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East of Eden

A condensation by the editors of Reader's Digest Condensed Books.

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  • ""The saga of three generations of the Trask and Hamilton families [whose generations helplessly reenact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel] in the early 1900s in California". "Here is the work in which Steinbeck created his most mesmerizing characters and explored his most enduring themes: the mystery of identity; the inexplicability of love, and the murderous consequences of love's absence." *** "The saga of three generations of the Trask and Hamilton families in the early 1900s in Northern California." *** "The Trasks and the Hamiltons live and work together in Salinas during the early 20th century.""
  • "The saga of three generations of the Trask and Hamilton families in the early 1900's in Northern California."
  • "A condensation by the editors of Reader's Digest Condensed Books."@en
  • "In his journal, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck called East of Eden "the first book," and indeed it has the primordial power and simplicity of myth. Set in the rich farmland of California's Salinas Valley, this sprawling and often brutal novel follows the intertwined destinies of two families'the Trasks and the Hamiltons'whose generations helplessly reenact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel. The masterpiece of Steinbeck's later years, East of Eden is a work in which Steinbeck created his most mesmerizing characters and explored his most enduring themes: the mystery of identity, the inexplicability of love, and the murderous consequences of love's absence. This edition features an introduction by David Wyatt."@en
  • "Story of a father, his twin sons and their errant mother-a picture of life in the Salinas Valley of California during the years between the Civil War and World War I."@en
  • "A novel that is explicitly biblical in its scope, center ing on the partiarchal figure of Adam Trask."@en
  • "The biblical account of Cain and Abel is echoed in the history of two generations of sons."@en
  • "Set in the rich farmland of the Salinas Valley, California, this often brutal novel follows the intertwined destinies of two families - the Trasks and the Hamiltons - whose generations hopelessly re-enact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel."@en
  • "This sprawling and often brutal novel, set in the rich farmlands of California's Salinas Valley, follows the intertwined destinies of two families--the Trasks and the Hamiltons--whose generations helplessly reenact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel."
  • "This sprawling and often brutal novel, set in the rich farmlands of California's Salinas Valley, follows the intertwined destinies of two families--the Trasks and the Hamiltons--whose generations helplessly reenact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel."@en
  • "East of Eden is a novel by Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck, published in September 1952. Often described as Steinbeck's most ambitious novel, East of Eden brings to life the intricate details of two families, the Trasks and the Hamiltons, and their interwoven stories. The novel was originally addressed to Steinbeck's young sons, Thom and John (then six and a half and four and a half respectively). Steinbeck wanted to describe the Salinas Valley for them in detail: the sights, sounds, smells, and colors. The Hamilton family in the novel is said to be based on the real-life family of Samuel Hamilton, Steinbeck's maternal grandfather. A young John Steinbeck also appears briefly in the novel as a minor character. According to his last wife Elaine, he considered this to be a requiem for himself -- his greatest novel ever. Steinbeck stated about East of Eden: "It has everything in it I have been able to learn about my craft or profession in all these years." He further claimed: "I think everything else I have written has been, in a sense, practice for this.""@en
  • "East of Eden is a novel that is explicitly biblical in its scope, centering on the patriarchal figure of Adam Trask, and his uneasy relationship with his twin sons and their scandalous mother. This epic family saga, chronicling the turbulent ambitions and desires of the Trasks and their neighbors in California's fertile Salinas Valley, is characterized by one fundamental theme: the need for a personal choice between good and evil. Much of the historical background and some of the colorful events in the narrative are based on John Steinbeck's own memories and the recollections of his forebears in the region. But the vital protagonists -- the dominating Adam, the favored Aron, the tormented Cal -- and the fascinating cast of supporting characters, including maidens and whores, Chinese servants and scions of pioneer stock, are the fruit of Steinbeck's own imaginative genius and his love for the land of his birth. - Jacket flap."@en
  • "Half brothers Adam and Charles Trask share a mysterious devotion, as well as an intense rivalry. When the lovely but immoral Cathy Ames enters their lives. Adam mistakes her beauty for goodness and marries her. But Cathy soon commits adultery with Charles, bears twin sons, and eventually deserts husband, children and lover to take up residence in a brothel. The twin boys grow up believing their mother had died in childbirth. Like their father and uncle, Caleb and Aaron compete with and depend on each other. Caleb falls in love with Aaron's fiancee, but desperately tries to suppress his feelings. Then on the ever of World War I, Caleb discovers the truth about their mother. At first he wants to protect the weaker Aaron from this knowledge, but later, in anger, Caleb uses it as a weapon against his brother. In the end - like the Bible's Cain who is his spiritual progenitor - Caleb must travel an awful path of retribution, and possible atonement, for his evil."@en
  • "This sprawling and often brutal novel, set in the rich farmlands of California's Salinas Valley, follows the intertwined destinies of two families--the Trasks' and the Hamilton's--whose generations helplessly reenact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel. The story of two brothers, Aron is a clean-cut model student, engaged to be married, the pride of his hardworking father. Cal is a rebellious loner, sternly rejected by his father."
  • "This sprawling and often brutal novel, set in the rich farmlands of California's Salinas Valley, follows the intertwined destinies of two families--the Trasks' and the Hamilton's--whose generations helplessly reenact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel. The story of two brothers, Aron is a clean-cut model student, engaged to be married, the pride of his hardworking father. Cal is a rebellious loner, sternly rejected by his father."@en
  • "This sprawling and often brutal novel, set in the rich farmlands of California's Salinas Valley, follows the intertwined destinies of two families -the Trasks and the Hamiltons- whose generations helplessly reenact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel."
  • "A reworking of the story of Cain and Abel, the 1952 novel recounts the brutal dissolution of a California family."@en
  • "The Salinas Valley is in Northern California. It is a long narrow swale between two ranges of mountaiins and the Salinas River winds and twists up the center until it falls at last into Monterey Bay."
  • "Set in Salinas Valley, California between 1900 and 1920, the story centers on Adam Trask, the terrible decision he made to marry Cathy Ames, and the twin boys, Caleb and Aron, who resulted from their union."@en
  • "America between the Civil War and World War I serves as the background for the struggles of the Trask family."@en
  • "The masterpiece of Steinbeck's later years, East of Eden is the powerful and vastly ambitious novel that is both family saga and a modern retelling of the book of Genesis."@en
  • "East of Eden is a work in which Steinbeck created his most mesmerizing characters and explored his most enduring themes: the mystery of identity, the inexplicability of love, and the murderous consequences of love's absence. Adapted for the 1955 film directed by Elia Kazan introducing James Dean and read by thousands as the book that brought Oprahʹs Book Club back, East of Eden has remained vitally present in American culture for over half a century."
  • "Set in the rich farmland of California's Salinas Valley, this sprawling and often brutal novel follows the intertwined destinies of two families - the Trasks and the Hamiltons - whose generations helplessly reenact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel. Adam Trask came to California from the East to farm and raise his family on the new, rich land. But the birth of his twins, Cal and Aron, brings his wife to the brink of madness, and Adam is left alone to raise his boys to manhood. One boy thrives, nurtured by the love of all those around him; the other grows up in loneliness, enveloped by a mysterious darkness. A masterpiece of Steinbeck's later years, East of Eden is a powerful and vastly ambitious novel that is at once a family saga and a modern retelling of the Book of Genesis."@en
  • "Set in the rich farmland of California's Salinas Valley, this sprawling and often brutal novel follows the intertwined destinies of two families - the Trasks and the Hamiltons - whose generations helplessly reenact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel. Adam Trask came to California from the East to farm and raise his family on the new, rich land. But the birth of his twins, Cal and Aron, brings his wife to the brink of madness, and Adam is left alone to raise his boys to manhood. One boy thrives, nurtured by the love of all those around him; the other grows up in loneliness, enveloped by a mysterious darkness. A masterpiece of Steinbeck's later years, East of Eden is a powerful and vastly ambitious novel that is at once a family saga and a modern retelling of the Book of Genesis."
  • "The towering figure of Adam Trask dominates this great American novel. Adam was a good man--until strange, beautiful, insatiable Cathy Ames came into his life. Cathy revealed to him the shuddering ecstasies of passion. She taught him the dark lessons of evil--and Adam, a good man, learned to embrace evil ..."@en
  • ""This sprawling and often brutal novel, set in the rich farmlands of California's Salinas Valley, follows the intertwined destinies of two families--the Trasks and the Hamiltons--whose generations helplessly reenact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel. A strange and original work of art."--New York Times Book Review."
  • "A compilation of East of Eden (1952) and The Wayward Bus(1947)."@en
  • "The biblical account of Cain and Abel is echoed in the history of two generations of the Trask family in California."@en
  • "Uitvoerige familiekroniek, spelend in Connecticut en in Californië, die de tijd van de Amerikaanse burgeroorlog tot het eerste kwart der 20e eeuw omspant en een veelheid van excentrieke karakters ten tonele voert."
  • "California's fertile Salinas Valley is home to two families whose destinies are fruitfully, and fatally, intertwined. Over the generations, between the beginning of the twentieth century and the end of the First World War, the Trasks and the Hamiltons will helplessly replay the fall of Adam and Eve and the murderous rivalry of Cain and Abel."
  • "The ambitions, dreams, failings, and intermost thoughts of a diverse group of passengers are revealed as they travel aboard a bus along the backroads of California."@en

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