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East of Eden

East of Eden

Author: John Steinbeck
Series: Penguin Modern Classics Ser.
$19.99(AUD)  inc GST
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Description

A masterpiece of Biblical scope, and the magnum opus of one of America’s most enduring authors, in a commemorative hardcover edition
 
In his journal, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck called East of Eden "the first book," and indeed it has the primordial power and simplicity of myth. Set in the rich farmland of California's Salinas Valley, this sprawling and often brutal novel follows the intertwined destinies of two families—the Trasks and the Hamiltons—whose generations helplessly reenact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel.

The masterpiece of Steinbeck’s later years, East of Eden is a work in which Steinbeck created his most mesmerizing characters and explored his most enduring themes: the mystery of identity, the inexplicability of love, and the murderous consequences of love's absence. Adapted for the 1955 film directed by Elia Kazan introducing James Dean, and read by thousands as the book that brought Oprah’s Book Club back, East of Eden has remained vitally present in American culture for over half a century.

Author description

Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck is remembered as one of the greatest and best-loved American writers of the twentieth century. His complete works will be published in Penguin Modern Classics.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9780141185071
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : September 2000
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 27mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 601
  • : 813.52
  • : en
  • : 1003
  • : Paperback
  • : John Steinbeck