Print ISBN: 978-1-64265-311-3
# of Pages: 400
# of Volumes: 1
Print List Price: $105
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Critical Insights: The Pearl, by John Steinbeck

November 2019

John Steinbeck’s The Pearl is one of the most popular and most frequently taught of all American novellas. Its Mexican setting, in a location not far from California, gives it a particular interest today as the United States becomes increasingly multicultural. The present volume examines the book from numerous perspectives – historical, cultural, social, economic, ethnic, and literary. This book in the Critical Insights series explores the many factors that have made Steinbeck’s short novel so enduringly appealing, examining the history of the work’s critical reception while also contributing new insights that have not been pursued before.

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