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February 27 marks the great Steinbeck's 100th birthday, and the publishing world is celebrating appropriately. The Library of America volume collects the author's little-known 1942 novel The Moon Is Down along with popular standards Cannery Row (1945), The Pearl (1947), and East of Eden (1952). If you prefer individual copies, Penguin is also releasing top-quality paperback Centennial Editions of several of Steinbeck's titles, which in addition to those listed above and those in the Library of America collection include his travelog Travels with Charley in Search of America (ISBN 0-14-200070-1) and the Pulitzer Prize winner The Grapes of Wrath (ISBN 0-14-200066-3), perhaps the greatest American novel of the 20th century. Penguin, which publishes Steinbeck's 26 works, reports that the volumes still sell more than one million copies annually. Happy birthday, big guy!
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“[The Pearl] has the distinction and sincerity that are evident in everything he writes.”The New Yorker
“Form is the most important thing about him. It is at its best in this work.” Commonweal
“[Steinbeck has] long trained his prose style for such a task as this: that supple unstrained, muscular power, responsive to the slightest pull of the reins.”Chicago Sunday TimesSee all Product Description
It is a jewel of a book.... everything that Steinbeck wrote is worth reading... as a matter of fact, I am rereading East of Eden and Grapes of Wrath because as you get older, you... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Claudette Hamel
This book was not any average happy ending fairytale anecdote. It was one that showed the true hardships in life, the violence, cruelty, and betrayal of the human race. Read morePublished 4 months ago by vasukie asirwatham
Fables allow us to tell simple stories that resonate in complex situations. The Pearl tells the tale of a poor pearl diver who finds a pearl of incredible value. Read morePublished 14 months ago by SnowPharoah
Steinbeck proves that morality tales don't have to be preachy and annoying in this fine, short work. The discovery of a highly valuable pearl unleashes a sequence if ugly events. Read morePublished on Jan. 3 2013 by Rodge
Thank you for the fast shipping and the great condition. The book is great, very useful with my students! They've learned a lot!Published on Feb. 16 2012 by JP Morency
The Pearl is essentially a morality tale about how the pursuit of wealth can lead to unhappiness. Perhaps that is unfair; putting it that way conjures up images of preachiness and... Read morePublished on April 12 2009 by Oliver
Kino and his wife, Juana, have a beautiful baby boy, but one morning he gets stung by a scorpion. He is rushed to the doctor, who will not treat him because they have no form of... Read morePublished on Sept. 7 2007 by TeensReadToo