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East of Eden - John Steinbeck
East of Eden
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In his journal, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck called East of Eden "the first book," and indeed it has the primordial power and simplicity of myth. Set in the rich farmland of California's Salinas Valley, this sprawling and often brutal novel follows the intertwined destinies of two... show more
In his journal, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck called East of Eden "the first book," and indeed it has the primordial power and simplicity of myth. Set in the rich farmland of California's Salinas Valley, this sprawling and often brutal novel follows the intertwined destinies of two families—the Trasks and the Hamiltons—whose generations helplessly reenact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel. The masterpiece of Steinbeck’s later years, East of Eden is a work in which Steinbeck created his most mesmerizing characters and explored his most enduring themes: the mystery of identity, the inexplicability of love, and the murderous consequences of love's absence.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140186390 (0140186395)
ASIN: 140186395
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 602
Edition language: English
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Thalia @ Pictures in the Words
Thalia @ Pictures in the Words rated it
4.0 East of Eden (Review)
I had been afraid that, when I didn’t like Of Mice and Men, I was doomed to dislike Steinbeck, one of the supposedly greatest writers of the twentieth century. Then, I was pulled in the opposite direction when I fell in love with The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights. I needed something else...
Pablos czytelnik
Pablos czytelnik rated it
4.5 O Adamie, Kainie i Ablu, tylko trochę inaczej, opowiada J. Steinbeck
Nie ma sensu się rozwodzić - to świetna książka. I bardzo prosta w odbiorze, jeśli ktoś się boi różnego rodzaju klasyki, może przestać - sama się czyta. Myślę, że jest tak łatwa i przyjemna w odbiorze, że w ogóle można by zacząć czytanie książek od niej (no dobra, od “Mysz i ludzi” a potem od niej)....
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
5.0 East of Eden by John Steinbeck
it was amazing bookshelves: published-1952, spring-2011, north-americas, families, classic, nobel-laureate, historical-fiction, epic-proportions, lifestyles-deathstyles, philosophy, period-piece, recreational-homicide, war, wwi, winter-20152016, lit-richer-jan-2016, re-visit-2016, us-california, pa...
Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it
5.0 East of Eden
And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD.And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an o...
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even with nougat, you can have a perfect moment rated it
5.0 East of Eden
This book is beautiful. It's so simply written and yet it explores the complexity of a million different issues with a deft hand. Yes, it is flawed - but it hardly matters when it offers the kind of reading experience that it does. I get the feeling your perspective has a lot to do with how you i...
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