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The Winter of Our Discontent - John Steinbeck, Susan Shillinglaw
The Winter of Our Discontent
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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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780143039488 (0143039482)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
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Lagraziana's Kalliopeion
Lagraziana's Kalliopeion rated it
3.5 A Man Passed by Time: The Winter of Our Discontent by John Steinbeck
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...
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt rated it
5.0
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.
BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it
3.5 The Winter of Our Discontent
I am not sure John Steinbeck would approve of my saying this but to me his books are comfort reads. Not because his books set out to fill me with a warm fuzzy feeling. And not because Steinbeck's protagonists are shining examples of successful individuals who are something to aspire to. Steinbeck...
travelin
travelin rated it
3.0 The Winter of Our Discontent
Last novel for Steinbeck, cynical and ever more unbelievable, without the passion for wet fields which can so often send him flying into the corn.
Kris' Books.
Kris' Books. rated it
An interesting and effervescent novel. The central topic in this book regards an idea which appeals to me- whether it is more possible to succeed in life wholeheartedly following ethical morals or on the pretext of following some given morals, rather than completely coasting along a highway of profl...
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