East of Eden
Penguin, 5 февр. 2002 г. - Всего страниц: 608
A masterpiece of Biblical scope, and the magnum opus of one of America’s most enduring authors, in a commemorative hardcover edition
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 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.
The masterpiece of Steinbeck’s later years, East of Eden is a 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 consequences of love's absence. Adapted for the 1955 film directed by Elia Kazan introducing James Dean, and read by thousands as the book that brought Oprah’s Book Club back, East of Eden has remained vitally present in American culture for over half a century.
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LibraryThing ReviewПользовательский отзыв - The_Literary_Jedi - LibraryThing
Also listened as an audiobook through my Libby app while reading the ISBN listed. Spectacular! A novel with biblical allusion left, right, and center! It takes a good long look at family connections ... Читать весь отзыв
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An epic tale in northern California of ignorant, racist, men and women. Steinbeck’s characters are unlikable, intolerable, and weak. However his descriptions of the valley and surrounding area are magnificent. Читать весь отзыв