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The Resource East of Eden, John Steinbeck

East of Eden, John Steinbeck

Label
East of Eden
Title
East of Eden
Statement of responsibility
John Steinbeck
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Set in the rich farmland of California's Salinas Valley, this sprawling and often brutal novel follows the intertwined destinies of two families - the Trasks and the Hamiltons - whose generations helplessly reenact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel. Adam Trask came to California from the East to farm and raise his family on the new, rich land. But the birth of his twins, Cal and Aron, brings his wife to the brink of madness, and Adam is left alone to raise his boys to manhood. One boy thrives, nurtured by the love of all those around him; the other grows up in loneliness, enveloped by a mysterious darkness. A masterpiece of Steinbeck's later years, East of Eden is a powerful and vastly ambitious novel that is at once a family saga and a modern retelling of the Book of Genesis
Summary
California's fertile Salinas Valley is home to two families whose destinies and fruitfully, and fatally, intertwined. Over generations, between the beginning of the twentieth century and the end of the First World War, the Trasks and the Hamiltons with helplessly replay the fall of Adam and Eve and the murderous rivalry of Cain and Abel.
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
057451
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1902-1968
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Steinbeck, John
Dewey number
813/.52
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3537.T3234
LC item number
E3 2004
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
700
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Salinas River Valley (Calif.)
  • Children of prostitutes
  • Fathers and sons
  • Sibling rivalry
  • Rural families
  • Brothers
  • Twins
  • Large type books
  • Brothers
  • Children of prostitutes
  • Fathers and sons
  • Large type books
  • Rural families
  • Sibling rivalry
  • Twins
  • California
Target audience
adult
Label
East of Eden, John Steinbeck
Link
http://www.sjsu.edu/depts/steinbec/srchome.html
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm53186644
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
891 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781587245626
Lccn
2003065764
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)53186644
Label
East of Eden, John Steinbeck
Link
http://www.sjsu.edu/depts/steinbec/srchome.html
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm53186644
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
891 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781587245626
Lccn
2003065764
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)53186644

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