By John Steinbeck
A masterpiece of Biblical scope, and the magnum opus of 1 of America’s so much enduring authors
In his magazine, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck known as East of Eden "the first book," and certainly it has the primordial strength and ease of fantasy. Set within the wealthy farmland of California's Salinas Valley, this sprawling and infrequently brutal novel follows the intertwined destinies of 2 families—the Trasks and the Hamiltons—whose generations helplessly reenact the autumn of Adam and Eve and the toxic contention of Cain and Abel.
The masterpiece of Steinbeck’s later years, East of Eden is a piece within which Steinbeck created his such a lot enthralling characters and explored his such a lot enduring topics: the secret of identification, the inexplicability of affection, and the murderous effects of love's absence. tailored for the 1955 movie directed through Elia Kazan introducing James Dean and browse via millions because the ebook that introduced Oprah’s publication membership again, East of Eden has remained vitally found in American tradition for over part a century.
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