East of Eden
'There is only one book to a man,' Steinbeck wrote of East of Eden, his most ambitious novel. Set in the rich farmland of the Salinas Valley, California, this powerful, often brutal novel, follows the intertwined destinies of two families - the Trasks and the Hamiltons - whose generations... show more
'There is only one book to a man,' Steinbeck wrote of East of Eden, his most ambitious novel. Set in the rich farmland of the Salinas Valley, California, this powerful, often brutal novel, follows the intertwined destinies of two families - the Trasks and the Hamiltons - whose generations hopelessly re-enact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel. Here Steinbeck created some of his most memorable characters and explored his most enduring themes: the mystery of identity; the inexplicability of love, and the murderous consequences of love's absence.
Publish date: 2000-09-02
Pages no: 602
Edition language: English
I want people like Samuel Hamilton and Lee in my life. I know that I'll return to this book just to hang out with them again.
This isn't a review, just my rambling thoughts immediately after finishing this book.Finishing this book feels like An Accomplishment, if you know what I mean. I don't know what it is about Steinbeck's writing--which I love, or at least I've loved his writing in [b:The Pearl|5308|The Pearl|John Stei...
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...
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)....
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