East Of Eden Penguin Classics
Paperback. Pub Date :2001-07-05 Pages: 192 Language: English Publisher: Penguin Classics This collection of letters forms a fascinating day-by-day account of Steinbecks writing of East of Eden. his longest and most ambitious novel. The letters. ranging over many subjects - textual discussion. trial flights of workmanship. family matters - provide an illuminating perspective on Steinbeck.
California's fertile Salinas Valley is home to two families whose destinies are fruitfully, and fatally, intertwined. Over the generations, between the beginning of the twentieth century and the end of the First World War, the Trasks and the Hamiltons will helplessly replay the fall of Adam and Eve and the murderous rivalry of Cain and Abel.East of Eden was considered by Steinbeck to be his magnum opus, and its epic scope and memorable characters, exploring universal themes of love and identity, ensure it remains one of America's most enduring novels.