Travels with Charley in Search of America: 50th Anniversary Edition (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

Travels with Charley in Search of America: 50th Anniversary Edition (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

John Steinbeck


An intimate trip throughout and looking for the United States, as advised by way of one in all its such a lot loved writers, in a deluxe centennial edition

In September 1960, John Steinbeck launched into a trip throughout the United States. He felt that he may have misplaced contact with the rustic, with its speech, the scent of its grass and bushes, its colour and caliber of sunshine, the heart beat of its humans. To reassure himself, he set out on a voyage of rediscovery of the yank identification, observed via a exotic French poodle named Charley; and driving in a three-quarter-ton pickup truck named Rocinante.
 
His direction took him via nearly 40 states: northward from new york to Maine; during the Midwest to Chicago; onward in terms of Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana (with which he fell in love), and Idaho to Seattle, south to San Francisco and his birthplace, Salinas; eastward throughout the Mojave, New Mexico, Arizona, to the substantial hospitality of Texas, to New Orleans and a surprising drama of desegregation; ultimately, at the final leg, via Alabama, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey to New York.
 
Travels with Charley looking for America is an intimate examine certainly one of America's such a lot cherished writers within the later years of his life—a self-portrait of a guy who by no means wrote an specific autobiography. Written in the course of a time of upheaval and racial pressure within the South—which Steinbeck witnessed firsthand—Travels with Charley is a beautiful evocation of the USA at the eve of a tumultuous decade. This Penguin Classics Deluxe version additionally gains French flaps and deckle-edged paper.

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