To a God Unknown

Product Number: EB00401419
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781440674396
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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Ancient pagan beliefs, the great Greek epics, and the Bible all inform this extraordinary novel by Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck, which occupied him for more than five difficult years. While fulfilling his dead father's dream of creating a prosperous farm in California, Joseph Wayne comes to believe that a magnificent tree on the farm embodies his father's spirit. His brothers and their families share in Joseph's prosperity, and the farm flourishes-until one brother, frightened by Joseph's pagan belief, kills the tree, allowing disease and famine to descend on the farm. Set in familiar Steinbeck country, To a God Unknown is a mystical tale, exploring one man's attempt to control the forces of nature and, ultimately, to understand the ways of God and the forces of the unconscious within. This edition features an introduction and notes by Steinbeck scholar Robert DeMott. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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Author(s): John Steinbeck
Original Publish Date: Aug 01, 1995

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Author(s): John Steinbeck
Narrator(s): Jonathan Davis
Product Number C00845
Released: Jan 16, 2013
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ISBN: #9781470319755
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Author(s): John Steinbeck
Narrator(s): Jonathan Davis
Product Number Z05669
Released: Jan 01, 2013
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ISBN: #9781470319762

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