The Red Pony (Steinbeck "Essentials")

3.42 avg rating
( 40,318 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780140292954: The Red Pony (Steinbeck

John Steinbeck's masterpiece celebrates the spirit and courage of adolescence. Jody Tiflin has the urge for rebellion, but he also wants to be loved. In THE RED PONY, Jody begins to learn about adulthood - its pain, its responsibilities and its problems - through his acceptance of his father's gifts. First he is given a red pony, and later he is promised the colt of a bay mare. Yet both of these gifts bring him tragedy as well as joy, and Jody is taught not only the harsh lessons of life and death, but made painfully aware of the fallibility of adults.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck is remembered as one of the greatest and best-loved American writers of the twentieth century. From September 2000 his complete works will be published by Penguin.

Review:

Book of four related stories by John Steinbeck, published in 1937 and expanded in 1945. The stories chronicle a young boy's maturation. In "The Gift," the best-known story, young Jody Tiflin is given a red pony by his rancher father. Under ranch hand Billy Buck's guidance, Jody learns to care for and train his pony, which he names Gabilan. Caught in an unexpected rain, Gabilan catches a cold and, despite Billy Buck's ministrations, dies. Jody watches the buzzards alight on the body of his beloved pony, and, distraught at his inability to control events, he kills one of them. The other stories in The Red Pony are "The Great Mountains," "The Promise," and "The Leader of the People," in which Jody develops empathy and also learns from his grandfather about "westering," the migration of people to new places and the urge for new experiences. -- The Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

John Steinbeck
Published by Penguin (2000)
ISBN 10: 0140292950 ISBN 13: 9780140292954
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Renate Kose - Buchimport
(Saarbrücken, Germany)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin, 2000. Softcover. Book Condition: Neu. Ohne Schutzumschlag. Neuware, Taschenbuch von 2000. - In the Red Pony, John Steinbeck's celebration of the spirit and courage of adolescence, we meet Jody Tiflin. Like most ten-year old boys, Jody feels the urge for rebellion as well as the need to be loved. In these stories, Jody begins to learn about adulthood - its pains, its responsibilities and its problems - through the acceptance of his father's gifts. First he is given a red pony and later he is promised the colt of a bay mare. But both these gifts bring tragedy as well as joy, and Jody not only learns some harsh lessons about life (and death), but is also made painfully aware of the fallibility of adults. . Bookseller Inventory # 005100

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
6.47
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 7.64
From Germany to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

John Steinbeck
Published by Penguin Books, Limited (UK) (2001)
ISBN 10: 0140292950 ISBN 13: 9780140292954
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books, Limited (UK), 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 140292950

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
45.25
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5.08
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Steinbeck, John
Published by Penguin Books, Limited (UK) (2001)
ISBN 10: 0140292950 ISBN 13: 9780140292954
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books, Limited (UK), 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110140292950

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
36.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 15.38
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Steinbeck, John
Published by Penguin Books, Limited (UK) (2001)
ISBN 10: 0140292950 ISBN 13: 9780140292954
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books, Limited (UK), 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140292950

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
68.78
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 10.77
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

John Steinbeck
Published by Penguin Books, Limited (UK) (2001)
ISBN 10: 0140292950 ISBN 13: 9780140292954
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
California Spanish Books
(buenos aires, Argentina)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books, Limited (UK), 2001. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9780140292954

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
104.91
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 13.85
From Argentina to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds