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The Resource East of Eden

East of Eden

Label
East of Eden
Title
East of Eden
Statement of responsibility
John Steinbeck
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A masterpiece of Biblical scope, and the magnum opus of one of America's most enduring authors, in a commemorative hardcover edition In his journal, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck called East of Eden "the first book," and indeed it has the primordial power and simplicity of myth. 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.The masterpiece of Steinbeck's later years, East of Eden is a work in which Steinbeck created his most mesmerizing characters and explored his most enduring themes: the mystery of identity, the inexplicability of love, and the murderous consequences of love's absence. Adapted for the 1955 film directed by Elia Kazan introducing James Dean, and read by thousands as the book that brought Oprah's Book Club back, East of Eden has remained vitally present in American culture for over half a century
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
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057451
Cataloging source
DLC
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1902-1968
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Steinbeck, John
Dewey number
813.52
Index
no index present
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700
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Classic Literature
  • Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
East of Eden
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:1518cfba-62d7-4538-98d5-d6ec1a197294
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781440631320
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
East of Eden
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:1518cfba-62d7-4538-98d5-d6ec1a197294
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781440631320
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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