East of Eden

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Author(s): John Steinbeck
Original Publish Date: Feb 05, 2002
Product Number: EB00388574
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781440631320
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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Description

A masterpiece of Biblical scope, and the magnum opus of one of America's most enduring authors, in a commemorative hardcover edition 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. Adapted for the 1955 film directed by Elia Kazan introducing James Dean, and read by thousands as the book that brought Oprah's Book Club back, East of Eden has remained vitally present in American culture for over half a century.

All formats/editions

CD
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Author(s): John Steinbeck
Narrator(s): Richard Poe
Product Number C2377
Released: Aug 28, 2003
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781402566486
eAudio
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Author(s): John Steinbeck
Narrator(s): Richard Poe
Product Number Z3423
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781449883928

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