East of Eden - Penguin Modern Classics (Paperback)
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East of Eden - Penguin Modern Classics (Paperback)

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Paperback 640 Pages / Published: 07/09/2000
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One of Steinbeck’s touchstone novels, East of Eden is a grand family saga which explores themes almost biblical in their intensity. Through multiple generations of two families, Steinbeck crafts a brooding masterpiece of familial rivalry and passionate, self-destructive love.  

'There is only one book to a man,' Steinbeck wrote of East of Eden, his most ambitious novel. Set in the rich farmland of the Salinas Valley, California, this powerful, often brutal novel, follows the intertwined destinies of two families - the Trasks and the Hamiltons - whose generations hopelessly re-enact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel. Here Steinbeck created some of his most memorable characters and explored his most enduring themes: the mystery of identity; the inexplicability of love, and the murderous consequences of love's absence.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141185071
Number of pages: 640
Weight: 436 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 27 mm

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“A really good book”

I read of mice and men in school and it was okay, but the East of Eden I enjoyed much more! John Steinbeck's way of writing is truly beautiful and he can evoke a scene so well that it makes me jealous. The story... More

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“Excellent characterisation and brilliant discourse on good vs evil”

I thought this was an outstanding book which I couldn't put down! So full of characterisation and Steinbeck moves effortlessly through the several generations of the two principal families. The main theme of good... More

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“East of Eden -By John Steinbeck.”



For me this book is addictive and compelling, I have never read a book with such an extraordinary story.... More

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