East of Eden (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)

East of Eden (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)

John Steinbeck

A masterpiece of Biblical scope, and the magnum opus of 1 of America’s such a lot enduring authors

In his magazine, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck known as East of Eden "the first book," and certainly it has the primordial energy and straightforwardness of fable. Set within the wealthy farmland of California's Salinas Valley, this sprawling and sometimes brutal novel follows the intertwined destinies of 2 families—the Trasks and the Hamiltons—whose generations helplessly reenact the autumn of Adam and Eve and the toxic contention of Cain and Abel.

The masterpiece of Steinbeck’s later years, East of Eden is a piece within which Steinbeck created his so much enchanting characters and explored his so much enduring topics: the secret of identification, the inexplicability of affection, and the murderous results of love's absence. tailored for the 1955 movie directed through Elia Kazan introducing James Dean and browse by way of millions because the e-book that introduced Oprah’s booklet membership again, East of Eden has remained vitally found in American tradition for over part a century.

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