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Travels with Charley

Travels with Charley
In Search of America

by John Steinbeck

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2001-03-01
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0141190663
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In 1960, when he was almost sixty years old, John Steinbeck set out to rediscover his native land. He felt that he might have lost touch with its sights, sounds and the essence of its people. Accompanied only by his dog, Charley, he travelled all across the United States in a pick-up truck. His journey took him through almost forty states, and he saw things that made him proud, angry, sympathetic and elated. All that he saw and experienced is described with remarkable honesty and insight. Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck is remembered as one of the greatest and best-loved American writers of the twentieth century. During the 1930s, his works included The Red Pony, Pastures of Heaven, Tortilla Flat, In Dubious Battle, and Of Mice and Men. The Grapes of Wrath, published in 1939, earned him a Pulitzer Prize. In 1962, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Travels with Charley

Travels with Charley
In Search of America

by John Steinbeck

  • Publisher : Penguin Classics
  • Release : 1997
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Steinbeck records his emotions and experiences during a journey of rediscovery in his native land

Travels with Charley in Search of America

Travels with Charley in Search of America
(Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

by John Steinbeck

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2012-10-02
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1101615168
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An intimate journey across and in search of America, as told by one of its most beloved writers, in a deluxe centennial edition 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 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Travels with Charley

Travels with Charley
A Book

by Mary Ellen Snodgrass,John Steinbeck

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1986
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Penguin Classics commemorates the 50th anniversary of Steinbeck's Nobel Prize with two stunning new editions of his best-loved worksAt age fifty-eight, John Steinbeck and his poodle, Charley, embarked on a journey across America. This chronicle of their trip meanders from small towns to growing cities to glorious wilderness oases. Still evocative and awe-inspiring after fifty years, Travels with Charley in Search of America provides 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.

Travels with Charley and Later Novels, 1947-1962

Travels with Charley and Later Novels, 1947-1962
A Book

by John Steinbeck,Robert J. DeMott

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 990
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A final installment of a four-part collection of the classic American writer's works features his later novels, including The Wayward Bus, Burning Bright, Sweet Thursday, and The Winter of Our Discontent, in a volume that is complemented by his final published account, Travels with Charley.

Travels with Charley in Search of America

Travels with Charley in Search of America
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2021-02
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9781663605436
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Steinbeck Centennial Editions

Steinbeck Centennial Editions
Travels With Charley in Search of America/Of Mice and Men/The Grapes of Wrath/The Pearl/East of Eden/Cannery Row

by John Steinbeck

  • Publisher : Penguin Books
  • Release : 2002-01-01
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN : 9780147716750
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Centennial boxed set includes: East of Eden, The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men, Cannery Row, The Pearl, and Travels with Charley in Search of America. @IAmWithSam Lennie came back into the cabin with that look on his face and I said, Lennie, did you kill another woman? He told me he had done it again, he thought. Why do I get stuck with the dangerously disabled? Did Forrest Gump ever hurt anyone? From "Twitterature: The World's Greatest Books in Twenty Tweets or Less"

Complete Works of John Steinbeck (illustrated)

Complete Works of John Steinbeck (illustrated)
A Book

by John Steinbeck

  • Publisher : Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
  • Release : 2020-07-23
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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John Ernst Steinbeck Jr. has been called "a giant of American letters”. During his writing career, he authored 33 books, including 16 novels, six non-fiction books, and two collections of short stories. His magnum opus ‘The Grapes of Wrath’ (1939), which epitomises the harrowing events of the Clutch Plague era, stirred widespread sympathy for the plight of migrant workers. Many of Steinbeck's works are set in the Salinas Valley of his childhood and they frequently explore themes of fate and the injustices suffered by their everyman protagonists. Fashioned with rich symbolic structures, they convey archetypal qualities in enduring characters, winning for Steinbeck the 1962 Nobel Prize for Literature. The major works of Steinbeck are In Dubious Battle, Of Mice and Men, The Grapes of Wrath, East of Eden, Travels with Charley.

Chasing Charley

Chasing Charley
A Book

by Mike Lauterborn

  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release : 2018-11-07
  • Pages : 388
  • ISBN : 1546267743
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In 1960, acclaimed American author John Steinbeck (Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men) embarked on a three-month road trip around the United States with his wife’s gentleman poodle, Charley, in tow. Steinbeck’s aim was to rediscover the country he had last roamed as a young man. Ultimately, the journey would be as much about self-discovery. The resulting book, Travels with Charley, was a bestseller and is now counted among the classic American road novels. In 2003, writer Mike Lauterborn set off by van to follow Steinbeck’s path, to both learn about the author and see how America and Americans had changed in the intervening forty-plus years. Along the way, he hoped to find some of the people and places Steinbeck had encountered while taking in new sights and experiences. Travels with Charley aided Lauterborn during the planning stages of his own trip and prepared him for hardships Steinbeck had also faced, including vehicle troubles, adverse weather, solitude, and health woes. The author’s words would inspire, console, and haunt the young writer. Ultimately, the trail would lead Lauterborn to some of America’s most enduring landmarks, from broad rivers, rugged coastlines, and azure-blue volcanic lakes to barren deserts, quaint small towns, and sprawling cities. He met people from all walks of life and was struck by their common resilience, work ethic, and patriotism. In the end, however, he was most impressed by the formidable scope of the journey the ailing Steinbeck had undertaken. This book is a tribute to the author’s tireless pursuit of the noble quest.

In America

In America
Travels with John Steinbeck

by Geert Mak

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2014-11-20
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN : 1448139686
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In 1960 John Steinbeck and his dog Charley set out in their green pickup truck to rediscover the soul of America, visiting small towns and cities from New York to New Orleans.The trip became Travels With Charley, one of his best-loved books. Half a century on, Geert Mak sets off from Steinbeck’s home. Mile after mile, as he retraces Steinbeck’s footsteps through the potato fields of Maine to the endless prairies of the Midwest and stumbles across glistening suburbs and boarded-up stores, Mak searches for the roots of America and what remains of the world Steinbeck describes. How has America changed in the last fifty years; what remains of the American dream; and what do Europe and America now have in common?

Steinbeck's Travel Literature

Steinbeck's Travel Literature
Essays in Criticism

by Tetsumaro Hayashi

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1980
  • Pages : 76
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Dogging Steinbeck

Dogging Steinbeck
How I Went in Search of John Steinbeck's America, Found My Own America, and Exposed the Truth About 'Travels With Charley'

by Bill Steigerwald

  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
  • Release : 2012-12-14
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 9781481078764
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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First Bill Steigerwald took John Steinbeck's classic "Travels With Charley" and used it as a map for his own cross-country road trip in search of America. Then he proved Steinbeck's iconic nonfiction book was a 50-year-old literary fraud. A true story about the triumph of truth."Steinbeck falsified his trip. I am delighted that you went deep into this.” -- Paul Theroux, Author of “The Tao of Travel: Enlightenments from Lives on the Road”"No book gave me more of a kick this year than Bill Steigerwald's investigative travelogue 'Dogging Steinbeck.'" -- Nick Gillespie, editor-in-chief of Reason.comBill Steigerwald had a brilliant plan for showing how much America has changed in the last half century -- or so he thought. He'd simply retrace the 10,000-mile route John Steinbeck took around the USA in 1960 for his beloved bestseller “Travels With Charley.” Then he'd compare the America he saw with the country Steinbeck described in his classic road book. But when the intrepid ex-newspaperman from Pittsburgh started researching Steinbeck's trip he uncovered a shocking literary scoop. Steinbeck's iconic nonfiction book was a fraud. “Travels With Charley” was not just full of fiction. It was a deceptive and dishonest account of the great novelist's actual road trip. Steigerwald made his own road trip exactly 50 years after Steinbeck did. Chasing and fact-checking Steinbeck's ghost for 11,276 miles and 43 days, meeting hundreds of ordinary Americans, often sleeping in the back of his car in Wal-Mart parking lots, he drove from Maine to California to Texas. Despite the Great Recession and national headlines dripping with gloom and doom, Steigerwald discovered an America along the Steinbeck Highway that was big, empty, rich, safe, clean, prosperous and friendly. He didn't just reaffirm his faith in America to withstand the long train of abuse from Washington and Wall Street, however. He also exposed the half-century-old myths of “Travels With Charley,” ruffled the PhDs of the country's top Steinbeck scholars and forced “Charley's” publisher to finally tell the truth. Steigerwald is a well-traveled journalist and veteran libertarian columnist. With the spirit of a teenage driver, a dogged pursuit of the facts and a refreshing point of view about America proudly located in the heart of Flyover Country not Manhattan, he spins the story of his ride with Steinbeck's ghost into a provocative, news-making and entertaining American road book.More Praise & Critiques"I still believe John Steinbeck is one of America's greatest writers and I still love 'Travels With Charley,' be it fact or fiction or, as Bill Steigerwald doggedly proved, both. While I disagree with a number of Steigerwald's conclusions, I don't dispute his facts. He greatly broadened my understanding of Steinbeck the man and the author, particularly during his last years. And, whether Steigerwald intended it or not, in tracking down the original draft of 'Travels With Charley' he made a significant contribution to Steinbeck's legacy. "Dogging Steinbeck" is a good honest book." -- Curt Gentry, Author of "Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders" (with Vincent Bugliosi)I wanted … first to express my personal admiration for the job you did. Second to tell you that you became a kind of a journalistic hero in my travel-story about Steinbeck, because you did such fantastic detailed research on the subject, and you did it alone, in sometimes-difficult circumstances. – Geert Mak, Dutch journalist/historian and author of “Reizen zonder John op zoek naar Amerika (Traveling Without John in Search of America)”

A Study Guide to Steinbeck

A Study Guide to Steinbeck
A Handbook to His Major Works

by Tetsumaro Hayashi

  • Publisher : Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press
  • Release : 1974
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck
A Study of the Theme of Compassion

by M. R. Satyanarayana

  • Publisher : Hyderabad, [India] : Satyanarayana
  • Release : 1977
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Long Way Home

Long Way Home
On the Trail of Steinbeck's America

by Bill Barich

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2018-07-24
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1510732489
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“We do not take a trip; a trip takes us,” John Steinbeck noted in his 1962 classic, Travels with Charley. In 2008, Bill Barich decided to explore the mood of the United States as Steinbeck had done almost a half century before. He set off on a 5,943 mile cross-country drive from New York to his old hometown of San Francisco on Route 50, a road twisting through the American heartland. Long Way Home is the stunning result of his pilgrimage. From the Eastern Shore of Maryland to the spectacular landscape of Moab, Utah, to Steinbeck’s own Salinas Valley, the book is filled with memorable encounters and rich in history and local color; a truthful, inspired account of a once-in-a-lifetime trip. It offers an incisive portrait of a nation divided and the grassroots dissatisfaction that ultimately catapulted Donald Trump into the White House. From the Eastern Shore of Maryland to the spectacular landscape of Moab, Utah, to Steinbeck's own Salinas Valley, filled with memorable encounters and redolent with history and local color, Long Way Home is a truthful, inspiring account of the country at a social and political crossroad.

John Steinbeck, Nature and Myth

John Steinbeck, Nature and Myth
A Book

by Peter Lisca

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1978
  • Pages : 245
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Portrays the life and achievements of a distinguished American writer, winner of a Nobel prize in 1962 and author of "Grapes of Wrath" and "Travels with Charlie."

Rediscovering Steinbeck

Rediscovering Steinbeck
Revisionist Views of His Art, Politics, and Intellect

by Cliff Lewis,Carroll Britch

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1989
  • Pages : 277
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Nine revisionist essays that challenge the notion that the Nobel Prize winning novelist John Steinbeck was a realist and a mystic, arguing instead that he was a humanitarian and a great intellectual.

Travels in America

Travels in America
A Large Print Anthology

by Roy Bongartz

  • Publisher : Macmillan Reference USA
  • Release : 1988
  • Pages : 488
  • ISBN : 9780816144129
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Shares impressions of each region of the U.S. by Edward Hoagland, John Steinbeck, Paul Theroux, James Audubon, Charles Dickens, Calvin Trillin, and John McPhee

A Political Companion to John Steinbeck

A Political Companion to John Steinbeck
A Book

by Cyrus Ernesto Zirakzadeh,Simon Stow

  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Release : 2013-05-15
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 0813142040
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Though he was a recipient of both the Pulitzer Prize and the Nobel Prize for Literature, American novelist John Steinbeck (1902--1968) has frequently been censored. Even in the twenty-first century, nearly ninety years after his work first appeared in print, Steinbeck's novels, stories, and plays still generate controversy: his 1937 book Of Mice and Men was banned in some Mississippi schools in 2002, and as recently as 2009, he made the American Library Association's annual list of most frequently challenged authors. A Political Companion to John Steinbeck examines the most contentious political aspects of the author's body of work, from his early exploration of social justice and political authority during the Great Depression to his later positions regarding domestic and international threats to American policies. Featuring contemporaneous and present-day interpretations of his novels and essays by historians, literary scholars, and political theorists, this book covers the spectrum of Steinbeck's writing, exploring everything from his place in American political culture to his seeming betrayal of his leftist principles in later years.

Travels with Roena and Charley

Travels with Roena and Charley
Germany-Switzerland 1990

by Charles Reitz,Roena Haynie

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2021-04
  • Pages : 46
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Travel photos of Switzerland and Germany, 1990