Student Companion to John Steinbeck


This book guides readers through these and other important Steinbeck works, particularly those that are most often taught, including The Pearl (1945), The Red Pony (1933), and significant short fiction. Clear analysis of each work includes discussions of character development, plot and setting, thematic treatment, historical contexts, and alternate critical readings. A biographical chapter, as well as an examination of the author's contributions and career, helps readers gain a sense of Steinbeck the man and his position as one of America's most important writers.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Cynthia Burkhead
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 2002


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