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East of Eden

by John Steinbeck
Other David Wyatt

Penguin Classics | January 13, 1993 | Trade Paperback

4.4483 out of 5 rating. 29 Reviews

In his journal, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck called East of Eden "the first book," and indeed it has the primordial power and simplicity of myth. Set in the rich farmland of California''s Salinas Valley, this sprawling and often brutal novel follows the intertwined destinies of two families—the Trasks and the Hamiltons—whose generations helplessly reenact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel. The masterpiece of Steinbeck's later years, East of Eden is a work in which Steinbeck created his most mesmerizing characters and explored his most enduring themes: the mystery of identity, the inexplicability of love, and the murderous consequences of love''s absence.

This edition features an introduction by David Wyatt.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 640 Pages, 4.72 × 7.48 × 0.79 in

Published: January 13, 1993

Publisher: Penguin Classics

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0140186395

ISBN - 13: 9780140186390

Found in: Literary

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East of Eden

East of Eden

by John Steinbeck
Other David Wyatt

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 640 Pages, 4.72 × 7.48 × 0.79 in

Published: January 13, 1993

Publisher: Penguin Classics

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0140186395

ISBN - 13: 9780140186390

From the Publisher

In his journal, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck called East of Eden "the first book," and indeed it has the primordial power and simplicity of myth. Set in the rich farmland of California''s Salinas Valley, this sprawling and often brutal novel follows the intertwined destinies of two families—the Trasks and the Hamiltons—whose generations helplessly reenact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel. The masterpiece of Steinbeck's later years, East of Eden is a work in which Steinbeck created his most mesmerizing characters and explored his most enduring themes: the mystery of identity, the inexplicability of love, and the murderous consequences of love''s absence.

This edition features an introduction by David Wyatt.

About the Author

JOHN STEINBECK (1902?1968) 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.

From Our Editors

California's Salinas Valley is the proving grounds for John Steinbeck's version of Cain and Abel. East of Eden runs the course of two generations from the end of the American Civil War to the Beginning of the First World War. Adam Trask is innocent and fair. His wild brother Charles isn't - he sleeps with Adam's prostitute bride, the manipulative Cathy Ames, on the wedding night. Twins fall from her womb just days before she shoots her husband and runs off, leaving him to care for Aron and Caleb. The epic story of these lives, filled with heartbreak, betrayal and hope, consistently barters with human emotions in its convincing attempt to render the world conflicted.

Editorial Reviews

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)"

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