East of Eden

East of Eden

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 07/09/2000
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'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.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141185071
  • Number of pages: 640
  • Weight: 436g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 27 mm

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East of Eden
A really good book
I read of mice and men in school and it was okay, but the East of Eden I enjoyed much more! John Steinbeck's way of writing is truly beautiful and he can e... READ MORE
East of Eden
Steinbeck's Masterpiece
As part of our local public library's second annual Reading Challenge, I chose to read East of Eden. I had read quite a number of Steinbeck's works, liki... READ MORE
John Vance Snow