Steinbeck John




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From all of Steinbeck’s works, East of Eden is the most epic and the most ambitious.

The novel narrates the tale of two families, the Trasks and the Hamiltons who live in Salinas Valley in California. The characters of the book portray the biblical story of Cain and Abel.

Being realistic and at the same time based to a mythical, archetypical conception of the world as the arena where good fights evil, John Steinbeck manages to create some of the most memorable characters, like Cathy who incarnates the absolute malice which she surpasses through the cold inhumanity of a machine. However, we also meet Cathy’s opposite the wise Chinese survant, Lee.

The second part of the book became a movie by Elia Kazan (1955) which had the same title with the book and James Dean impersonating lead character Caleb Trask, a Cain that in the end manages to free himself from the weight of his guilt. Julie Harris played Abra Bacon, a courageous and mature woman that wavers between two Trask brothers.

Considered a true classic, East of Eden is being ceaselessly read from its first edition in 1952 till this day.

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Pages 664
Dimensions 14,5x20,5
Availability Άμεσα Διαθέσιμο
Weight 731 g


Soft cover




Markopoulos Mixalis



Published Date 14/11/2016
ISBN 978-960-569-605-4

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John Ernst Steinbeck, Jr. (February 27, 1902 – December 20, 1968) was an American author of twenty-seven books, including sixteen novels, six non-fiction books, and five collections of short stories. He is widely known for the multi-generation epic East of Eden, the novella Of Mice and Men, The Pulitzer Prize-winning The Grapes of Wrath, widely attributed to be part of the American Literary Canon. In the first 75 years since it was published, it sold 14 million copies. The winner of the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature he has been called "a giant of American letters". His works are widely read abroad and many of his works are considered classics of Western literature. Most of Steinbeck's work is set in southern and central California. His works frequently explored the themes of fate and injustice, especially as applied to downtrodden or everyman protagonists.

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