'There is only one book to a man.' Steinbeck wrote of East of Eden.
Set in the rich farmland of the Salinas Valley, California, this powerful, often brutal novel, follows the interwined 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.
Here Steinbeck created some of his most memorable characters and explored his most enduring themes: the mystery of indentity; the inexplicability of love, and the murderous consequences of love's absence.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 720 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 03/04/2014
- Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780141394893