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The pearl

Author: John Steinbeck
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, ©1994.
Series: Penguin twentieth-century classics.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"For the diver Kino, finding a magnificent pearl means the promise of 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 cannot temper his obsession or stem the events leading to tragedy. Kino and his wife illustrate the fall from innocence of people who believe that wealth erases all problems"--P. [4] of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Parables
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Steinbeck
ISBN: 0140187383 9780140187380
OCLC Number: 30036513
Notes: About the author: John Steinbeck (1902-1968) was born in Salinas, California. He worked as a laborer and a journalist, and in 1935, when he published Tortilla Flat, he achieved popular success and financial security. Steinbeck wrote more than twenty-five novels and won the Nobel Prize in 1962. Nearly all of his books are available in Penguin Classics.
Description: xxvii, 97 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Penguin twentieth-century classics.
Responsibility: John Steinbeck ; with an introduction by Linda Wagner-Martin ; drawings by José Clemente Orozco.
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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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