The Pearl by John Steinbeck

“There it lay, the great pearl, perfect as the moon.” One of Steinbeck’s most taught works, The Pearl is the story of the Mexican diver Kino, whose discovery of a magnificent pearl from the Gulf beds means the promise of a better life for his impoverished family. His dream blinds him to the greed and suspicions the pearl arouses in him and his neighbors, and even his loving wife Juana cannot temper his obsession or stem the events leading to tragedy. This classic novella from Nobel Prize-winner John Steinbeck examines the fallacy of the American dream, and illustrates the fall from innocence experienced by people who believe that wealth erases all problems.

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The 2558th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - The Book of Great Books: A Guide to 100 World Classics (Book)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
The Pearl (Centennial Edition) Paperback 91973 $6.98 $2.30 2002
The Pearl Audio CD 1231120 $12.14 $7.99 2011
The Pearl Kindle Edition 223194 $3.50 2021
The Pearl (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) Library Binding 4440673 $17.80 $17.86 2002
The Pearl (Longman Literature Steinbeck) Hardcover 3946684 $12.31 $1.33 2000
The Pearl Paperback 12102 $3.97 $0.01 2000
The Pearl (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century) Kindle Edition 16010 $5.99 1993
The Pearl (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century) Hardcover 164437 $10.00 $0.56 1993
The Pearl (Penguin Classics) Audio CD 663003 $9.60 $9.48 2011
The Pearl Mass Market Paperback 901986 $3.99 $0.01 1983
The Pearl Mass Market Paperback 7053779 $2.90 1960
The Pearl Kindle Edition 341746 $3.95 2021
" The Pearl " : Level 3 (Penguin Longman Active Reading) Paperback 531531 $16.68 $7.08 2007
The Pearl Audible Audio Edition 6298 $10.95 2011
The Pearl (Clothbound Classics) Hardcover 43684 $10.70 $12.70 2014
The Pearl Mass Market Paperback 242249 $4.79 $1.76 1993
The Pearl Mass Market Paperback 1970672 $5.99 $0.01
The Pearl (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century) School & Library Binding 1514086 $17.19 $2.47 1992
The Pearl Hardcover 684733 $7.08
The Pearl Paperback 1936331 $6.47 $0.01 1970
The Pearl Mass Market Paperback 3953781 $25.00 $0.01
The Pearl and The Red Pony (Two Books in One) Unknown Binding 825868 $13.86 $0.01 1976
Perlen [The Pearl] Audible Audiobook 223560 $16.99 2019
The Pearl Hardcover 2081038 $146.11 $16.00 1947
The Pearl Paperback 618070 $12.09 $1.99 1994
The Pearl - Activity Pack Spiral-bound 1512362 $27.56 2006
By John Steinbeck The Pearl (Penguin Classics) (Unabridged) [Audio CD] Audio CD 265400 $19.03 $18.65 2011
The Pearl and The Red Pony Paperback 6263343 $70.24 $0.90 1965
The Pearl Paperback 3621048 $0.55 1962
The Pearl Mass Market Paperback 2015665 $6.19 $0.01
The Red Pony. The Pearl Paperback 1892916 $32.50
The Pearl (Illustrated Edition) Kindle Edition 107057 2015
The Red Pony and the Pearl Paperback 1427900 $1.00 $6.25 1973
The Pearl Paperback 6462945 $6.47 $0.01 1988
The Pearl: Grades 7-8 Paperback 1187953 $8.95 $12.29 2000
The Pearl (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics) Library Binding 798210 $21.00 $4.97 2008
The Pearl (Penguin Classics) Paperback 1310092 $9.84 $0.81 1994
The Pearl (SparkNotes Literature Guide Series) Paperback 2840546 $2.70
The Pearl (Macmillan Readers) Paperback 2662902 $6.47 $6.46 2009
Spark Notes The Pearl Paperback 746680 $9.96 $0.01 2002
The Pearl [Book in english language with Korean translation] (Korean Edition) Paperback 1313122 $25.99 $8.13 2001
La Perla / The Pearl (Aula de Literatura) Paperback 1720199 $11.06 $18.41 2001
La perla: En español (Spanish Language Edition of The Pearl) (Spanish Edition) Kindle Edition 849681 2019
La perla Paperback 15037126 $5.96
The Pearl (Heinemann Guided Series) Paperback 1436237 $2.90 1995
The Pearl Kindle Edition 203236 $2.99 2020
The Pearl Paperback 757113 $6.95 $14.55 2015
The Pearl Kindle Edition 157467 $2.50 2020
Pearl: Novel-Ties Study Guide Paperback 1063935 $16.95 $21.08 1993
La perla: En español (Spanish Language Edition of The Pearl) (Spanish Edition) Paperback 459573 $5.99 $1.99 2019
The Pearl Mass Market Paperback 116764 $4.00 $0.01 1983
The Pearl (Illustrated) Kindle Edition 81711 $2.99 2015
The Pearl Paperback 11222864 $2.75
The Pearl Kindle Edition 71317 1994
The Pearl : La Perle (Bilingual French and English edition) Paperback 904543 $24.95 $16.79 2000
La perla/ The Pearl (Spanish Edition) Paperback 790496 $3.99 $8.48 2003
The Pearl Kindle Edition 282449 $3.99 2021