East of Eden (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)
by John Steinbeck
Paperback- $10.74

A masterpiece of Biblical scope, and the magnum opus of one of America’s most enduring authors

In his journal, Nobel Prize winner John ...

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  "Classic soap opera with wonderful writing." by [email protected] (see profile) 05/18/07

A timeless story line of good and evil. Spectacular writing that is timeless. A must read or re-read.

 
  "Amazing Writing and Author!" by KarenC (see profile) 10/12/07

I thoroughly enjoyed reading "East of Eden," even more than "The Grapes of Wrath" (which was exceptional). The descriptive imagery intertwined with the lives of the characters brought the story to life in ways other authors only dream of creating. In my book, John Steinbeck is the master of American storytelling.

 
  "A Fabulous Classic" by shortstallings (see profile) 12/05/07

I have NEVER liked anything by Steinbeck....until I read East of Eden. It's one of my all time favorites. Beautifully written - well worth the read!

 
  "Made us all remember why Steinbeck is one of the great American writers." by kamabookclub (see profile) 05/21/08

 
  "Big story! Told on lots of pages...but worth every turn." by bellasmile2 (see profile) 07/13/08

The story of 2 brothers; good vs. evil.

The story is very complex and in the beginning will drag with detail BUT WAIT! It picks up a great pace, it all comes together, and you are glad you read such a fascinating story.

 
  "I loved this book!" by domi626 (see profile) 08/11/10

This book shows the complexity and simplicity of human character and how they are passed down through generations.

 
  "A great read" by iamom05 (see profile) 11/16/10

I enjoyed this book as crazy as the people are in it. Our club discussed this book more than any other I think we've ever read (and we've read some great books and LONG books!). There is a lot to it.

 
  "East of Eden" by freyapalmer (see profile) 08/26/11

One of my favorite books of all time! John Steinbeck is a master of story telling!

 
  "Amazing" by yngpsych (see profile) 02/28/12

So glad I read this novel. I never would have picked it up were it not for a book club. I could not put it down and have given it as a gift to many friends who all loved it..Epic, Chilling, and sometimes funny...Just read it!

 
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  "East of Eden" by [email protected] (see profile) 02/29/16

There's a lot to take in and think about. Our book club really enjoyed talking about all the spiritual material of the book.

 
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  "" by [email protected] (see profile) 01/01/19

Likable until it became too wordy. By page 400, it was like, “Land this thing already, Steinbeck!”

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