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  • Of Mice and Menby John Steinbeck

    Penguin Group US 1993; US$ 9.00

    A controversial tale of friendship and tragedy during the Great Depression They are an unlikely pair: George is "small and quick and dark of face"; Lennie, a man of tremendous size, has the mind of a young child. Yet they have formed a "family," clinging together in the face of loneliness and alienation. Laborers in California's dusty... more...

  • The Winter of Our Discontentby John Steinbeck

    Penguin Books Ltd 2001; Not Available

    Steinbeck's last great novel focuses on the theme of success and what motivates men towards it. Reflecting back on his New England family's past fortune, and his father's loss of the family wealth, the hero, Ethan Allen Hawley, characterises successin every era and in all its forms as robbery, murder, even a kind of combat, operating under 'the laws... more...

  • Of Mice and Menby John Steinbeck; Susan Shillinglaw

    Penguin Books Ltd 2000; Not Available

    Streetwise George and his big, childlike friend Lennie are drifters, searching for work in the fields and valleys of California. They have nothing except the clothes on their back, and a hope that one day they'll find a place of their own and live the American dream. But dreams come at a price. Gentle giant Lennie doesn't know his own strength, and... more...

  • Cannery Rowby John Steinbeck; Susan Shillinglaw

    Penguin Books Ltd 2000; Not Available

    In the din and stink that is Cannery Row a colourful blend of misfits - gamblers, whores, drunks, bums and artists - survive side by side in a jumble of adventure and mischief. Lee Chong, the astute owner of the well-stocked grocery store, is also the proprietor of the Palace Flophouse that Mack and his troupe of good-natured 'boys' call home. Dora... more...

  • The Grapes of Wrathby John Steinbeck; Robert DeMott

    Penguin Group US 2006; US$ 16.00

    The Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression, a book that galvanized?and sometimes outraged?millions of readers. First published in 1939, Steinbeck?s Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression chronicles the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s and tells the story of one Oklahoma farm family, the Joads-driven from their homestead... more...

  • The Pearlby John Steinbeck

    Penguin Group US 1993; US$ 9.00

    ?There it lay, the great pearl, perfect as the moon.? Like his father and grandfather before him, Kino is a poor diver, gathering pearls from the gulf beds that once brought great wealth to the Kings of Spain and now provide Kino, Juana, and their infant son with meager subsistence. Then, on a day like any other, Kino emerges from the sea with... more...

  • The Red Ponyby John Steinbeck

    Penguin Group US 1993; US$ 9.00

    Raised on a ranch in northern California, Jody is well-schooled in the hard work and demands of a rancher's life. He is used to the way of horses, too; but nothing has prepared him for the special connection he will forge with Gabilan, the hot-tempered pony his father gives him. With Billy Buck, the hired hand, Jody tends and trains his horse, restlessly... more...

  • Cannery Rowby John Steinbeck

    Penguin Group US 1993; US$ 10.00

    Unburdened by the material necessities of the more fortunate, the denizens of Cannery Row discover rewards unknown in more traditional society. Henry the painter sorts through junk lots for pieces of wood to incorporate into the boat he is building, while the girls from Dora Flood?s bordello venture out now and then to enjoy a bit of sunshine.... more...

  • Tortilla Flatby John Steinbeck

    Penguin Group US 1977; US$ 10.00

    Adopting the structure and themes of the Arthurian legend, John Steinbeck created a ?Camelot? on a shabby hillside above the town of Monterey, California, and peopled it with a colorful band of knights. At the center of the tale is Danny, whose house, like Arthur?s castle, becomes a gathering place for men looking for adventure, camaraderie, and a... more...

  • Working Daysby John Steinbeck

    Penguin Group US 1990; US$ 15.00

    John Steinbeck wrote The Grapes of Wrath during an astonishing burst of activity between June and October of 1938. Throughout the time he was creating his greatest work, Steinbeck faithfully kept a journal revealing his arduous journey toward its completion. The journal, like the novel it chronicles, tells a tale of dramatic proportions?of dogged... more...