Travels with Charley

Travels with Charley
Author: John Steinbeck
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2002
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:52197239
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Travels with Charley Book Review:

Travels with Charley

Travels with Charley
Author: John Steinbeck,Jay Parini
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2001-03-01
ISBN 10: 0141186100
ISBN 13: 9780141186108
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Travels with Charley Book Review:

In 1960, when he was almost 60 years old, John Steinbeck set out to rediscover the United States, feeling he might have lost touch with its sights sounds and the essence of its people. This book decribes his travels in a pick-up truck across nearly 40 states with his dog Charlie, a French poodle.

Travels with Charley

Travels with Charley
Author: John Steinbeck
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 246
Release: 1963
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: LCCN:62012350
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Travels with Charley Book Review:

Steinbeck recounts the experience of taking his car and his dog Charley to travel through the United States, to rediscover the country and its people.

Travels with Charley in Search of America

Travels with Charley in Search of America
Author: John Steinbeck
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-10-02
ISBN 10: 1101615168
ISBN 13: 9781101615164
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Travels with Charley in Search of America Book Review:

An intimate journey across and in search of America, as told by one of its most beloved writers, in a deluxe centennial edition In September 1960, John Steinbeck embarked on a journey across America. He felt that he might have lost touch with the country, with its speech, the smell of its grass and trees, its color and quality of light, the pulse of its people. To reassure himself, he set out on a voyage of rediscovery of the American identity, accompanied by a distinguished French poodle named Charley; and riding in a three-quarter-ton pickup truck named Rocinante. His course took him through almost forty states: northward from Long Island to Maine; through the Midwest to Chicago; onward by way of Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana (with which he fell in love), and Idaho to Seattle, south to San Francisco and his birthplace, Salinas; eastward through the Mojave, New Mexico, Arizona, to the vast hospitality of Texas, to New Orleans and a shocking drama of desegregation; finally, on the last leg, through Alabama, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey to New York. Travels with Charley in Search of America is an intimate look at one of America's most beloved writers in the later years of his life—a self-portrait of a man who never wrote an explicit autobiography. Written during a time of upheaval and racial tension in the South—which Steinbeck witnessed firsthand—Travels with Charley is a stunning evocation of America on the eve of a tumultuous decade. This Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition also features French flaps and deckle-edged paper. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Travels with Charley

Travels with Charley
Author: John Steinbeck
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 277
Release: 1980-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780140053203
ISBN 13: 0140053204
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Travels with Charley Book Review:

Steinbeck records his emotions and experiences during a journey of rediscovery in his native land.

Travels with Charley and Later Novels, 1947-1962

Travels with Charley and Later Novels, 1947-1962
Author: John Steinbeck,Robert J. DeMott
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 990
Release: 2007
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSC:32106018946712
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Travels with Charley and Later Novels, 1947-1962 Book Review:

A final installment of a four-part collection of the classic American writer's works features his later novels, including The Wayward Bus, Burning Bright, Sweet Thursday, and The Winter of Our Discontent, in a volume that is complemented by his final published account, Travels with Charley.

Travels with Charley

Travels with Charley
Author: Mary Ellen Snodgrass,John Steinbeck
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1986
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Travels with Charley Book Review:

Penguin Classics commemorates the 50th anniversary of Steinbeck's Nobel Prize with two stunning new editions of his best-loved worksAt age fifty-eight, John Steinbeck and his poodle, Charley, embarked on a journey across America. This chronicle of their trip meanders from small towns to growing cities to glorious wilderness oases. Still evocative and awe-inspiring after fifty years, Travels with Charley in Search of America provides an intimate look at one of America's most beloved writers in the later years of his life—a self-portrait of a man who never wrote an explicit autobiography. Written during a time of upheaval and racial tension in the South—which Steinbeck witnessed firsthand—Travels with Charley is a stunning evocation of America on the eve of a tumultuous decade.

Steinbeck Centennial Editions

Steinbeck Centennial Editions
Author: John Steinbeck
Publsiher: Penguin Books
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2002-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780147716750
ISBN 13: 0147716756
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Steinbeck Centennial Editions Book Review:

The Centennial boxed set includes: East of Eden, The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men, Cannery Row, The Pearl, and Travels with Charley in Search of America. @IAmWithSam Lennie came back into the cabin with that look on his face and I said, Lennie, did you kill another woman? He told me he had done it again, he thought. Why do I get stuck with the dangerously disabled? Did Forrest Gump ever hurt anyone? From "Twitterature: The World's Greatest Books in Twenty Tweets or Less"

Dogging Steinbeck

Dogging Steinbeck
Author: Bill Steigerwald
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Pub
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2012-12-14
ISBN 10: 9781481078764
ISBN 13: 1481078763
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dogging Steinbeck Book Review:

First Bill Steigerwald took John Steinbeck's classic "Travels With Charley" and used it as a map for his own cross-country road trip in search of America. Then he proved Steinbeck's iconic nonfiction book was a 50-year-old literary fraud. A true story about the triumph of truth."Steinbeck falsified his trip. I am delighted that you went deep into this.” -- Paul Theroux, Author of “The Tao of Travel: Enlightenments from Lives on the Road”"No book gave me more of a kick this year than Bill Steigerwald's investigative travelogue 'Dogging Steinbeck.'" -- Nick Gillespie, editor-in-chief of Reason.comBill Steigerwald had a brilliant plan for showing how much America has changed in the last half century -- or so he thought. He'd simply retrace the 10,000-mile route John Steinbeck took around the USA in 1960 for his beloved bestseller “Travels With Charley.” Then he'd compare the America he saw with the country Steinbeck described in his classic road book. But when the intrepid ex-newspaperman from Pittsburgh started researching Steinbeck's trip he uncovered a shocking literary scoop. Steinbeck's iconic nonfiction book was a fraud. “Travels With Charley” was not just full of fiction. It was a deceptive and dishonest account of the great novelist's actual road trip. Steigerwald made his own road trip exactly 50 years after Steinbeck did. Chasing and fact-checking Steinbeck's ghost for 11,276 miles and 43 days, meeting hundreds of ordinary Americans, often sleeping in the back of his car in Wal-Mart parking lots, he drove from Maine to California to Texas. Despite the Great Recession and national headlines dripping with gloom and doom, Steigerwald discovered an America along the Steinbeck Highway that was big, empty, rich, safe, clean, prosperous and friendly. He didn't just reaffirm his faith in America to withstand the long train of abuse from Washington and Wall Street, however. He also exposed the half-century-old myths of “Travels With Charley,” ruffled the PhDs of the country's top Steinbeck scholars and forced “Charley's” publisher to finally tell the truth. Steigerwald is a well-traveled journalist and veteran libertarian columnist. With the spirit of a teenage driver, a dogged pursuit of the facts and a refreshing point of view about America proudly located in the heart of Flyover Country not Manhattan, he spins the story of his ride with Steinbeck's ghost into a provocative, news-making and entertaining American road book.More Praise & Critiques"I still believe John Steinbeck is one of America's greatest writers and I still love 'Travels With Charley,' be it fact or fiction or, as Bill Steigerwald doggedly proved, both. While I disagree with a number of Steigerwald's conclusions, I don't dispute his facts. He greatly broadened my understanding of Steinbeck the man and the author, particularly during his last years. And, whether Steigerwald intended it or not, in tracking down the original draft of 'Travels With Charley' he made a significant contribution to Steinbeck's legacy. "Dogging Steinbeck" is a good honest book." -- Curt Gentry, Author of "Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders" (with Vincent Bugliosi)I wanted … first to express my personal admiration for the job you did. Second to tell you that you became a kind of a journalistic hero in my travel-story about Steinbeck, because you did such fantastic detailed research on the subject, and you did it alone, in sometimes-difficult circumstances. – Geert Mak, Dutch journalist/historian and author of “Reizen zonder John op zoek naar Amerika (Traveling Without John in Search of America)”

In America

In America
Author: Geert Mak
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2015-11-19
ISBN 10: 0099578735
ISBN 13: 9780099578734
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In America Book Review:

In 1960 John Steinbeck and his dog Charley set out in their green pickup truck to rediscover the soul of America, visiting small towns and cities from New York to New Orleans.The trip became Travels With Charley, one of his best-loved books. Half a century on, Geert Mak sets off from Steinbeck's home. Mile after mile, as he retraces Steinbeck's footsteps through the potato fields of Maine to the endless prairies of the Midwest and stumbles across glistening suburbs and boarded-up stores, Mak searches for the roots of America and what remains of the world Steinbeck describes. How has America changed in the last fifty years; what remains of the American dream; and what do Europe and America now have in common?

Terra Incognita

Terra Incognita
Author: Sara Wheeler
Publsiher: Modern Library
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2014-10-01
ISBN 10: 080415242X
ISBN 13: 9780804152426
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Terra Incognita Book Review:

It is the coldest, windiest, driest place on earth, an icy desert of unearthly beauty and stubborn impenetrability. For centuries, Antarctica has captured the imagination of our greatest scientists and explorers, lingering in the spirit long after their return. Shackleton called it "the last great journey"; for Apsley Cherry-Garrard it was the worst journey in the world. This is a book about the call of the wild and the response of the spirit to a country that exists perhaps most vividly in the mind. Sara Wheeler spent seven months in Antarctica, living with its scientists and dreamers. No book is more true to the spirit of that continent--beguiling, enchanted and vast beyond the furthest reaches of our imagination. Chosen by Beryl Bainbridge and John Major as one of the best books of the year, recommended by the editors of Entertainment Weekly and the Chicago Tribune, one of the Seattle Times's top ten travel books of the year, Terra Incognita is a classic of polar literature.

Steinbeck

Steinbeck
Author: John Steinbeck
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 928
Release: 1989-04-01
ISBN 10: 9781440673870
ISBN 13: 144067387X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Steinbeck Book Review:

"Surely his most interesting, plausibly his most memorable, and . . . arguably his best book" —The New York Times Book Review For John Steinbeck, who hated the telephone, letter-writing was a preparation for work and a natural way for him to communicate his thoughts on people he liked and hated; on marriage, women, and children; on the condition of the world; and on his progress in learning his craft. Opening with letters written during Steinbeck's early years in California, and closing with a 1968 note written in Sag Herbor, New York, Steinbeck: A Life in Letters reveals the inner thoughts and rough character of this American author as nothing else has and as nothing else ever will. "The reader will discover as much about the making of a writer and the creative process, as he will about Steinbeck. And that's a lot." —Los Angeles Herald-Examiner "A rewarding book of enduring interest, this becomes a major part of the Steinbeck canon." —The Wall Street Journal

Working Days

Working Days
Author: John Steinbeck
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 180
Release: 1990
ISBN 10: 9780140144574
ISBN 13: 0140144579
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Working Days Book Review:

The novelist records his thoughts, feelings, and experiences during the writing of The grapes of wrath, in this diary of those years

In Pursuit of the Common Good

In Pursuit of the Common Good
Author: Paul Newman,A.E. Hotchner
Publsiher: Crown Business
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2008-08-12
ISBN 10: 0767931025
ISBN 13: 9780767931021
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Pursuit of the Common Good Book Review:

Shameless exploitation has never been more fun nor done more good for more people than when done by Newman’s Own—the first green food company to use all-natural ingredients, and still the most successful. It was 1982 when Paul Newman and A. E. Hotchner made their foray into local gourmet shops with bottles of their homemade salad dressing. The venture was intended to be a lark, a way to poke fun at the traditional way the market operates. Hurdling obstacle after obstacle, they created the first company to mass-market all-natural products, eliminating the chemicals, gums, and preservatives that existed in food at the time. This picaresque saga is the inspiring story of how the two friends parlayed the joke into a multimillion-dollar company that gives all its profits to the less fortunate without spending money on galas, mailings, and other expensive outreaches. It also serves as a textbook for foundations and charitable organizations looking to do the most good they can with what they have. Told in alternating voices, Newman and Hotchner have written a zany tale that is a business model for entrepreneurs, an inspirational book, and just plain delightful reading.

Jupiter's Travels

Jupiter's Travels
Author: Ted Simon
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2007-01-25
ISBN 10: 0141929294
ISBN 13: 9780141929293
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jupiter's Travels Book Review:

Jupiter's Travels -Ted Simon's astonishing 4 year motorbike journey around the world The book that inspired Ewan McGregor's Long Way Round In the late 1970s Ted Simon set off on a Triumph and rode 63,000 miles over four years through fifty-four countries in a journey that took him around the world. Through breakdowns, prison, war, revolutions, disasters and a Californian commune, he travelled into the depths of fear and reached the heights of euphoria. He met astonishing people and was treated as a spy, a welcome stranger and even a god. For Simon the trip became a journey into his own soul, and for many others - including bikers Charley Boorman and Ewan McGrergor - it provides an inspiration they will never forget. This classic text, which has informed a whole genre of travel writing in the thirty years since it was first published, will never be bettered for sheer adventure, passion, humour and honesty. Brought up in England by a German mother and a Romanian father, Ted Simon found himself impelled by an insatiable desire to explore the world. It led him to abandon an early scientific career in favour of journalism, and he has worked for several newspapers and magazines on Fleet Street and elsewhere. Ted Simon is also the author of Riding Home and The Gypsy in Me.

The Short Novels of John Steinbeck

The Short Novels of John Steinbeck
Author: John Steinbeck
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 568
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 9780749398880
ISBN 13: 0749398884
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Short Novels of John Steinbeck Book Review:

The Last Station

The Last Station
Author: Jay Parini
Publsiher: Text Publishing
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2010-03-01
ISBN 10: 1921656131
ISBN 13: 9781921656132
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Station Book Review:

Now a major motion picture starring Helen Mirren, Christopher Plummer and James McAvoy It’s 1910. The life of Leo Tolstoy is moving towards its close. The assistant: ‘Since my conversion to Tolstoyism, I was hungry for God, hungry to learn, to perfect my soul.’ The most celebrated figure in Russia is surrounded. The daughter: ‘I have made myself indispensable to Papa, and he is grateful. He loves me now, much as I love him.’ A colony of acolytes and administrators jostle for his favour. The doctor: ‘I am not so foolish as to think that he is Christ. But Leo Nikolayevich is certainly one of his prophets.’ Torn by the contradictions between his egalitarian creed and his privileged situation, he finds himself desperate for peace. The wife: ‘I know it for sure now. They’ll do anything to come between me and my husband.’ Drawing on the writings of Tolstoy and his intimates, dancing bewitchingly between fact and fiction, The Last Station evokes brilliantly the battle for the tortured soul of a genius.

Quicklet on John Steinbeck's Travels with Charley in Search of America (CliffNotes-like Summary)

Quicklet on John Steinbeck's Travels with Charley in Search of America (CliffNotes-like Summary)
Author: David Shook
Publsiher: Hyperink Inc
Total Pages: 29
Release: 2012-02-24
ISBN 10: 1614641595
ISBN 13: 9781614641599
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Quicklet on John Steinbeck's Travels with Charley in Search of America (CliffNotes-like Summary) Book Review:

ABOUT THE BOOK I came to John Steinbeck’s work through his novella The Pearl, a diminutive but dark allegory about a Native American pearl diver whose discovery of an enormous pearl hurls him and his family into a world of greed and its disastrous consequences. From The Pearl, I found Cannery Row, my favorite Steinbeck novel. From its first sentence, Steinbeck’s descriptions vibrate with the same energy and poetry that his eclectic cast of outcasts embody as they throw unauthorized parties and philosophize with Doc, based on Steinbeck’s real-life friend Ed Ricketts, on 1920s Monterey Bay, the American sardine capital at that time. “Cannery Row in Monterey in California is a poem, a stink, a grating noise, a quality of light, a tone, a habit, a nostalgia, a dream.” I turned next to Steinbeck’s nonfiction, attracted to Travels with Charley: In Search of America because of my own experiences on Routes 10 and 40, mostly heading west towards California, or back to Oklahoma or Texas to wait until I could go again. Like Steinbeck with his standard poodle Charley, I drove with my steadfast companion, Okie Doke, a considerably smaller pooch. MEET THE AUTHOR David Shook studied endangered languages in Oklahoma and poetry at Oxford. He's published essays about dancing with the President of Burundi and being detained in Equatorial Guinea, and his poetry, translations, and book reviews regularly appear in magazines like Ambit, Poetry, and World Literature Today. His most recent translations include Mario Bellatin’s novella Shiki Nagaoka: A Nose for Fiction, Roberto Bolano’s 1976 manifesto “Leave Everything, Again,” and the selected love poems of Isthmus Zapotec poet Victor Teran. His current writing projects include Kilometer Zero, a covertly filmed documentary about lost Equatoguinean poets, a miniature encyclopedia, and a collection of travel essays. Shook lives with his wife and chihuahua in Los Angeles, where he edits Molossus. He’s a competitive foosballer, miniature book collector, banjolele picker, and aspiring rapper. His moustache is sponsored by Oregon Wild Hair Moustache Wax, the most literary moustache wax in the world. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK Steinbeck won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962, two years after his driving tour across the continent and just months after the publication of Travels with Charley. His winning propelled Travels with Charley to the number one spot on the New York Times Best Seller List. In his acceptance speech he lauded “man’s proven capacity for greatness,” and challenged all writers to celebrate that greatness in their written work. For Steinbeck, that was literature’s ultimate purpose, and he compellingly articulated his opinion throughout his speech: “I hold that the writer who does not believe in the perfectibility of man has no dedication nor any membership in literature.” Born in Salinas, California on 27 February 1902, John Steinbeck witnessed man’s capacity for greatness in the fertile farmlands surrounding the agricultural hub town. While working those fields himself—notably in the company town of Spreckels, which boasted the world’s largest beet sugar processing plant—he witnessed many of man’s less noble attributes, including corporate and individual greed, the poor treatment of migrant workers, and the degradation of the physical environment, all themes he explored in his work. Buy a copy to keep reading!

East of Eden

East of Eden
Author: John Steinbeck
Publsiher: McClelland & Stewart
Total Pages: 602
Release: 2020-02-25
ISBN 10: 0735254281
ISBN 13: 9780735254282
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

East of Eden Book Review:

The masterpiece of Steinbeck’s later years, East of Eden is a sprawling epic in which his most mesmerizing characters and enduring themes were created and explored: the mystery of identity, the inexplicability of love, and the murderous consequences of love’s absence. Set in the rich farmland of California’s Salinas Valley, this expansive and often brutal novel follows the intertwined destinies of two families, the Trasks and the Hamiltons, whose generations helplessly reenact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel. East of Eden was a 1955 film introducing James Dean, the book that revived Oprah’s Book Club, considered by Steinbeck to be his magnum opus, and has remained vitally present in American culture for over half a century. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Christmas at the Waratah Inn

Christmas at the Waratah Inn
Author: Lilly Mirren
Publsiher: Black Lab Press
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2019-10-21
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Christmas at the Waratah Inn Book Review:

Christmas is a time for second chances...and for love. Elizabeth Cranwell's children left home, her husband divorced her and dissolved their shared business, and she's set to spend Christmas alone. Without her husband or the thriving business she spent years of her life building, Elizabeth doesn't know who she is or what to do with her days. She's dreading spending her first Christmas alone when her friends convince her to book a holiday at the Waratah Inn. Robert Patch thought things couldn't get any worse when his only daughter married a controlling and angry man. That was until his grandchildren arrived. When his son-in-law won't allow Robert to stay with them over the holidays Robert does the next best thing and books into a nearby inn so he can see the children. He is pleasantly surprised when he meets a woman who reminds him of the love he lost so many years ago, in a way that reawakens a heart he'd long thought dormant. Filled with memorable characters, from a cheeky possum to a cook who moonlights as an amateur counsellor, this sweet, small-town Christmas story celebrates the camaraderie of a life lived in community and second chances at life and love. A stand-alone, heartwarming Christmas romance for fans of Sheila Roberts, Debbie Macomber and Debbie Mason.