The Pearl (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)

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"There it lay, the great pearl, perfect as the moon."
One of Steinbeck's most taught works, The Pearl is the story of the Mexican diver Kino, whose discovery of a magnificent pearl from the Gulf beds means the promise of a better life for his impoverished family. His dream blinds him to the greed and suspicions the pearl arouses in him and his neighbors, and even his loving wife Juana cannot temper his obsession or stem the events leading to tragedy. This classic novella from Nobel Prize-winner John Steinbeck examines the fallacy of the American dream, and illustrates the fall from innocence experienced by people who believe that wealth erases all problems.
This Penguin Classics edition features an introduction by Linda Wagner-Martin and original illustrations by Mexican artist Jose Clemente Orozco.
For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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"[The Pearl] has the distinction and sincerity that are evident in everything he writes."--The New Yorker

"Form is the most important thing about him. It is at its best in this work." --Commonweal

"[Steinbeck has] long trained his prose style for such a task as this: that supple unstrained, muscular power, responsive to the slightest pull of the reins."--Chicago Sunday Times

[The Pearl] has the distinction and sincerity that are evident in everything he writes. The New Yorker

Form is the most important thing about him. It is at its best in this work. Commonweal



[The Pearl] has the distinction and sincerity that are evident in everything he writes. The New Yorker

Form is the most important thing about him. It is at its best in this work. Commonweal



"[The Pearl] has the distinction and sincerity that are evident in everything he writes."--The New Yorker

"Form is the most important thing about him. It is at its best in this work." --Commonweal

"[Steinbeck has] long trained his prose style for such a task as this: that supple unstrained, muscular power, responsive to the slightest pull of the reins."--Chicago Sunday Times

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