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The Pearl

Written by John Steinbeck, Gavin Jones

Part of the LONGMAN LITERATURE STEINBECK Series

The Pearl Synopsis

This is the story of a Mexican Indian pearl diver who found the greatest pearl in the world, but lost his happiness. New Longman Literature: Steinbeck offers a complete study programme for Steinbeck novels. Each text contains a detailed introductory section and notes and activities for each chapter, all written for a range of abilities and designed to develop pupils' knowledge of the text and their skills of analysis. The Programme of Study section contains questions that help students improve their exam technique.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780582461475
Publication date: 1st September 2000
Author: John Steinbeck, Gavin Jones
Publisher: Longman an imprint of Pearson Education Limited
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 144 pages

About John Steinbeck, Gavin Jones

John Ernst Steinbeck was born in Salinas, California, on February 27, 1902 of German and Irish ancestry. His father, John Steinbeck, Sr. , served as the County Treasurer while his mother, Olive (Hamilton) Steinbeck, a former school teacher, fostered Steinbeck's love of reading and the written word. During summers he worked as a hired hand on nearby ranches, nourishing his impression of the California countryside and its people. After graduating from Salinas High school in 1919, Steinbeck attended Stanford University. Originally an English major, he pursued a program of independent study and his attendance was sporadic. During this time he worked periodically at various ...

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