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 so much enduring authors

In his magazine, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck referred to as East of Eden "the first book," and certainly it has the primordial energy and straightforwardness of fantasy. Set within the wealthy farmland of California's Salinas Valley, this sprawling and infrequently 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 competition of Cain and Abel.

The masterpiece of Steinbeck’s later years, East of Eden is a piece during which Steinbeck created his such a lot captivating 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 skim through millions because the booklet that introduced Oprah’s e-book membership again, East of Eden has remained vitally found in American tradition for over part a century.

This Penguin Classics version positive aspects an creation via David Wyatt.

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