The Long Valley

Paperback | August 1, 1995

byJohn SteinbeckIntroduction byJohn H. Timmerman

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First published in 1938, this volume of stories collected with the encouragement of his longtime editor Pascal Covici serves as a wonderful introduction to the work of Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck. Set in the beautiful Salinas Valley of California, where simple people farm the land and struggle to find a place for themselves in the world, these stories reflect Steinbeck’s characteristic interests: the tensions between town and country, laborers and owners, past and present. Included here are the O. Henry Prize-winning story “The Murder”; “The Chrysanthemums,” perhaps Steinbeck’s most challenging story, both personally and artistically; “Flight,” “The Snake,” “The White Quail,” and the classic tales of “The Red Pony.” With an introduction and notes by John H. Timmerman.

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Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck has handed down some of the most widely praised and relevant novels in American literature including his masterpiece, The Grapes of Wrath. With the same humanity, wisdom and warmth that he poured into that novel he extends to the shorter works collected in The Long Valley. Set in the Salinas Va...

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First published in 1938, this volume of stories collected with the encouragement of his longtime editor Pascal Covici serves as a wonderful introduction to the work of Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck. Set in the beautiful Salinas Valley of California, where simple people farm the land and struggle to find a place for themselves in th...

John Steinbeck, born in Salinas, California, in 1902, grew up in a fertile agricultural valley, about twenty-five miles from the Pacific Coast. Both the valley and the coast would serve as settings for some of his best fiction. In 1919 he went to Stanford University, where he intermittently enrolled in literature and writing courses un...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 7.8 × 5 × 0.5 inPublished:August 1, 1995Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck has handed down some of the most widely praised and relevant novels in American literature including his masterpiece, The Grapes of Wrath. With the same humanity, wisdom and warmth that he poured into that novel he extends to the shorter works collected in The Long Valley. Set in the Salinas Valley of California, these tales tell of ordinary people caught up in extraordinary experiences as they struggle to find their place in the world. First published in 1938, this volume is a classic and is must-reading for Steinbeck enthusiasts.

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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)"