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    DescriptionA masterpiece of Biblical scope, and the magnum opus of one of America's most enduring authors 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. This edition features an introduction by David Wyatt.


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    Title
    Steinbeck John : East of Eden (C20)
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Steinbeck, Introduction by David Wyatt
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 602
    Width: 104 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 295 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140186390
    ISBN 10: 0140186395
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 813.52
    BIC E4L: CLA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: FC
    DC22: FIC
    Libri: ENGM1010
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Libri: AMER3710
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
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    DC22: 813/.52
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 62
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    LC classification: PS3537.T3234 E3 1992
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    BISAC region code: 4.0.1.6.3.0.0
    Thema V1.0: FBC
    Edition statement
    Reissue
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    01 June 2006
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    "A novel planned on the grandest possible scale...One of those occasions when a writer has aimed high and then summoned every ounce of energy, talent, seriousness, and passion of which he was capable...It is an entirely interesting and impressive book." --The New York Herald Tribune "A fantasia and myth...a strange and original work of art." --The New York Times Book Review "A moving, crying pageant with wilderness strengths." --Carl Sandburg "When the book club ended a year ago, I said I would bring it back when I found the book that was moving...and this is a great one. I read it for myself for the first time and then I had some friends read it. And we think it might be the best novel we've ever read!" --Oprah Winfrey