East of Eden
Set in the rich farmland of the Salinas Valley, California, this powerful, often brutal novel, follows the interwined destinies of two families - the Trasks and the Hamiltons - whose generations hopelessly re-enact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel. Here Steinbeck created some of his most memorable characters and explored his most enduring themes: the mystery of indentity; the inexplicability of love, and the murderous consequences of love's absence.
Contains an introduction by David Wyatt, as well as suggestions for further reading of acclaimed criticisms and references.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Novak - LibraryThing
East of Eden: Read once more in Dec 2017. A wonderful story of an America now disappeared into history. Almost everyone I have ever met is reflected in the characters on the pages here and I love the way JS gives himself a little cameo appearance as a small child in Salinas along the way. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - krizia_lazaro - LibraryThing
Finally after 3 months I was able to finish it. It was not an easy peat, this was not an easy book to read. You need a lot of time to contemplate and think. I fell in love with the characters ... Read full review