John Steinbeck Travels with Charley and Later Novels The Wayward Bus Burning Bright Sweet Thursday The Winter of Our Discontent Travels with Charley in Search of America The Library of American completes its authoritative four volume John Steinbeck edition with this collection of the later works of an American master It includes The Wayward Bus published in and

  • Title: John Steinbeck: Travels with Charley and Later Novels, 1947-1962: The Wayward Bus/Burning Bright/Sweet Thursday/The Winter of Our Discontent/Travels with Charley in Search of America
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  • The Library of American completes its authoritative four volume John Steinbeck edition with this collection of the later works of an American master It includes The Wayward Bus, published in 1947 and spans his works through his last published book, 1962Us Travels with Charley.

    John Steinbeck John Ernst Steinbeck Jr s t a n b k February , December , was an American author.He won the Nobel Prize in Literature for his realistic and imaginative writings, combining as they do sympathetic humour and keen social perception He has been called a giant of American letters, and many of his works are considered classics of Western literature. Biography National Steinbeck Center Early Years Salinas to Stanford When Steinbeck was born, his father, John Ernst Steinbeck, was a manager at Sperry Flour mill in Salinas. Travels with Charley In Search of America Penguin Read an Excerpt PENGUIN CLASSICS DELUXE EDITION TRAVELS WITH CHARLEY IN SEARCH OF AMERICA Born in Salinas, California, in , John Steinbeck grew up in a fertile agricultural valley about twenty five miles from the Pacific Coast and both valley and coast would serve as settings for some of his best fiction. John Steinbeck Books, Life Facts Biography Who Was John Steinbeck John Ernst Steinbeck Jr February , to December , was a Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winning American novelist and the author of Of Mice and Men, The Grapes of John Steinbeck IV John Ernst Steinbeck IV June , February , was an American journalist and author He was the second child of the Nobel Prize winning author John Steinbeck.In , he was drafted into the United States Army and served in Vietnam.He worked as a journalist for Armed Forces Radio and TV, and as a war correspondent for the United States Department of Defense John Steinbeck Books The Guardian From Pooh and Piglet, Charlotte and Wilbur to Sophie and the BFG, children s books are full of unlikely but wonderful friendships John Boyne, author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, selects John Steinbeck Biography, Books, Facts Britannica John Steinbeck John Steinbeck, American novelist, best known for The Grapes of Wrath , which summed up the bitterness of the Great Depression decade and aroused widespread sympathy for the plight of migratory farmworkers He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in . John Steinbeck Timeline of Important Dates Shmoop Birth of John Steinbeck John Ernst Steinbeck III is born in Salinas, California He is the third of four children and the only boy born to John Steinbeck, Sr the treasurer of Monterey County, and his wife Olive Hamilton Steinbeck, a schoolteacher. John Steinbeck Biography life, family, children, story John Steinbeck, American author and winner of the Nobel Prize in , was a leading writer of novels about the working class and was a major spokesman for the victims of the Great Depression a downturn in the American system of producing, distributing, and using goods and services in the s, and during which time millions of people lost their jobs. His Works National Steinbeck Center His Works Click on a book to learn

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      John Steinbeck III was an American writer He wrote the Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Grapes of Wrath, published in 1939 and the novella Of Mice and Men, published in 1937 In all, he wrote twenty five books, including sixteen novels, six non fiction books and several collections of short stories In 1962 Steinbeck received the Nobel Prize for Literature.Steinbeck grew up in the Salinas Valley region of California, a culturally diverse place of rich migratory and immigrant history This upbringing imparted a regionalistic flavor to his writing, giving many of his works a distinct sense of place Steinbeck moved briefly to New York City, but soon returned home to California to begin his career as a writer Most of his earlier work dealt with subjects familiar to him from his formative years An exception was his first novel Cup of Gold which concerns the pirate Henry Morgan, whose adventures had captured Steinbeck s imagination as a child.In his subsequent novels, Steinbeck found a authentic voice by drawing upon direct memories of his life in California Later he used real historical conditions and events in the first half of 20th century America, which he had experienced first hand as a reporter Steinbeck often populated his stories with struggling characters his works examined the lives of the working class and migrant workers during the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression His later body of work reflected his wide range of interests, including marine biology, politics, religion, history, and mythology One of his last published works was Travels with Charley, a travelogue of a road trip he took in 1960 to rediscover America He died in 1968 in New York of a heart attack and his ashes are interred in Salinas.Seventeen of his works, including The Grapes of Wrath 1940 , Cannery Row 1945 , The Pearl 1947 , and East of Eden 1952 , went on to become Hollywood films, and Steinbeck also achieved success as a Hollywood writer, receiving an Academy Award nomination for Best Story in 1944 for Alfred Hitchcock s Lifeboat.



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    1. Dec 2010: Travels with Charley, 5 of 5 stars. Bill Bryson, et al can't hold a candle to Steinbeck. How low our expectations have become, this is how high they could be. Note to eighth grade American English teachers: if you want your students to learn about their country, their country's history, their people and the land no matter where in the country you are, where the nation is at right now and how we got here, AND become fond of John Steinbeck, give them Travels with Charley and trust that t [...]

    2. El último volumen de la serie de 3 libros publicados por la Library of America recopila las siguientes obras de STEINBECK (mis comentarios de cada una, siguiendo las ligas):The Wayward BusBurning Bright Sweet ThursdayThe Winter of Our DiscontentTravels with Charley: In Search of America

    3. "I do wonder whether there will come a time when we can no longer afford our wastefulness--chemical wastes in the rivers, metal wastes everywhere, and atomic wastes buried deep in the earth or sunk in the sea. When an Indian village became too deep in its own filth, the inhabitants moved. And we have no place to which to move." (p 782)"And now a force was in hand how much more strong, and we hadn't had time to develop the means to think, for man has to have feelings and then words before he can [...]

    4. “People Don’t Take Trips—Trips Take People”Wow--this first-person travelogue takes the reader on a real, 1962 road trip across the USA in an awkward but amazing rectangle. At the age of 58 establish novelist, John Steinbeck, decides to undertake the ultimate automotive voyage of discovery, accompanied by his faithful canine companion, Charley (a large blue poodle). In Part One the Narrator luxuriates in the design and stuffing of his special-ordered truck with cabin, whom he whimsically [...]

    5. This collection solidified a fact I was unaware of - John Steinbeck is my favourite author. His command of language is flawless and captivating, I would even call it wholesome and satisfying. His characters, no matter their place in the story, are always explored in-depth and feel like real people. Steinbeck has a unique way of unspooling his character's psyche to his readers, through their actions and reactions towards other characters, their dialogue (particularly this - Steinbeck would have [...]

    6. “To find not only that this bedlam of color was true but that the pictures were pale and inaccurate translations, was to me startling. I can’t even imagine the forest colors when I am not seeing them. I wondered whether constant association could cause inattention, and asked a native New Hampshire woman about it. She said the autumn never failed to amaze her; to elate. ‘It’s a glory,’ she said, ‘and can’t be remembered, so that it always comes as a surprise.’” – Pages 789-790 [...]

    7. I want to give this book one single review, but I decided that I can't. Library of America books are very interesting and I probably like them most of all for the colorful tassels.That said, this Steinbeck is a good writer.So, the Wayward Bus -- Interesting because it doesn't really go anywhere. Most of the characters feel like types: archetype, stereotype, linotype? Some kind of type. They do not really seem very dimensional. But Steinbeck keeps the story and explanation moving fast enough that [...]

    8. ce readd remarkable that his concluding chapter deals with racism in the deep southter last nights election results I noted how Romney solidly held Dixe, home of racism and segregation, and then bled westward encompassing much of the footprint of the Louisiana Purchasewhich directly and indirectly led to the Civil Ware contention being new states = slave states or free???is odd "coincidence" pretty much summed up my conclusion that much of the antipathy for Obama is really a thinly veiled vestig [...]

    9. [Note: I did not read the entire book, just the section entitled "Travels With Charley: In Search Of America".]A sometimes wonderously humorous account of Steinbeck's three month tramp across the U.S. with his large poodle dog Charley and the people he met along the way. It starts off in September of 1960 just as Hurricane Donna comes roaring through his home area of Sag Harbor, Long Island and nears its conclusion during the school racial strife in New Orleans (a sad, very unhumorous section to [...]

    10. Steinbeck is often skipped by many people: Grapes of Wrath spoiled him for so many 13 year olds. He is a lovely writer, and his non-fiction should be taken, liberally. Travels with Charley is the first thing I read from this edition. The trip that inspired the book (published in 1963) was taken in 1960. He won the Nobel in 63 the same year Charley died. He undertook the solo road trip as break after the first draft of The Winter of Our Discontent and a failed attempt to draft Stevenson as a pres [...]

    11. Sweet Thursday:-Sweet indeed!.The Winter of Our Discontent:-Steinbeck is one of the greatest writers of our times, and this is more about human nature with its twists and recesses and subterfuges. He - this writer - gets to one's heartWayward Bus:- Burning Bright:- .

    12. My favorite Steinbeck book. He describes his trip all over the US during those election weeks before JFK was president elect. Steinbeck lived in a truck which he used for driving and sleeping while he was traveling from the US East coast to the West coast to talk to lots of people trying to find out the general mood in the country in the early sixties.Many years ago I heard that there actually exists a movie or a documentary about this tripif anybody knows more, please let me know at waldenpond6 [...]

    13. Travels With Charley: In Search of America by John Steinbeck (Viking Press 1962) (917.3). In September of 1960, John Steinbeck was an aging writer who feared that he was losing touch with the pulse of America. So he tossed his dog Charley into his pickup truck, and off they went in search of adventure – and America. They visited thirty states, including the South in the dead middle of the battle over integration. Steinbeck never wrote a memoir. Perhaps this will have to do. My rating: 7/10, fi [...]

    14. Steinbeck's great adventure, a jounrney across the nation where he found many interesting new things. Also he met alot of people with his companion, which was a dog named Charley, who he viewed as a human. Within the novel, steinbeck kept on mentioning that he was lost, even when he came back to New York, where he lived. He's lost at how the world has come to be, he's confused at how everything is changing with or without him.

    15. the narrator is weary and bewildered and ultimately sickened by what he sees as he travels across the u.s the racism in the south, the apathy and blandness elsewhere. his observations lack edge--he seems a bit removed--but i liked his one page love affair with montana, the coziness of his driving with his poodle, sleeping and cooking in his truck. made me want to get up earlier in the morning and add eggshells to my coffee grounds.

    16. i really enjoyed this book but sometimes it got boring. but this book mostly talked about the united states , states. so i recommend this book to the people who really like the adventures to learn something new about other states and stuff.

    17. Nothing like a really well-written road story. Nevermind that's it's kind of dated, but that's part of what makes Travels so great. Cool little passages like, "Yellowstone National Park is no more representative of America than is Disneyland."

    18. "Travels with Charley" made me fall even more in love with America! It stirs up those desires to see every inch of the county, delve into its history, and embrace freedom.

    19. This book is great.I want a Charley and I want to travel the USA in a van.Must read, its gentle and interesting.

    20. I had forgotten how much I love Steinbeck. Wonderful nonfiction account of his voyage with Charley, a standard-sized poodle.

    21. excellent chronology in the back- many pages of his many moves and travels- one can see where he got his material- LIFE!!

    22. wonderful! WINTER OF OUR DISCONTENT stands, i think, as my favorite american novel -- or closely tied with ABSALOM, ABSALOM!, though there's so different as to brook no comparison

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