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The Pearl - John Steinbeck
The Pearl
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When the news of Kino's great find—the "Pearl of the World"—spreads through the small town, no one suspects its power to deceive, to corrupt, to destroy Like his father and grandfather before him, Kino is a poor diver, gathering pearls from the gulf beds that once brought great wealth to the... show more
When the news of Kino's great find—the "Pearl of the World"—spreads through the small town, no one suspects its power to deceive, to corrupt, to destroy
Like his father and grandfather before him, Kino is a poor diver, gathering pearls from the gulf beds that once brought great wealth to the Kings of Spain and now provide Kino, Juana, and their infant son with meager subsistence. Then, on a day like any other, Kino emerges from the sea with a pearl as large as a sea gull's egg, as "perfect as the moon." With the pearl comes hope, the promise of comfort and of security . . .

A story of classic simplicity, based on a Mexican folk tale, The Pearl explores the secrets of man's nature, the darkest depths of evil, and the luminous possibilities of love.  

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Format: papier
ISBN: 9780140177374
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 96
Edition language: English
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3.0 Review of The Pearl by John Steinbeck
This was a novella from Steinbeck that was honestly very depressing. Without giving any of the story away, the book looks at depressing poverty and the influence that the chance of riches can have on a family's life. Worth the read for any fans of Steinbeck.
MadgeWhitlin
MadgeWhitlin rated it
3.0 The Pearl
Review to come later when I've thought more about it...
nente
nente rated it
1.0 The Pearl
I found the style rather forced, and the overflowing didactism wouldn't have gone well even if I could agree with the message. Which is, let me tell you: don't try to better yourself, if you were born poor and without education don't try for an education for your kids, 'cause for that you need money...
Mrs. Claus' Tea Shop
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5.0 Creepy Yet Thrilling
TW: domestic violence Wow, Steinbeck doesn't pull punches. I did not see that ending coming. This is a short novel (87 pages) that was creepy, dark, and thrilling. I have so much to say, but since it is a short novel, I don't want to give away the entire book. Yeah, this is probably one of the b...
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5.0 Wealth
This book is a reminder of what really matters most in life.It shows how greed can take over a person's life;how material possessions can change people.How strong is your integrity? Your belief? Your happiness?Would it change you?
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