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Cover of: East of Eden | John Steinbeck
About the Book

Steinbeck considered East of Eden to be his masterpiece. In his journal, Journal of a Novel (often read as a companion to the novel) he notes that “this is the book I have always wanted and have worked and prayed to be able to write.” Set primarily in the Salinas Valley in the early twentieth century, the novel traces three generations of two families – the Trasks and the Hamiltons – as they grapple with the ever-present forces of good and evil. From this plot emerged some of Steinbeck’s most fascinating characters – many of whom are modeled after people in his own life.

Part allegory, part autobiography, and part epic, East of Eden was an ambitious project from the start – a gift to Steinbeck’s sons that was meant to teach them about identity, grief, and what it means to be human. Tinged with biblical echoes of the fall of Adam and Eve and the rivalry of Cain and Abel, this sprawling saga has captivated audiences everywhere for generations. It is through the popularization of East of Eden that the Salinas Valley was truly transformed into “the valley of the world”; a place where everyone is able to find a piece of themselves in the golden, rolling hills.
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The Salinas Valley is in Norther California.
added by Lisa. "first sentence"

61 editions First published in 1922

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2009, Penguin Group UK
East of Eden
Electronic resource in English
Cover of: Al Este del Eden
September 2005, Tusquets
Al Este del Eden
Paperback in Spanish
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2004, Wheeler Pub.
East of Eden
in English - Large print ed.
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2003, Viking
East of Eden
Hardcover in English - John Steinbeck Centennial Edition (1902-2002)
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July 3, 2003, Longman
East of Eden
Hardcover in English - New edition
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June 2003, Tandem Library
East Of Eden
Library Binding in English
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2002, Penguin Books
East of Eden
Paperback in English - John Steinbeck centennial ed. (1902-2002)
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2002, Penguin Group (USA), Inc.
East of Eden
Electronic resource in English
Cover of: East of Eden
2002, Penguin Books
East of Eden
Paperback in English - John Steinbeck centennial ed. (1902-2002)
Cover of: Al este del Edén
2002, Tusquets Editores
Al este del Edén
in Spanish - 1a ed. en Colección Andanzas
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February 2002, Tandem Library
East of Eden
Unknown Binding in English
Cover of: East of Eden [Audiobook]
2002, Recorded Books
East of Eden [Audiobook]
Audio cassette in English
Cover of: East of Eden (Steinbeck "Essentials")
April 26, 2001, Penguin Books Ltd
East of Eden (Steinbeck "Essentials")
in English
Cover of: East of Eden (Penguin Modern Classics)
September 7, 2000, Penguin Books Ltd
East of Eden (Penguin Modern Classics)
Cover of: East of Eden (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)
October 1999, Rebound by Sagebrush
East of Eden (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)
Library Binding in English
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1997, Xuân Thu
Phía đông vxuơn địa đàng =
in Vietnamese
Cover of: Jenseits von Eden.
January 1, 1997, Dtv
Jenseits von Eden.
Paperback in German
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December 1996, Center for Learning
East of Eden
Spiral-bound in English
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1995, Minerva
East of Eden
in English - New ed.
Cover of: Yidian yuan dong
1995, Shu hua chu ban shi ye you xian gong si
Yidian yuan dong
in Chinese - 880-02 Chu ban.
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1995, Mandarin
East of Eden
in English
Cover of: La valle dell'Eden
1994, Oscar Mondadori
La valle dell'Eden
in Italian
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1993, Penguin
East of Eden
in English
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1992, Penguin Books
East of Eden
in English
Cover of: East of Eden (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)
October 1992, Tandem Library
East of Eden (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)
in English
Cover of: Na východ od ráje
1992, Melantrich
Na východ od ráje
in Czech
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1987, Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
Jenseits von Eden
in German
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1986, Viking
East of Eden
Hardcover in English
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1986, Penguin Books
East of Eden
Paperback in English - Reissue edition
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1981, Penguin Books
East of Eden
Mass Market Paperback in English - Television Edition
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1979, Penguin Books
East of Eden
in English
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1979, Gyldendal Nordk Forlag
OST FOR EDEN (East of Eden) Two Volumes
Leather-bound
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1977, Bantam Books
East of Eden
Mass Market Paperback
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August 1976, Bantam Books
East of Eden
Paperback in English
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June 1976, Ulverscroft Large Print
East of Eden
Hardcover in English - Largeprint edition
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1971, Distributed by Heron Books
East of Eden.
in English
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1970, Viking
East of Eden
in English
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1970, Heinemann
East of Eden.
in English
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Cover of: A l'est d'Eden
1966, Editions mondiales
A l'est d'Eden
in French
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1964, Viking Press
East of Eden.
in English
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1963, Diana Verlag
Jenseits von Eden
in German
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1961, Grosset & Dunlap
East of Eden.
in English
Cover of: Jenseits von Eden
1961, Diana Verlag
Jenseits von Eden
in German
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1960, Bertelsmann
Jenseits von Eden
in German
Cover of: Na wschód od Edenu
1958, Państwowy Instytut Wydawn
Na wschód od Edenu
in Polish
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1958, W. Heinemann
East of Eden.
in English
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1955, Bantam Books
East of Eden
in English
Cover of: A l' Est d'Eden
1954, Rencontre
A l' Est d'Eden
in French
Cover of: A l' est d'Eden
1954, Rencontre
A l' est d'Eden
in French
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1952, Heinemann
East of Eden
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1952, Viking Press
East of Eden.
in English
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1952, Viking Press
East of Eden
in English
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1952, Viking Press
East of Eden.
in English
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1952, Sears Readers Club
East of Eden
in English
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1952, Viking Press
East of Eden.
in English - [Autographed 1st ed.]
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1922, William Heinemann
East of Eden
in English
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Publisher unknown
EAST OF EDEN
Cover of: Anatolika tes Eden
Publish date unknown, Aulos
Anatolika tes Eden
in English
Cover of: East of Eden (0749320478)
Publish date unknown, Arrow
East of Eden (0749320478)
Paperback
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2011 March 28, Recorded Books
East of Eden
eAudio in English

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