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The winter of our discontent

Author: John Steinbeck; Susan Shillinglaw
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2008, ©1961.
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the Publisher: From a swashbuckling pirate fantasy to a meditation on American morality-two classic Steinbeck novels make their black spine debuts. In awarding John Steinbeck the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature, the Nobel committee stated that with The Winter of Our Discontent, he had "resumed his position as an independent expounder of the truth, with an unbiased instinct for what is genuinely American." Ethan  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Didactic fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Steinbeck; Susan Shillinglaw
ISBN: 9780143039488 0143039482
OCLC Number: 226292063
Description: xxxiii, 291 p. ; 20 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Susan Shillinglaw --
Suggestions for further reading --
Winter Of Our Discontent --
Explanatory notes.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Responsibility: John Steinbeck ; introduction and notes by Susan Shillinglaw.
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From the Publisher: From a swashbuckling pirate fantasy to a meditation on American morality-two classic Steinbeck novels make their black spine debuts. In awarding John Steinbeck the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature, the Nobel committee stated that with The Winter of Our Discontent, he had "resumed his position as an independent expounder of the truth, with an unbiased instinct for what is genuinely American." Ethan Allen Hawley, the protagonist of the novel, works as a clerk in a grocery store that his family once owned. With the decline in their status, his wife is restless, and his teenage children are hungry for the tantalizing material comforts he cannot provide. Then one day, in a moment of moral crisis, Ethan decides to take a holiday from his own scrupulous standards.

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