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TitleEast of Eden (20th Century Classics)
AuthorJohn Steinbeck
ISBN-
ImprintJohn Steinbeck Ltd
Rating
Sales rank4.5
LanguageEnglish
FormatPaperback

Description

Set in the rich farmland of California s Salinas Valley, this sprawling and often brutal novel follows the intertwined destinies of two families the Trasks and the Hamiltons whose generations helplessly reenact 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.

Reviews

Emily May

East of Eden (20th Century Classics) By John Steinbeck

All great and precious things are lonely Such an amazing book An instant all time favourite.I m sure you ve heard of this book Often touted as one of the greatest novels of all time or books you must read before you die For some reason, I ve been putting it off Maybe because I was made to ... (Sign in to see more)


Frank

East of Eden (20th Century Classics) By John Steinbeck

This book is mind blowing It is John Steinbeck at his sharpest He said that every author really only has one book, and that all of his books leading up to East of Eden were just practice Eden would be his book I could write a summary of the book, but it would be trouble than it s wort... (Sign in to see more)


Laura

East of Eden (20th Century Classics) By John Steinbeck

I hate this book Hate Ponderous, pretentious, melodramatic, self satisfied, patronizing to its readers, with ultimately nothing to say Can be summarized thus a bunch of people with no formal education whatsoever sit around discussing the time they read the Old Testament in Hebrew They then tell us a... (Sign in to see more)


Michael Finocchiaro

East of Eden (20th Century Classics) By John Steinbeck

Steinbeck s classic East of Eden is a masterpiece and one of his finest books It tells the history of Steinbeck s own family, the Hamiltons, and that of the Trask family The epic is set in Steinbeck s native Salinas Valley in California and the beauty of the region is described in endless, passionat... (Sign in to see more)


Lisa

East of Eden (20th Century Classics) By John Steinbeck

I have no words to describe what this novel did to my reading self It was my first Steinbeck, and it made me fall in love with his writing, his ideas, his cry for individual freedom and social justice It made me ache for goodness in a world of evil, and it made me respect the power of storytelling t... (Sign in to see more)


Dolors

East of Eden (20th Century Classics) By John Steinbeck

East of Eden is a uniquely fragmented hotchpotch A fantastical fable, a retelling of the biblical tale of the original sin, a documented testimony of early settlers in the Salinas Valley through the perspective of three generations, a fictionalized biography of Steinbeck s own grandfather, a... (Sign in to see more)


Matthew

East of Eden (20th Century Classics) By John Steinbeck

Very easy for me to rate this book 5 stars It is amazing There is so much in it and it is not hard to read It just tells it like it is and does it so well.It is like a high priced, high quality buffet with lots of different stations At each of those stations is a main table with an awesome featured ... (Sign in to see more)


Luca Ambrosino

East of Eden (20th Century Classics) By John Steinbeck

English East of Eden Italiano The Salinas Valley is in Northern California It is a long narrow swale between two ranges of mountains, and the Salinas River winds and twists up the center until it falls at last into Monterey Bay

East of Eden is a powerful novel, thick with biblical reference, in ... (Sign in to see more)


Huda Yahya

East of Eden (20th Century Classics) By John Steinbeck

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Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽

East of Eden (20th Century Classics) By John Steinbeck

East of Eden, a 1952 novel, was a long, sprawling, sometimes slow but often very intense read Steinbeck considered it his magnum opus It begins at the turn of the century in Connecticut, telling about the difficult childhood of Adam Trask and the pains and troubles caused him by his half bro... (Sign in to see more)


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