The Winter of Our Discontent
From a swashbuckling pirate fantasy to a meditation on American morality?two classic Steinbeck novels make their black spine debutsIN AWARDING John Steinbeck the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature, the Nobel committee stated that with The Winter of Our Discontent, he had ?resumed his position as an... show more
From a swashbuckling pirate fantasy to a meditation on American morality?two classic Steinbeck novels make their black spine debutsIN AWARDING John Steinbeck the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature, the Nobel committee stated that with The Winter of Our Discontent, he had ?resumed his position as an independent expounder of the truth, with an unbiased instinct for what is genuinely American.? Ethan Allen Hawley, the protagonist of the novel, works as a clerk in a grocery store that his family once owned. With the decline in their status, his wife is restless, and his teenage children are hungry for the tantalizing material comforts he cannot provide. Then one day, in a moment of moral crisis, Ethan decides to take a holiday from his own scrupulous standards.
Publish date: 2008-08-26
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
Another solid read from Steinbeck. This novella looks at a simple town that is conquered by an enemy and then the interactions between the conquerors and the conquered. It is basically a basic character study of how people and groups would behaving in this situation. It was interesting but not neces...
The moon is down by John SteinbeckHad no idea what this book was even about, had just seen who it was by and knew I wanted to read it.I'm often asked who I'd want to have dinner with and I would always pick John Steinbeck. Have read many of this other works and have enjoyed them.This one is about wa...
The topic of John Steinbeck's final novel is amazingly acute today although it was first published more than fifty years ago... it's a novel revolving around morals in a money-centred modern world. The Winter of Our Discontent is the story of a good and honest man who finds his morals corrupted by...
Information First published in 1943. My copy had 110 pages and is published by Meulenhoff (a Dutch company). The premise "The Moon Is Down" explores the effects of invasion on both the conquered and the conquerors. Occupied by enemy troops, a small, peaceful town comes face-to-face with evil impos...
I very much enjoyed this novel. A study in morality, it is both humorous and heart breaking. Steinbeck is a true master of his art. An absolutely perfect piece.