The Pearl by John Steinbeck

The Pearl by John Steinbeck

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When Kino, an India pearl-diver, finds the "pearl of the world", he believes that his life will be magically transformed. He will marry Juana and their little boy Coyotito will be able to attend school. But, obsessed by his dreams, Kino is blind to the greed and fear the pearl arouses.

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A classic novella about the fallacy of the American dream, THE PEARL is Steinbeck's flawless parable about wealth and the evil it can bring. 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 be able to attend school. Obsessed by his dreams, Kino is blind to the greed, fear and even violence the pearl arouses in him and his neighbours. Written with haunting and lyrical simplicity, THE PEARL sets the values of the civilized world against those of the primitive and finds them tragically inadequate.

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SKU GOR001222719
Title The Pearl
Author By (author) John Steinbeck
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Year Published 2001
Number of Pages 96
ISBN 10 0140292934
ISBN 13 9780140292930
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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A classic novella about the fallacy of the American dream, THE PEARL is Steinbeck's flawless parable about wealth and the evil it can bring. 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 be able to attend school. Obsessed by his dreams, Kino is blind to the greed, fear and even violence the pearl arouses in him and his neighbours. Written with haunting and lyrical simplicity, THE PEARL sets the values of the civilized world against those of the primitive and finds them tragically inadequate.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001222719
Title The Pearl
Author By (author) John Steinbeck
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Year Published 2001
Number of Pages 96
ISBN 10 0140292934
ISBN 13 9780140292930
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No

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