East of Eden

East of Eden

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California's fertile Salinas Valley is home to two families whose destinies are fruitfully, and fatally, intertwined. Over the generations, between the beginning of the twentieth century and the end of the First World War, the Trasks and the Hamiltons will helplessly replay the fall of Adam and Eve and the murderous rivalry of Cain and Abel.

East of Eden was considered by Steinbeck to be his magnum opus, and its epic scope and memorable characters, exploring universal themes of love and identity, ensure it remains one of America's most enduring novels. This edition features a stunning new cover by renowned artist Bijou Karman.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 736 pages
  • 132 x 184 x 33mm | 394g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0241980356
  • 9780241980354
  • 4,693

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"The work of a great storyteller." (Washington Post)
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A moving, crying pageant with wilderness strengths -- Carl Sandburg A strange and original work of art * New York Times Book Review * 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 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 * New York Herald Tribune * The work of a great storyteller * Washington Post *
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About John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck (1902-68) is remembered as one of the greatest and best-loved American writers of the twentieth century. During the 1930s, his works included The Red Pony, Pastures of Heaven, Tortilla Flat, In Dubious Battle, and Of Mice and Men. The Grapes of Wrath, published in 1939, earned him a Pulitzer Prize. In 1962, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.
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366,528 ratings
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4 28% (104,105)
3 11% (41,410)
2 3% (9,982)
1 1% (4,405)
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