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The Pearl

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Title:The Pearl
Author:
Steinbeck, John   
(19 of 31 for author by title)
The Raid
The Pastures of Heaven
Published:   1947
Publisher:William Heinemann Ltd
Tags:fiction, Mexico, novella
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The Pearl follows a pearl diver, Kino, and explores man’s purpose as well as greed, defiance of societal norms, and evil. Steinbeck's inspiration was a Mexican folk tale from La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico, which he had heard in a visit to the formerly pearl-rich region in 1940.~Wikipedia [Suggest a different description.]

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Author Bio for Steinbeck, John

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John Steinbeck (1902-1968) was one of the great American writers. He was known for writing books filled with social criticism such as Tortilla Flats and The Grapes of Wrath. He won the Nobel Prize in 1962 for his "realistic and imaginative writings, combining as they do sympathetic humour and keen social perception." (nobelprize.org)

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