Travels with Charley

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Travels with Charley

in search of America.

  • 4.07 ·
  • 15 Ratings
  • 116 Want to read
  • 10 Currently reading
  • 25 Have read

A quest across America, from the northernmost tip of Maine to California's Monterey Peninsula To hear the speech of the real America, to smell the grass and the tress, to see the colors and the light—these were John Steinbeck's goals as he set out, at the age of fifty-eight, to rediscover the country he had been writing about for so many years. With Charley, his French poodle, Steinbeck drives the interstates and the country roads, dines with truckers, encounters bears at Yellowstone and old friends in San Francisco. And he reflects on the American character, racial hostility, on a particular form of American loneliness he finds almost everywhere, and on the unexpected kindness of strangers that is also a very real part of our national identity. "Pure delight, a pungent potpourri of places and people interspersed with bittersweet essays on everything from the emotional difficulties of growing old to the reasons why giant sequoias arouse such awe." — The New York Times Book Review "Profound, sympathetic, often angry...an honest moving book by one of our great writers." — The San Francisco Examiner "This is superior Steinbeck—a muscular, evocative report of a journey of rediscovery." — John Barkham, Saturday Review Syndicate "The eager, sensuous pages in which he writes about what he found and whom he encountered frame a picture of our human nature in the twentieth century which will not soon be surpassed." — Edward Weeks, The Atlantic Monthly

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Viking Press
Language
English
Pages
246

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Cover of: Viajes Con Charley En Busca De América
Viajes Con Charley En Busca De América
Mar 19, 2008, Ediciones Península
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Travels with Charley: In Search of America
2002, Penguin Books
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Travels with Charley: in search of America
2002, Penguin Books
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Travels with Charley (Penguin Modern Classics)
March 1, 2001, Penguin Books Ltd
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Travels with Charley: in search of America
1997, Penguin Books
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Travels With Charley: In Search of America
1986, ISIS Large Print
Hardcover in English - Large Prnt edition
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Travels with Charley: in search of America
1980, Penguin Books
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Travels with Charley
January 1977, Bantam Books
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Dewey Decimal Class
818/.5203, B
Library of Congress
E169 .S82

The Physical Object

Pagination
246 p.
Number of pages
246

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL5851987M
LCCN
62012359
Library Thing
5518

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