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Travels with Charley in Search of America free pdf A collectible 50th anniversary deluxe edition featuring an updated introduction by Jay Parini and first edition cover art and illustrated maps of Steinbeck s route by Don Freeman In September 1960, John Steinbeck embarked on a journey across America. He felt that he might have lost touch with the country, with its speech, the smell of its grass and trees, its color and quality of light, the pulse of its people. To reassure himself, he set out on a voyage of rediscovery of the American identity, accompanied by a distinguished French poodle named Charley- and riding in a three-quarter-ton pickup truck named Rocinante. His course took him through almost forty states: northward from Long Island to Maine- through the Midwest to Chicago- onward by way of Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana (with which he fell in love), and Idaho to Seattle, south to San Francisco and his birthplace, Salinas- eastward through the Mojave, New Mexico, Arizona, to the vast hospitality of Texas, to New Orleans and a shocking drama of desegregation- finally, on the last leg, through Alabama, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey to New York."Travels with Charley in Search of America" is an intimate look at one of America's most beloved writers in the later years of his life a self-portrait of a man who never wrote an explicit autobiography. Written during a time of upheaval and racial tension in the South which Steinbeck witnessed firsthand "Travels with Charley" is a stunning evocation of America on the eve of a tumultuous decade. This Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition also features French flaps and deckle-edged paper. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust theseries to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-datetranslations by award-winning translators."

About John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck (1902 1968) was born in Salinas, California. He worked as a laborer and a journalist, and in 1935, when he published "Tortilla Flat," he achieved popular success and financial security. Steinbeck wrote more than twenty-five novels and won the Nobel Prize in 1962. Jay Parini teaches English at Middlebury College and is the author of five novels, including "The Last Station." He lives in Vermont."

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Author : John Steinbeck
Publisher : The Penguin Press
Data Published : 08 January 2013
ISBN : 0143107003
EAN : 9780143107002
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 206 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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