Title: The Pearl (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Penguin Classics December 1994
0140187383 / 9780140187380
Seller ID: 20091017163345
New copy, cover image does NOT match Amazon image.
An Eighth Day View:
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 includes an introduction by Linda Wagner-Martin and original illustrations for The Pearl by Mexican artist Jose Clemente Orozco.