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eBook John Steinbeck: Travels with Charley and Later Novels 1947-1962: The Wayward Bus / Burning Bright / Sweet Thursday / The Winter of Our Discontent (Library of America) ePub

by Robert DeMott,Brian Railsback,John Steinbeck

eBook John Steinbeck: Travels with Charley and Later Novels 1947-1962: The Wayward Bus / Burning Bright / Sweet Thursday / The Winter of Our Discontent (Library of America) ePub
Author: Robert DeMott,Brian Railsback,John Steinbeck
Language: English
ISBN: 1598530046
ISBN13: 978-1598530049
Publisher: Library of America; 1st edition (February 15, 2007)
Pages: 1125
Category: Humor
Subcategory: Humor
Rating: 4.5
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He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1962.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. This volume collects four novels that exhibit the full range of his gift. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1962.

In The Wayward Bus (1947), Steinbeck leads a group of John Steinbeck was never content to repeat himself, and his .

A record of his experiences and observations as he drove around America in a pickup truck, accompanied by his standard poodle Charley, it is filled with engaging, often humorous description and comes to a powerful climax in an encounter with racist demonstrators in New Orleans.

It includes "The Wayward Bus," published in 1947 and spans his works through his last published book, 1962Us "Travels with Charley. 11 people like this topic. LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation’s literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America’s best and most significant writing.

In The Wayward Bus (1947), Steinbeck leads a group of ill-matched passengers representing a spectrum of social types and classes, stranded by a washed-out bridge, on a circuitous journey that exposes cruelties, self-deceptions, and unsuspected moral strengths.

Manufacturer: Library of America Release date: 1 March 2007 ISBN-10 : 1598530046 ISBN-13: 9781598530049. add. Separate tags with commas, spaces are allowed. Use tags to describe a product . for a movie Themes heist, drugs, kidnapping, coming of age Genre drama, parody, sci-fi, comedy Locations paris, submarine, new york. The tone ranges from boisterous comedy to trenchant satirical observation of postwar America.

Unsewn, adhesive bound,Paper over boards,With dust jacket. Read full description. See details and exclusions. See all 2 brand new listings. It includes The Wayward Bus, published in 1947 and spans his works through his last published book, 1962Us Travels with Charley.

Steinbeck's final novel, The Winter of Our Discontent (1961) is. .It roused America and won a broad readership by the unusual simplicity and tenderness with which Steinbeck treated social questions.

Steinbeck's final novel, The Winter of Our Discontent (1961) is set in an old Long Island whaling town modeled on Sag Harbor, where he had been spending time since 1953. Sweet Thursday (1954) marks Steinbeck's return, in a mood of sometimes frothy comedy, to the characters and milieu of his earlier Cannery Row. A love story set against the background of the local brothel, the Bear Flag, Sweet Thursday is for all its intimations of melancholy one of the most lighthearted of Steinbeck's books.

The Wayward Bus, for no good reason, is the most underrated of the major novels of John Steinbeck (1902-1968), the recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1962. Steinbeck wrote much of the novel at his kitchen table in New York "amid jampots and pieces of cold toast and stale coffee," and he destroyed "about 20,000 words" in January 1946 because he was dissatisfied with them. In May 1946 he reported that "For two months I've been fighting the Bus and only now have I got a start which seems good.

John Steinbeck was never content to repeat himself, and his restless search for new forms and fresh subject matter is fully evident in the books of his later years. This volume collects four novels that exhibit the full range of his gift, along with a travel book that has become one of his most enduringly popular works.In The Wayward Bus (1947), Steinbeck leads a group of ill-matched passengers representing a spectrum of social types and classes, stranded by a washed-out bridge, on a circuitous journey that exposes cruelties, self-deceptions, and unsuspected moral strengths. The tone ranges from boisterous comedy to trenchant satirical observation of postwar America. Burning Bright (1950), an allegory set against shifting backgrounds (circus, sea, farm) and revolving around the fear of sterility and the desire for self-perpetuation, marks Steinbeck’s involvement with the drama in its fusion of the forms of novel and play.Sweet Thursday (1954) marks Steinbeck’s return, in a mood of sometimes frothy comedy, to the characters and milieu of his earlier Cannery Row. A love story set against the background of the local brothel, the Bear Flag, Sweet Thursday is for all its intimations of melancholy one of the most lighthearted of Steinbeck’s books. It was subsequently adapted by Rodgers and Hammerstein into their musical Pipe Dream. Steinbeck’s final novel, The Winter of Our Discontent (1961) is set in an old Long Island whaling town modeled on Sag Harbor, where he had been spending time since 1953. The book breaks new ground in its depiction of the crass commercialism of contemporary America, and its impact on a protagonist with traditionalist values who is appalled but finally tempted by the encroaching sleaziness.Travels with Charley in Search of America (1962) was Steinbeck’s last published book. A record of his experiences and observations as he drove around America in a pickup truck, accompanied by his standard poodle Charley, it is filled with engaging, often humorous description and comes to a powerful climax in an encounter with racist demonstrators in New Orleans.LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation’s literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America’s best and most significant writing. The Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.
FLIDER
The Library of America editions are a nice size with quality paper and bindings, and are an economical way to own multiple hardbound books from your favorite authors. I took a Continuing Studies course on the works of John Steinbeck at Stanford University a few years ago and the professor recommended these book collections. I have read "Travels with Charley" over and over, and even saw Rocinante at the Steinbeck Museum in Salinas, CA. This collection also includes the very poignant "The Winter of Our Discontent". If you're a Steinbeck fan, you already know that many of his books are worth reading over and over, and the Library of America bound volumes will have a prominent place on your bookshelves.
Villo
I'd read Charlie as a youth and wanted to reread it 50 years later. Naturally, it's much better now because I've matured enough to understand it. I've always liked Steinbeck because of how he makes me feel. This road trip story is more light-hearted than other of his work, and there are insights he sneaks in disguised with humor. The pleasant surprise is the other 4 novels included, none of which I've read before. I always feel rich when I have a good supply of unread books on hand that I know I'll like. Kind of like reading book 1 of a trilogy, that you really like, and looking forward to the others.

The publisher, Library of America, is one of my favorites because of quality paper and binding as well as quality writing. These are books I'll pass down to grandchildren, both for content and medium. I typically buy used hardcovers from the online booksellers, or download to my Kindle free from the library or Amazon. Sometimes it turns out to be less expensive to buy new books, like this one that includes 5 novels in 1 book.
Soustil
This edition has many of his best stories. Steinbeck can tell a story like no one else! This is quality binding and paper. It's lightweight so I can hold it easily while reading in bed.
Doath
John Steinbeck's writing draws you right into the story and moves so fluidly along. He has a brilliant sense of humor and sense of humanity and has long been one of my favorite writers.
Getaianne
This volume is up to the LOA's customary magnificient standards. This is not Steinbeck's best work (although I persist in viewing "Sweet Thursday" as under-valued), but still worth every penny.

Steinbeck fans should have this on their shelves. DeMott's previous editorial work on The Grapes of Wrath establishes him as the editor of choice for any edition, and these Library of America editions are becoming, justifiably, the "standard" texts.
Kann
Library of America reports that there are plans for a fifth volume of Steinbeck writings, but precise contents and a publication date have not yet been set.
Barinirm
This review refers to the total of the 4 volumes of the LoA Steinbeck.
As a Steinbeck fan and as a reader who really appreciates the LoA volumes, I am not hundred percent satisfied with the set of 4.
It is not Steinbeck that I find fault with (though I do not admire everything that he wrote), but the text selection: the series is short by 1 volume. It ought to have integrated the following, in order to be more complete and have the full Steinbeck:
The Cup of Gold
The War Reporting
Viva Zapata (the script and the essay)
The Russian Journal
The Short Reign of King Pippin
The Journal of East of Eden (which is better than the novel itself, believe me!)
Maybe we can talk the editors into adding a supplementary Steinbeck volume to their otherwise beautiful collection?
For my older eyes it would have been ideal if the print size and inside margins were slightly larger.

Well worth the price and I greatly appreciate that it was made in the USA. I wish that Amazon would always clearly display country of manufacture.
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