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by John Steinbeck

  • Author: John Steinbeck
  • ISBN: 0140188630
  • ISBN13: 978-0140188639
  • ePub: 1364 kb | FB2: 1731 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Ltd; Reissue edition (1999)
  • Pages: 128
  • Rating: 4.3/5
  • Votes: 491
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The Pearl ePub download

The Pearl published in Penguin Books 1993. In 1939, John Steinbeck-who was considered a radical California writer, best known at the time for In Dubious Battle, his 1936 novel about unions and strike activity- found himself on the cover of Time Magazine.

The Pearl published in Penguin Books 1993. Published in Great Britain in Penguin Classics 2000. His new novel, The Grapes of Wrath, was a runaway success, making him the target for hate mail and FBI scrutiny, as well as commercial fame.

Здесь вы можете прочитать книгу John Steinbeck The Pearl бесплатно. In the town they tell the story of the great pearl- how it was found and how it was lost again. They tell of Kino, the fisherman, and of his wife, Juana, and of the baby, Coyotito. And because the story has been told so often, it has taken root in every man's mind.

The Pearl is a novella by the American author John Steinbeck. The story, first published in 1947, follows a pearl diver, Kino, and explores man's nature as well as greed, defiance of societal norms, and evil

The Pearl is a novella by the American author John Steinbeck. The story, first published in 1947, follows a pearl diver, Kino, and explores man's nature as well as greed, defiance of societal norms, and evil. Steinbeck's inspiration was a Mexican folk tale from La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico, which he had heard in a visit to the formerly pearl-rich region in 1940.

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The Pearl John Steinbeck. the story is about a por family kino and his wife juana and their son cyotito ; this family has found the big pearl in the world. Te pearl chang their life to the worst.

The Pearl is one John Steinbeck's smallest books. It is also an intense story but it is very fluid and easy to read. In recent years Steinbeck has been elevated to a more prominent status among American writers of his generation

The Pearl is one John Steinbeck's smallest books. In recent years Steinbeck has been elevated to a more prominent status among American writers of his generation. If not quite at the world-class artistic level of a Hemingway or a Faulkner, he is nonetheless read very widely throughout the world by readers of all ages who consider him one of the most "American" of writers. Born in Salinas County, California on February 27, 1902, Steinbeck was of German-Irish parentage.

Chapter 1 - The Pearl, Kino awakened in the near dark. Crease by crease he unfolded it, until at last there came to view eight small misshapen seed pearls, as ugly and gray as little ulcers, flattened and almost valueless. The roosters had been. The servant took the paper and closed the gate again, but this time he was not gone long. He opened the gate just wide enough to pass the paper back.

Creative pearl images with a cow skull and peach tree. In this book by John Steinbeck the Pearl, his easy, descriptive style involves the reader emotionally early on in this moving story John Stienbeck in The Pearl. sitting silently in the shadows smelling the sea and tasting the rice pudding.

After reading 'Of Mice and Men' and enjoying it immensely, I decided I'd try another one of John Steinbeck's short stories. After looking over a list of recommendations, I started reading 'The Pearl' in the hopes that it would be as good as 'Of Mice and Men.'

The story is a retelling of a Mexican folktale and revolves around a small, poor family whose son becomes gravely ill. After the father character, Kino, finds a massive pearl in the waters near their village, their fortunes change and Kino begins to dream of a better life for the small family he loves. Soon, however, the dream turns nightmarish as wealth brings out the worst in Kino and the people around him.

It's a bitter tale and a warning of what a sudden change in status and wealth can do to people. Like modern day lottery winners, it often leaves the person/people worse off than they ever were before. This is a very readable story about social status, wealth, education and greed. I personally was impacted more by 'Of Mice and Men,' but I'm also glad to have read this story. Steinbeck's writing is emotional and I think most people who take the time to read this story will enjoy it.
An excellent little story filed with the strength of "family". I admit, I love Steinbeck. His best though is The Grape of Wrath which is also filled with "family values" Can't get enough of him. He is perfect for young readers to break into literature!
The Pearl is a small, easily-readable book, but with a deep, compelling mood and deep, meaningful characters. A great treatise on power, money and dreams. Very moving. When I taught this book to freshmen in h.s., they found it easy to read, yet "got" and were moved by the themes and plot. (A terribly shallow, badly photographed, film was made of this in the 1940's; don't bother. This would make a great film; hope some day someone makes it.)
I was prompted to go back to Steinbeck by the recently released Monterey Bay by Lindsay Hatton. I realized I'd only read The Grapes of Wrath and East of Eden. So I purchased The Pearl, which was not in the Salinas area of California. I believe it was on the Sea of Cortez in Mexico. It was beautifully written novella about a poor family's struggle as well as contentment. Also, picked up copies of Cannery Row (5 stars) and Tortilla Flat,
Our Sunday school class discussed the parable of the pearl as found in Matthew 13:45-46. This book was mentioned and I had never read it. First, I am astounded at Steinbeck's extraordinary ability to draw a reader in as fast as I got sucked into this story. How did he know these things? To be able to write about a remote fishing village in Mexico. Pearl diving? How do you research that? And then to plug it all into a story of dreams that turn into evil because of greed. The pearl is not always good.
Glimpsed in The author’s telling of a Mexican folk tale in “The Log from the Sea of Cortez,” published in 1951 but chronicling a 1940 expedition, “The Pearl” (1947) by John Steinbeck (1902-1968) is an alternate version of the traditional story. Here, the fateful account of Kino, an impoverished pearl diver, his wife Juana, and their infant son Coyotito, is a moving parable illustrating the importance of social structures—family, village, and town—in the lives of individuals as sources of knowledge, strength, and inspiration, contrasted with the corrupting influence of wealth.
One thing that I think this book was incredibly successful in was its ability to make
readers reflect upon their own lives by pushing the boundaries of issues like poverty, and the true
meaning of happiness. And the ability to relate to a story is something that I constantly look for
when I want to read a book.
I also very much enjoyed how Steinbeck set up the entire plot of the story to coincide
with the discovery of the pearl and to emphasize how bad its discovery was. The story starts out
very peacefully in a Mexican town with the main character Kino, his wife Juana, and their baby
Coyotito. They live in a rather poverty stricken community with not much opportunity to make
money. Kino provides for his family by gathering food from the ocean and simultaneously
looking for pearls inside of clams. Trouble does eventually arise though when his baby is stung
by a scorpion and the only doctor available refuses to help them due to their lack of money. But
their luck seems to turn around when Kino comes upon an enormous pearl, promptly name "the
pearl of the world" by his neighbors.
It soon becomes apparent though that the pearl is perhaps not all that it seems. This book
constantly reminded me of Gollum from Lord of the Ring, who frequently obsessed over the power of
the ring. Much like Gollum, Kino began to change after he found something of great value. As
Baron Acton once said "Absolute power corrupts absolutely." Kino soon falls victim to the
promises that the pearl holds as he is consumed by his own paranoia of losing the pearl.
I have also read Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck and I think both the books are very
good but I did enjoy Of Mice and Men more because it focused more on an entertaining story
rather than focusing on the morale of the story. If you do enjoy learning lessons from books than
I would definitely recommend the Pearl, but if you are looking for an action packed story, I
would look for another book. All in all though, I still think the Pearl was a very good book and
would recommend anyone looking for a nice and easy book.
It's ridiculous for raters to continue to provide a synopsis of this timeless story, just know it is worthy of the few hours it will take you to read it. There are many lessons to be learned here and the simple plot is great for conversation. On a personal note, it is unfortunate that so many teenagers who read this book as a school project completely miss the art in the storytelling and trash it in reviews here on Amazon.
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