[BOOKS] ✮ East of Eden ✰ John Steinbeck – E17streets4all.co.uk In his journal Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck called East of Eden “the first book” and indeed it has the primordial power and simplicity of myth Set in the rich farmland of California’s Salin In his journal Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck called East of Eden “the first book” and indeed it has the primordial power and simplicity of myth Set in the rich farmland of California’s Salinas Valley this sprawling East of ePUB Æ 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 AbelAdam Trask came to California from the East to farm and raise his family on the new rich land But the birth of his twins Cal and Aaron brings his wife to the brink of madness and Adam is left alone to raise his boys to manhood One boy thrives nurtured by the love of all those around him; the other grows up in loneliness enveloped by a mysterious darknessFirst published in East of Eden is the work in which Steinbeck created his most mesmerizing characters and explored his most enduring themes the mystery of identity the inexplicability of love and the murderous conseuences of love's absence A masterpiece of Steinbeck's later years East of Eden is a powerful and vastly ambitious novel that is at once a family saga and a modern retelling of the Book of Genesis jacket flap.
John Steinbeck III was an American writer He wrote the Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Grapes of Wrath published in and the novella Of Mice and Men published in In all he wrote twenty five East of ePUB Æ books including sixteen novels six non fiction books and several collections of short stories In Steinbeck received the Nobel Prize for LiteratureSteinbeck grew up in the Salinas Valley.
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- East of Eden
- John Steinbeck
- 19 January 2014 John Steinbeck