The Pearl Book
Score: 3.5
From 89 Ratings

The Pearl


  • Author : John Steinbeck
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Avarice
  • Pages : 89
  • ISBN 10 : 0143566415

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The Pearl Excerpt :

When Kino, an Indian pearl-diver, finds 'the Pearl of the world' he believes that his life will be magically transformed. He will marry Juana in church and their little boy, Coyotito, will attend school. Obsessed by his dreams, Kino is blind to the greed, fear and violence the pearl arouses in him and his neighbours. Written with lyrical simplicity The Pearl explores the secretive nature of man, the depths of evil within, and the consequences of rebellion.

John Steinbeck s the Pearl Book

John Steinbeck s the Pearl


  • Author : Carol Forman
  • Publisher : Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
  • Release Date : 1985
  • Genre: Study Aids
  • Pages : 72
  • ISBN 10 : 0812035348

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John Steinbeck s the Pearl Excerpt :

A guide to reading "The Pearl" with a critical and appreciative mind encouraging analysis of plot, style, form, and structure. Also includes background on the author's life and times, sample tests, term paper suggestions, and a reading list.

Poverty in John Steinbeck s The Pearl Book

Poverty in John Steinbeck s The Pearl


  • Author : Louise Hawker
  • Publisher : Greenhaven Publishing LLC
  • Release Date : 2012-01-12
  • Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9780737764918

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Poverty in John Steinbeck s The Pearl Excerpt :

This informative volume examines John Steinbeck's life and work, with a specific look at key ideas related to The Pearl. The book discusses a variety of topics, including whether Kino chooses enslavement to wealth in order to escape poverty, and whether the townspeople have a parasitic relationship with the poor. The book also explores contemporary perspectives on poverty, such as the changing views of the term "culture of poverty" and the relationship between Western materialism and spiritual depression.

The Pearl Book
Score: 3.5
From 89 Ratings

The Pearl


  • Author : John Steinbeck
  • Publisher : Penguin Classics
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 89
  • ISBN 10 : 0141394900

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The Pearl Excerpt :

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.

Night Kites Book
Score: 3
From 2 Ratings

Night Kites


  • Author : M. E. Kerr
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2013-12-17
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 245
  • ISBN 10 : 9781480455528

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Night Kites Excerpt :

What do you do when your whole world is blown apart? A seventeen-year-old confronts love, betrayal, and his brother’s illness in this brave, deeply compassionate novel by M. E. Kerr Life is going great for Seaville High senior Erick Rudd. He’s a good student, he has a girlfriend he’ll probably marry, and he’s on a straight path to college. Then his best friend’s girlfriend lets him know she’s attracted to him. Seventeen going on twenty-five, Nicki Marr is blond, green eyed, and gorgeous. Soon, Erick is seeing her on the sly. Guilt ridden over his deception, Erick isn’t prepared for what happens next. He finds out that his brother, Pete, who’s ten years older and lives in New York, is very sick . . . with AIDS. Erick is stunned; he didn’t even know his brother was gay. It was Pete who told a five-year-old Erick that night kites don’t think about the dark, that they’re not afraid to be different. How Erick and his parents deal with Pete’s illness—and how Erick handles his relationship with Nicki—are what make this book so unforgettable. Fearless and profoundly affecting, it will stay with you long after the last page is turned. This ebook features an illustrated personal history of M. E. Kerr including rare images from the author’s collection.

THE PEARL MACMILLAN READERS 5  Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

THE PEARL MACMILLAN READERS 5


  • Author : John Steinbeck
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2009-03-02
  • Genre: Avarice
  • Pages : 100
  • ISBN 10 : 0230031137

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THE PEARL MACMILLAN READERS 5 Excerpt :

Reading Level: IntermediateKino quickly pushed his knife into the shell. The shell tried to close, but Kino pushed hard and the shell fell open. The flesh of the oyster moved, then was still. Kino lifted the flesh and there lay a great pearl. The sunlight fell on the pearl and made it shine like silver. It was the largest pearl in the world.Kino and Juana are poor, their difficulties are made worse when their baby son is bitten by a scorpion. When Kino finds a large pearl, they believe thei

Never Flirt with Puppy Killers Book

Never Flirt with Puppy Killers


  • Author : Dan Wilbur
  • Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-05-10
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages : 104
  • ISBN 10 : 9781449479121

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Never Flirt with Puppy Killers Excerpt :

“Classics” (the books you’ve lied about reading). Actual Classics (Greek and Latin books people don’t even pretend to have read). Contemporary fiction (those books people talk about at parties that you’ve "definitely heard of” but never bothered to pick up). Children’s (books that say the most with the fewest number of words, i.e. “The Best Books”). Reference (Those books that were around before Google). From children’s literature, The Very Hungry Caterpillar gets the retitle Eat Until You Feel Pretty. An American classic, The Great Gatsby is switched to Drink Responsibly. And from contemporary fiction, Gone Girl is retitled A Tale of Two Shitty People. There’s something here for every reader.

The Way of All Flesh Book

The Way of All Flesh


  • Author : Samuel Butler
  • Publisher : Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-09-05
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : PKEY:SMP2300000062144

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The Way of All Flesh Excerpt :

Samuel Butler was son and grandson of the priests. He graduated from Cambridge University in 1858. He got carried away by music and drawing. Torn with his father, in 1859-1864 he lived in New Zealand, bred sheep. He became an ardent devotee of Darwinism, his views spelled out in a study of Life and Habit (1877). Returning to England, engaged in literature and painting, lived a hermit. Traveled to Italy and Sicily. He exhibited paintings in the Royal Academy, wrote about Italian art. His prose was highly appreciated by Forster and Shaw, and later by Joyce, Lawrence, Aldous Huxley, Maugham, George Orwell. Extremely frank autobiographical novel "The Way of All Flesh" (The Way of All Flesh) was completed by the author in the 1880s, but at the author's will was not published during his lifetime and was published only in 1903. Six volumes of his notebooks were also published, correspondence. FS Fitzgerald on the back of the title page of this book Butler wrote with his hand: "The most interesting human document of all available".

The Song Of The Pearl Book

The Song Of The Pearl


  • Author : Wesley Stillwagon Sr
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Release Date : 2019-06-10
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 52
  • ISBN 10 : 1073104370

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The Song Of The Pearl Excerpt :

John Steinbeck's The Pearl includes many referencesto songs that accompany the perceptions of a centralcharacter named, Kino. It is important to note that thewriter used the term 'song" and as such implied somethinggreater than a single musical note, chord, or phrase. Hewas referring to a streaming complex of feeling tones-- a melody or song. Such streaming influences fromthe unconscious may impact an individual's perception, judgment, decisions, and conclusions often before they areable to explain their reaction. While many can relate to suchexperiences, understanding the source and purpose couldenrich the experience. How the unconsciously inspiredinfluences impact us depends upon our individual adultmaturity, functional style, and attitude. An example of suchinfluences are regularly employed in film and stage plays.To unify an influence among individual audience members, a well developed film or stage play's musical score serves tobring together audience feeling tones to support a scene.It may dramatically increase the viewing experience acrossa wide range of individual styles. This essay introduces theconceptual tools to build an understanding and appreciationfor such influences. The essay could be used as supportingevidence for greater funding for the arts in education.

The Short Novels of John Steinbeck Book

The Short Novels of John Steinbeck


  • Author : John Steinbeck
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2009-07-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 624
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101138878

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The Short Novels of John Steinbeck Excerpt :

A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition of Steinbeck's brilliant short novels Collected here for the first time in a deluxe paperback volume are six of John Steinbeck's most widely read and beloved novels. From the tale of commitment, loneliness and hope in Of Mice and Men, to the tough yet charming portrait of people on the margins of society in Cannery Row, to The Pearl's examination of the fallacy of the American dream, Steinbeck stories of realism, that were imbued with energy and resilience. 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.

The Log from the Sea of Cortez Book

The Log from the Sea of Cortez


  • Author : John Steinbeck
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 1995-11-01
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440674044

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The Log from the Sea of Cortez Excerpt :

A Penguin Classic In the two years after the 1939 publication of Steinbeck’s masterful The Grapes of Wrath, Steinbeck and his novel increasingly became the center of intense controversy and censorship. In search of a respite from the national stage, Steinbeck and his close friend, biologist Ed Ricketts, embarked on a month long marine specimen-collecting expedition in the Gulf of California, which resulted in their collaboration on the Sea of Cortez. In 1951, after Ricketts’ death, Steinbeck reissued his narrative portion of the work in memory of his friend and the inspiration for Cannery Row’s “Doc”. This exciting day-by-day account of their journey together is a rare blend of science, philosophy, and high-spirited adventure. This edition features an introduction by Richard Astro. 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.

East of Eden Book
Score: 4.5
From 211 Ratings

East of Eden


  • Author : John Steinbeck
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2002-02-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440631320

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East of Eden Excerpt :

A masterpiece of Biblical scope, and the magnum opus of one of America’s most enduring authors, in a commemorative hardcover edition In his journal, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck called East of Eden "the first book," and indeed it has the primordial power and simplicity of myth. Set in the rich farmland of California's Salinas Valley, this sprawling and often brutal novel follows the intertwined destinies of two families—the Trasks and the Hamiltons—whose generations helplessly reenact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel. The masterpiece of Steinbeck’s later years, East of Eden is a work in which Steinbeck created his most mesmerizing characters and explored his most enduring themes: the mystery of identity, the inexplicability of love, and the murderous consequences of love's absence. Adapted for the 1955 film directed by Elia Kazan introducing James Dean, and read by thousands as the book that brought Oprah’s Book Club back, East of Eden has remained vitally present in American culture for over half a century.

What to Do and how to Do it Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

What to Do and how to Do it


  • Author : Daniel Carter Beard
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1882
  • Genre: Amusements
  • Pages : 440
  • ISBN 10 : HARVARD:HW2BQZ

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What to Do and how to Do it Excerpt :

A manual of past times, which includes instructions for making kites, fishing poles, a blow gun, boats, and theatrical costumes, and for raising dogs, stuffing animals, stocking an aquarium, and camping. Contains small sections on recreational mind-reading and fortune-telling.

The City Dwellers Book
Score: 2
From 1 Ratings

The City Dwellers


  • Author : Charles Platt
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2017-08-31
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 123
  • ISBN 10 : 9781473219632

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The City Dwellers Excerpt :

A novel of a 21st century dystopia where urbanization has reached its limits.

Tortilla Flat Book
Score: 4
From 36 Ratings

Tortilla Flat


  • Author : John Steinbeck
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 1986
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN 10 : 0140042407

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Tortilla Flat Excerpt :

Danny, a mule skinner during the First World War, returns to Tortilla Flat to enjoy the carefree and amoral life of the paisano