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The Portable Steinbeck

John Steinbeck - Author

Pascal Covici - Editor/introduction

Susan Shillinglaw - Introduction by

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ISBN 9781101616345 | 640 pages | 25 Sep 2012 | Penguin Classics | 18 - AND UP
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Penguin Classics commemorates the 50th anniversary of Steinbeck's Nobel Prize with Portable Steinbeck for the 21st century

It would be impossible to overstate John Steinbeck's enduring influence on American letters. Profuse with a richness of language, sly humor, and empathy for even his most flawed characters, Steinbeck's books are still widely read and deeply relevant today.

The Portable Steinbeck is a grand sampling of his most important and popular works. Here are the complete novels Of Mice and Men and The Red Pony, together with self-contained excerpts from several longer novels, the text of his Nobel Prize acceptance speech, a fascinating introduction by Pascal Covici, Jr., son of Steinbeck's longtime editor, and brand new introduction from leading Steinbeck scholar Susan Shillinglaw that puts Steinbeck in the context of the 21st century. 



Chapter titles and titles of short excerpts are the editor's, not the author's.


Introduction: The Twenty-First-Century
Portable Steinbeck by Susan Shillinglaw

Introduction to the 1971 Portable Steinbeck
by Pascal Covici, Jr.

Biographical and Bibliographical Notes


THE PORTABLE STEINBECK

from THE LONG VALLEY

Flight
The Snake
The Harness
The Chrysanthemums


from THE PASTURES OF HEAVEN

Tularecito
Molly Morgan
Pat Humbert's


from TORTILLA FLAT

Danny
Pilon
The Pirate
The Treasure Hunt
Tortillas and Beans


from IN DUBIOUS BATTLE

A Future We Can't Forsee


OF MICE AND MEN

The Complete Novel


THE RED PONY

The Gift
The Great Mountains
The Promise
The Leader of the People

from THE LONG VALLEY

Brekfast


from THE GRAPES OF WRATH

The Turtle
"The Last Clear Definite Function of Man"
Migrant People
Life and Death
Breakfast and Work
Ma and Tom
The Flood

from SEA OF CORTEZ

"Is" Thinking and "Living Into"
The Pearl of La Paz
Parable of Laziness
Differences
"It Might Be So"

from "ABOUT ED RICKETTS"

"Knowing Ed Ricketts"
"Speculative Metaphysics"

from CANNERY ROW

Frog Hunt

from EAST OF EDEN

Adam and His Sons
Choice and Responsibility
Technology and a Technocrat
Timshel

TWO UNCOLLECTED STORIES

The Affair at 7, rue de M—
How Mr. Hogan Robbed a Bank

from TRAVELS WITH CHARLEY IN SEARCH OF AMERICA

People
Texan Ostentation
Southern Troubles
Last Leg

THE LANGUAGE OF AWARENESS

FROM East of Eden
Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech