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East of Eden (Penguin Modern Classics) by [John Steinbeck, David Wyatt]

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East of Eden (Penguin Modern Classics) New Ed Edition, Kindle Edition

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By the Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature

"A novel planned on the grandest possible scale . . . One of those occasions when a writer has aimed high and then summoned every ounce of energy, talent, seriousness, and passion of which he was capable. . . . It is an entirely interesting and impressive book." --The New York Herald Tribune

"A fantasia and myth . . . A strange and original work of art." --The New York Times Book Review

"A moving, crying pageant with wilderness strengths." --Carl Sandburg

"When the book club ended a year ago, I said I would bring it back when I found the book that was moving . . . and this is a great one. I read it for myself for the first time and then I had some friends read it. And we think it might be the best novel we've ever read!" --Oprah Winfrey --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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'Our species is the only creative species, and it has only one creative instrument, the individual mind and spirit of a man.'

California's fertile Salinas Valley is home to two families whose destinies are fruitfully, and fatally, intertwined. Over the generations, between the beginning of the twentieth century and the end of the First World War, the Trasks and the Hamiltons will helplessly replay the fall of Adam and Eve and the murderous rivalry of Cain and Abel.

East of Eden was considered by Steinbeck to be his magnum opus, and its epic scope and memorable characters, exploring universal themes of love and identity, ensure it remains one of America's most enduring novels.

--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • ASIN : B002RI9K5Y
  • Publisher : Penguin; New Ed edition (7 September 2000)
  • Language : English
  • File size : 1773 KB
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 612 pages
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Because East of Eden was written in 1952 it is not cluttered with the false sentimentality that is found on soo much modern writings. The story concerns the interwoven lives of two families living in the Salinas Valley in California just before the outbreak of the first world war. It is also a study in sibling competitions for the affections of parents and at times makes for uncomfortable reading. The most unforgettable character in this story is Cathy Ames for reasons that any reader will always remember. This is a superb book.
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