.10x.46 in. .39 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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