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The pearl

Author: John Steinbeck
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, ©1994.
Series: Penguin twentieth-century classics.
Edition/Format:   Print 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"--Page 4 of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Parables
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Steinbeck
ISBN: 0140187383 9780140187380 0141185120 9780141185125
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.
Awards: Nobel Prize for Literature, 1962.
Description: xxvii, 97 pages : illustrations ; 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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When Kino, a poor Indian pearl-diver, finds 'the Pearl of the world' he believes that his life will be magically transformed. He will marry Juana and their son Coyotito will be able to attend school.  Read more...

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