East of Eden by John Steinbeck

A 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. This edition features an introduction by David Wyatt.

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The 655th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 33rd on In Which These Are the 100 Greatest Novels (ThisRecording.com)
  2. - 63rd on The 100 Favorite Novels of Librarians (Bookman.com)
  3. - Masterpieces of World Literature (Frank N. Magill)

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East of Eden (SparkNotes Literature Guide) (SparkNotes Literature Guide Series) Paperback 512176 $56.01 $2.00 2003
East Of Eden (Japanese Edition) Hardcover 9035864 $108.98 $30.30 2005
East of Eden (SparkNotes Literature Guide) (SparkNotes Literature Guide Series) by John Steinbeck (2003-07-23) Paperback 1185609 $154.12 $9.66
Journal of a Novel: The East of Eden Letters Paperback 323301 $9.92 $2.16 1990
" East of Eden " : Level 6, RLA (Penguin Longman Penguin Readers) Paperback 3698551 $9.67 $9.88 2008
East of Eden (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics) [Paperback] [1992] Revised Ed. John Steinbeck Paperback 1009224 $11.05 $4.58 1991
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East of Eden CENTENNIAL EDITION edition by Steinbeck, John published by Penguin Books [ Paperback ] Paperback 865850 $10.54 $3.29 1905
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Journal of a Novel: The East of Eden Letters Hardcover 1607161 $49.00 $8.89 1969
Journal of a Novel: The "East of Eden" Letters (Penguin Modern Classics) Paperback 2846243 $43.82 $37.01 2004
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