East of Eden

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Penguin Books Limited, Sep 7, 2000 - Fiction - 640 pages
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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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This is a beautiful paperback

User Review  - waterwagen - Overstock.com

A great book and this binding is really excellent. The deckleedged pages are very nice and the overall package makes for a pleasing book. Highly recommended. Read full review

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User Review  - thebookmagpie - LibraryThing

This book is beautiful. It's so simply written and yet it explores the complexity of a million different issues with a deft hand. Yes, it is flawed - but it hardly matters when it offers the kind of ... Read full review

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About the author (2000)

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.

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