The Pearl The Pearl

The Pearl

John Steinbeck and Others
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Publisher Description

“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 a pearl as large as a sea gull's egg, as "perfect as the moon." With the pearl comes hope, the promise of comfort and of security....

A story of classic simplicity, based on a Mexican folk tale, The Pearl explores the secrets of man's nature, the darkest depths of evil, and the luminous possibilities of love.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
1993
February 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
96
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
1.1
MB

Customer Reviews

Colin Gordy ,

Good Book

In this book Steinbeck confronts some unjust things in life and shoes the true primal force of man.

Summer E/LA project ,

The pearl

This book is kinda boring. It's more like a folk tale, it has a great example of what wealth can do to a person.

Dr. Strangelove! ,

Insurmountable Mountains

The Pearl is perhaps Steinbeck’s most beautiful novella despite its harrowing conclusion. Descriptions leap off the page and inner emotions are conveyed via primal truths an average writer couldn’t express. The musical motifs and fable-esque quality invokes mysticisms as the lowly protagonist is crushed by the system he tries to ascend.

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