The Pearl

The Pearl

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This moving parable of wealth and the evil it can bring is based on a Mexican folktale. The simple life of Kino, a pearl fisher, changes for ever when he finds a great pearl, a pearl as large as a seagull's egg. The story is of the finding of the pearl, the dreams it represents and its loss. Kino is blind to the greed, fear and even violence the pearl arouses in his neighbours - and in himself - and the promise of great wealth and a better life for Kino and his family brings nothing but misfortune and enemies.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 9mm | 100g
  • Puffin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0141312556
  • 9780141312552

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About John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck (1902 - 1978) grew up in California and used the valley and coast as the setting for some of his greatest fiction. He studied at Stanford University and then worked as a labourer and journalist in New York as he worked on the first of his many fine novels. The Grapes Of Wrath, often considered his finest book, was published in 1939. John Steinbeck won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962.
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158,264 ratings
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4 32% (49,855)
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2 12% (19,297)
1 6% (9,254)
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