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The Pearl

The Pearl

  • Title: The Pearl
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  • ISBN : 9780140177374
  • Format : Mass Market Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 90 pages


A retelling of an old Mexican folk tale involving the discovery of a great pearl and the ensuing misfortune of the fisherman who found it.Today, nearly forty years after his death, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck remains one of America s greatest writers and cultural figures Over the next year, his many works published as black spine Penguin Classics for the first time A retelling of an old Mexican folk tale involving the discovery of a great pearl and the ensuing misfortune of the fisherman who found it.Today, nearly forty years after his death, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck remains one of America s greatest writers and cultural figures Over the next year, his many works published as black spine Penguin Classics for the first time and will feature eye catching, newly commissioned art Penguin Classics is proud to present these seminal works to a new generation of readers and to the many who revisit them again and again


Author John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck III was an American writer He wrote the Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Grapes of Wrath, published in 1939 and the novella Of Mice and Men, published in 1937 In all, he wrote twenty five books, including sixteen novels, six non fiction books and several collections of short stories In 1962 Steinbeck received the Nobel Prize for Literature.Steinbeck grew up in the Salinas Valley




The Pearl Reviews (31)

  • John Steinbeck s chilling novella The Pearl is the short story selection in the group catching up on classics for January 2017 In his retelling of a Mexican folktale, Steinbeck tells the tale of a fisherman named Kino who finds the pearl of the world on one of his dives Showing how money is the root [..]

  • Steinbeck does it again All my experiences with his writings have been fantastic Every word, every description, every plot point, every twist perfect The Pearl is very short but very amazing It is a tale of greed and how people around wealth or who come upon sudden wealth are affected Many of us thi [..]

  • Innocence turning to greed, and how people react to another man s good fortune, is the major theme of John Steinbeck s popular novella, The Pearl, set apparently in the early 20th century, the author is rather vague on the subject in the then small, sleepy town, now a major city of La Paz, Baja Cali [..]

  • It was a morning like other mornings and yet perfect among mornings This novella opens with the simple contentment of a young Mexican pearlfisher at peace with his life, wife, and baby, living in a tightknit community, and accompanied by the Song of the Family that plays in his mind.Pearls, [..]

  • Overall, it s just not very good I keep debating whether I should rate it one star or two, but ultimately the Goodreads definition of the two star rating, it was ok, pushes me over the edge It wasn t ok nothing about this was ok.The writing style is bad, though I haven t read enough Steinbeck to kno [..]

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