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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User 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

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User 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

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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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