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The pearl

Author: John Steinbeck
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : John Steinbeck centennial ed. (1902-2002)View 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.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Parables
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Steinbeck
ISBN: 0142000698 9780142000694
OCLC Number: 48383615
Notes: "Originally published in Woman's home companion as 'The pearl of the world'"--T.p. verso.
Description: 87 p. ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: John Steinbeck.
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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.

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