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The pearl

Author: John Steinbeck
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Annotation: For the diver Kino, finding a magnificent pearl means the promise of a better life for his impoverished family. His dreams blind him to the greed that the pearl arouses in him and his neighbors. Baring the fallacy of the American dream-that wealth erases all problems-Steinbeck's classic illustrates our fall from innocence.
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Genre/Form: Novellas
Parables
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Steinbeck
ISBN: 014017737X 9780140177374 9780812416435 0812416430 9780881030402 0881030406 9780847931514 084793151X
OCLC Number: 27697348
Notes: Originally published in the U.S. as: Pearl of the world.
Description: 90 pages ; 18 cm
Other Titles: Pearl of the world
Responsibility: John Steinbeck.

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A poor fisherman dreams of wealth and happiness for his family when he finds a priceless pearl.  Read more...

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"[The Pearl] has the distinction and sincerity that are evident in everything he writes."--The New Yorker"Form is the most important thing about him. It is at its best in this work." --Commonweal Read more...

 
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