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The Pearl

Written by John Steinbeck, Linda Wagner-Martin

Illustrated by Jose Luis Orozco

Part of the Penguin Modern Classics Series

The Pearl Synopsis

When Kino, a poor Indian pearl-diver, finds 'the Pearl of the world' he believes that his life will be magically transformed. He will marry Juana and their son Coyotito will be able to attend school. Obsessed by his dreams, Kino is blind to the greed and even violence the pearl arouses in him and his neighbours. Written with lyrical simplicity, The Pearl sets the values of the civilized world against those of the primitive and finds them tragically inadequate.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141394909
Publication date: 14th May 2006
Author: John Steinbeck, Linda Wagner-Martin
Illustrator: Jose Luis Orozco
Publisher: Penguin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 96 pages

About John Steinbeck, Linda Wagner-Martin

John Steinbeck (1902-68) is remembered as one of the greatest and best-loved American writers of the twentieth century. During the 1930s, his works included The Red Pony, Pastures of Heaven, Tortilla Flat, In Dubious Battle, and Of Mice and Men. The Grapes of Wrath, published in 1939, earned him a Pulitzer Prize. In 1962, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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