Bombs Away by John SteinbeckA magnificent volume of short novels and an essential World War II report from one of America's great twentieth-century writers. A nonfiction account of Steinbeck's experiences with U.S. Army Air Force bomber crews during World War II.
Cup of Gold by John SteinbeckA STANDOUT in the Steinbeck canon, Cup of Gold is edgy and adventurous, brash and distrustful of society, and sure to add a new dimension to the common perception of this all-American writer. Steinbeck? s first novel and sole work of historical fiction contains themes that resonate throughout the author? s prodigious body of work. From the mid-1650s through the 1660s, Henry...
East of Eden by John SteinbeckThe masterpiece of Steinbeck's later years, East of Eden is the powerful and vastly ambitious novel that is both family saga and a modern retelling of the book of Genesis.
In Dubious Battle by John SteinbeckThis 1936 novel - set in the California apple country - portrays a strike by migrant workers that metamorphoses from principled defiance into blind fanaticism.
Of Mice and Men by John SteinbeckThe tragic story of the complex bond between two migrant laborers in Central California. They are George Milton and Lennie Small, itinerant ranch hands who dream of one day owning a small farm. George acts as a father figure to Lennie, who is a very large, simple-minded man, calming him and helping to rein in his immense physical strength.
The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights by John SteinbeckSteinbeck's retelling of Malory's beloved Arthurian stories will capture the attention and imagination of legions of Steinbeck fans, including those who love Arthurian romances, as well as countless readers of science fiction and fantasy literature. Featuring the icons of Arthurian legend - including King Arthur, Merlin, Morgan le Fay, the incomparable Queen Guinevere, and...
The Grapes Of Wrath by John SteinbeckSet during the Great Depression, the novel focuses on a poor family of sharecroppers, the Joads, driven from their home by drought, economic hardship, and changes in the agriculture industry. In a nearly hopeless situation, they set out for California's Central Valley along with thousands of other "Okies" in search of land, jobs, and dignity.
The Moon Is Down by John SteinbeckOriginally published at the zenith of Nazi Germany's power, Steinbeck's fable "The Moon Is Down" explores the effects of invasion on both the conquered and the conquerors. Occupied by enemy troops, a small, peaceable town comes face-to-face with evil imposed from the outside and betrayal from within the close-knit community. As he delves into the motivations and emotions of...
The Pearl by John SteinbeckThe story of the Mexican diver Kino, whose discovery of a magnificent pearl from the Gulf beds means the promise of a better life for his impoverished family. His dream blinds him to the greed and suspicions the pearl arouses in him and his neighbors, and even his loving wife Juana cannot temper his obsession or stem the events leading to tragedy.
The Winter of Our Discontent by John SteinbeckEthan Allen Hawley works as a clerk in a grocery store that his family once owned. With Ethan no longer a member of Long Island's aristocratic class, 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...
Travels With Charley by John SteinbeckIn 1960, when he was almost 60 years old, Steinbeck set out to rediscover his native land. Accompanied only by a French poodle named Charley, he traveled the length and the breadth of the United States. He outfought a hurricane in New York and drank cognac in Maine with a family of migrant farm workers. He renewed old acquaintances in California and attended a modern...
Books of the 1940's
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Books that became Movies
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classic american literature
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King Arthur's Legends Retold
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Penguin books are easily some of the most recognisable. Each of these books has been published by Penguin. Can you match these famous characters to their titles?Multiple Choice, played 164 times.
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Where the Wind Blows
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