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4.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 5 4.50 (2 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Steinbeck Narrator: Hector Elizondo Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A classic novella from Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck a stirring work that examines the fallacy of the American dream. For the diver Kino, finding a magnificent pearl means the promise of a better life for his impoverished family. His dream blinds him to the greed and suspicions the pearl arouses in him and his neighbors, and even his loving wife cannot temper his obsession or stem the events leading to tragedy. For Steinbeck, Kino and his wife illustrate the fall from innocence experienced by people who believe that wealth erases all problems.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[The Pearl] has the distinction and sincerity that are evident in everything he writes.”

    New Yorker

  • “[Steinbeck has] long trained his prose style for such a task as this: that supple, unstrained, muscular power, responsive to the slightest pull of the reins.”

    Chicago Sunday Times

  • “Form is the most important thing about him. It is at its best in this work.”

    Commonweal

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