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The White Quail

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Title:The White Quail
Steinbeck, John   
(30 of 31 for author by title)
The Winter of Our Discontent
The Wayward Bus
Published:   1935
Publisher:North American Review
Tags:fiction, short story

The story revolves around the goal of Mary Teller to wall out the natural environs and to replace them with a structured and artificial garden of her own creation. Choosing her husband, Harry Teller, on the basis of his compatibility with such a structured living area, Mary appears to exclude personal emotions so she can attain her goal. [Suggest a different description.]

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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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