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"A novel planned on the grandest possible scale...One of those occasions when a writer has aimed high and then summoned every ounce of energy, talent, seriousness, and passion of which he was capable...It is an entirely interesting and impressive book."
—The New York Herald Tribune
"A fantasia and myth...a strange and original work of art."
—The New York Times Book Review
"A moving, crying pageant with wilderness strengths."
No writer is more quintessentially American than John Steinbeck. Born in 1902 in Salinas, California, Steinbeck attended Stanford University before working at a series of mostly blue-collar jobs and embarking on his literary career. Profoundly committed to social progress, he used his writing to raise issues of labor exploitation and the plight of the common man, penning some of the greatest American novels of the twentieth century and winning such prestigious awards as the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. He received the Nobel Prize in 1962, "for his realistic and imaginative writings, combining as they do sympathetic humour and keen social perception." Today, more than thirty years after his death, he remains one of America's greatest writers and cultural figures. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
had no idea this was a classic until after I read it. long, interesting read. not normally my style but I was dared by a friend. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I think it might be one I got a few years ago but cannot find, I will know once I start reading it again, I will know for sure.Published 9 months ago by frances poirier
Every person should read this - doesn't matter who your favorite authors are, you will like this. And it should be a graduation present for every kid coming out of high school if... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Brett Matthews
This is the first thing I've ever read that is not science, psychology, business, etc. and I absolutely couldn't put it down. I read the entire book in two giant power sessions. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Alex Drysdale - Crik Nutrition
I'm still reading this book and thoroughly enjoying the story. It took me awhile to get use to John Steinbeck's style of writing but he's up there with my favourites now.Published 23 months ago by Gary Miller
I ordered the book to be delivered between March 22-29 as I was moving by April 7th. The book never arrived. Read morePublished on April 11 2011 by Brianna
This book was amazing. With so many other reviews out there, there is doubtful anything I can add that is new but I felt I had to write a review because I loved this story so much. Read morePublished on Feb. 22 2011 by Kirstie
East of Eden is primarily set in the Salinas Valley, California in the time period between 1900 and 1918. Read morePublished on Nov. 3 2010 by Jennifer Cameron-Smith
Critics of this novel will tell you that it's a heavy-handed, melodramatic, bloated example of literary self indulgence; and frankly these are valid complaints. Read morePublished on Nov. 7 2009 by J. Norburn