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John Steinbeck knew and understood America and Americans better than any other writer of the twentieth century. (The Dallas Morning News) A man whose work was equal to the vast social themes that drove him. (Don DeLillo)"
JOHN STEINBECK (19021968) was born in Salinas, California. He worked as a laborer and a journalist, and in 1935, when he published Tortilla Flat, he achieved popular success and financial security. Steinbeck wrote more than twenty-five novels and won the Nobel Prize in 1962. Nearly all of his books are available in Penguin Classics. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.See all Editorial Reviews
Filled with delightful humor and likable drunks this book shows Steinbeck capacity for beautiful, yet tight, passages. Read morePublished 2 days ago by dante milton
Classic Steinbeck. Great characters and a series of short stories woven into the narrative. A classic.Published 13 days ago by Michael Sahlen
I loved it when the paper-bound version came out and everyone was talking about it. I was a teenager then, and I still loved it as an octogenarian. Read morePublished 16 days ago by James E. Woods
This is a tale of friends who made the best of the good times and worked together through the hard times.Published 1 month ago by Victoria D'Ambrosia
I listened to this audiobook while on a four-day backpacking trip in Olympic National Park. Steinbeck's portrayal of Danny and his rapscallion friends in 1920's Monterrey is... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Bill Fulton
It is no wonder that Steinbeck is so highly acclaimed . His words in places are so descriptive I am transported there and have no doubt what the scenery looks like. Read morePublished 2 months ago by CTS
A must to read.
Wonderfull book , one of the best American wrighters, funny, well written and should be read
by all Californians!
Steinbeck is simply one of the very best writers America has produced. Everything by him bears multiple readings over a period of years. This one is particularly unique.Published 3 months ago by CORD