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. 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. According to his third and last wife, Elaine , Steinbeck considered it his magnum opus. The story is primarily set in the Salinas Valley, California, between the beginning of the twentieth century and the end of World War I, though some chapters are set in Connecticut and Massachusetts , and the story goes as far back as the American Civil War.
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Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. Sort order. Readers also enjoyed. About John Steinbeck. John Steinbeck. In all, he wrote twenty-five books, including sixteen novels, six non-fiction books and several collections of short stories.
In Steinbeck received the Nobel Prize for Literature. Steinbeck grew up in the Salinas Valley region of California, a culturally diverse place of rich migratory and immigrant history. This upbringing imparted a regionalistic flavor to his writing, giving many of his works a distinct sense of place. Steinbeck moved briefly to New York City, but soon returned home to California to begin his career as a writer. Most of his earlier work dealt with subjects familiar to him from his formative years.
An exception was his first novel Cup of Gold which concerns the pirate Henry Morgan, whose adventures had captured Steinbeck's imagination as a child. In his subsequent novels, Steinbeck found a more authentic voice by drawing upon direct memories of his life in California. Later he used real historical conditions and events in the first half of 20th century America, which he had experienced first-hand as a reporter. Steinbeck often populated his stories with struggling characters; his works examined the lives of the working class and migrant workers during the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression.
His later body of work reflected his wide range of interests, including marine biology, politics, religion, history, and mythology. One of his last published works was Travels with Charley, a travelogue of a road trip he took in to rediscover America. He died in in New York of a heart attack and his ashes are interred in Salinas. Books by John Steinbeck. Articles featuring this book. As we wrap up our Reading Challenge, we decided to ask our Goodreads coworkers a simple yet tough question: What were the Read more Trivia About East of Eden.
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