The Pearl

The Pearl
Author: John Steinbeck
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 118
Release: 2001
Genre: Avarice
ISBN: 0141312556

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This moving parable of wealth and the evil it can bring is based on a Mexican folktale. The simple life of Kino, a pearl fisher, changes for ever when he finds a great pearl, a pearl as large as a seagull's egg. The story is of the finding of the pearl, the dreams it represents and its loss. Kino is blind to the greed, fear and even violence the pearl arouses in his neighbours - and in himself - and the promise of great wealth and a better life for Kino and his family brings nothing but misfortune and enemies.

Poverty in John Steinbeck s The Pearl

Poverty in John Steinbeck s The Pearl
Author: Louise Hawker
Publsiher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2012-01-12
Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
ISBN: 9780737758085

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This informative volume examines John Steinbeck's life and work, with a specific look at key ideas related to The Pearl. The book discusses a variety of topics, including whether Kino chooses enslavement to wealth in order to escape poverty, and whether the townspeople have a parasitic relationship with the poor. The book also explores contemporary perspectives on poverty, such as the changing views of the term "culture of poverty" and the relationship between Western materialism and spiritual depression.

The Pearl

The Pearl
Author: John Steinbeck
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 96
Release: 1993-02-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 014017737X

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“There it lay, the great pearl, perfect as the moon.” Like his father and grandfather before him, Kino is a poor diver, gathering pearls from the gulf beds that once brought great wealth to the Kings of Spain and now provide Kino, Juana, and their infant son with meager subsistence. Then, on a day like any other, Kino emerges from the sea with a pearl as large as a sea gull's egg, as "perfect as the moon." With the pearl comes hope, the promise of comfort and of security.... A story of classic simplicity, based on a Mexican folk tale, The Pearl explores the secrets of man's nature, the darkest depths of evil, and the luminous possibilities of love.

John Steinbeck s the Pearl

John Steinbeck s the Pearl
Author: Carol Forman
Publsiher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
Total Pages: 72
Release: 1985
Genre: Study Aids
ISBN: 0812035348

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A guide to reading "The Pearl" with a critical and appreciative mind encouraging analysis of plot, style, form, and structure. Also includes background on the author's life and times, sample tests, term paper suggestions, and a reading list.

Night Kites

Night Kites
Author: M. E. Kerr
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 245
Release: 2013-12-17
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
ISBN: 9781480455528

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What do you do when your whole world is blown apart? A seventeen-year-old confronts love, betrayal, and his brother’s illness in this brave, deeply compassionate novel by M. E. Kerr Life is going great for Seaville High senior Erick Rudd. He’s a good student, he has a girlfriend he’ll probably marry, and he’s on a straight path to college. Then his best friend’s girlfriend lets him know she’s attracted to him. Seventeen going on twenty-five, Nicki Marr is blond, green eyed, and gorgeous. Soon, Erick is seeing her on the sly. Guilt ridden over his deception, Erick isn’t prepared for what happens next. He finds out that his brother, Pete, who’s ten years older and lives in New York, is very sick . . . with AIDS. Erick is stunned; he didn’t even know his brother was gay. It was Pete who told a five-year-old Erick that night kites don’t think about the dark, that they’re not afraid to be different. How Erick and his parents deal with Pete’s illness—and how Erick handles his relationship with Nicki—are what make this book so unforgettable. Fearless and profoundly affecting, it will stay with you long after the last page is turned. This ebook features an illustrated personal history of M. E. Kerr including rare images from the author’s collection.

Never Flirt with Puppy Killers

Never Flirt with Puppy Killers
Author: Dan Wilbur
Publsiher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2016-05-10
Genre: Humor
ISBN: 9781449479121

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“Classics” (the books you’ve lied about reading). Actual Classics (Greek and Latin books people don’t even pretend to have read). Contemporary fiction (those books people talk about at parties that you’ve "definitely heard of” but never bothered to pick up). Children’s (books that say the most with the fewest number of words, i.e. “The Best Books”). Reference (Those books that were around before Google). From children’s literature, The Very Hungry Caterpillar gets the retitle Eat Until You Feel Pretty. An American classic, The Great Gatsby is switched to Drink Responsibly. And from contemporary fiction, Gone Girl is retitled A Tale of Two Shitty People. There’s something here for every reader.

Sketchbook

Sketchbook
Author: Timothy O'Donnell
Publsiher: Rockport Pub
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2011-09-01
Genre: Art
ISBN: 9781592537341

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This book explores influential designers’ sketchbooks as a truer reflection of a designer’s thought processes, preoccupations, and problem-solving strategies than can be had by simply viewing finished projects. Highly personal and idiosyncratic, sketchbooks offer an arena for unstructured exploration, a space free from all budgetary and client constraints. Visually arresting objects in their own right, this book aims to elevate sketches from mere ephemera to important documents where the reader can glean valuable insight into the creative process, and apply it to their own practices. Featured designers include Ralph Caplan, Nigel Holmes, Chris Bigg, Eva Jiricna, Jason Munn, Gary Baseman, Marian Bantjes, and many others.

Fish Ecotoxicology

Fish Ecotoxicology
Author: Braunbeck,Streit,Hinton
Publsiher: Birkhäuser
Total Pages: 398
Release: 2013-03-07
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9783034888530

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In modern ecotoxicology, fish have become the major vertebrate model, and a tremendous body of information has been accumulated. This volume attempts to summarize our present knowledge in several fields of primary ecotoxicological interest ranging from the use of (ultra)structural modifications of selected cell systems as sources of biomarkers for environmental impact over novel approaches to monitoring the impact of xenobiotics with fish in vitro systems such as primary and permanent fish cell cultures, the importance of early life-stage tests with fish, the bioaccumulation of xenobiotics in fish, the origin of liver neoplastic lesions in small fish species, immunocytochemical approaches to monitoring effects in cytochrome P450-related biotransformation, the impact of heavy metals in soft water systems, the environmental toxicology of organotin compounds, oxidative stress in fish by environmental pollutants to effects by estrogenic substances in aquatic systems.

Exile s Return

Exile s Return
Author: Malcolm Cowley
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 400
Release: 1994-12-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781101662670

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The adventures and attitudes shared by the American writers dubbed "The Lost Generation" are brought to life here by one of the group's most notable members. Feeling alienated in the America of the 1920s, Fitzgerald, Crane, Hemingway, Wilder, Dos Passos, Crowley, and many other writers "escaped" to Europe, some forever, some as temporary exiles. As Cowley details in this intimate, anecdotal portrait, in renouncing traditional life and literature, they expanded the boundaries of art.

Tortilla Flat

Tortilla Flat
Author: John Steinbeck
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 207
Release: 1986
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0140042407

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Danny, a mule skinner during the First World War, returns to Tortilla Flat to enjoy the carefree and amoral life of the paisano

THE PEARL MACMILLAN READERS 5

THE PEARL MACMILLAN READERS 5
Author: John Steinbeck
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 100
Release: 2009-03-02
Genre: Avarice
ISBN: 0230031137

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Reading Level: IntermediateKino quickly pushed his knife into the shell. The shell tried to close, but Kino pushed hard and the shell fell open. The flesh of the oyster moved, then was still. Kino lifted the flesh and there lay a great pearl. The sunlight fell on the pearl and made it shine like silver. It was the largest pearl in the world.Kino and Juana are poor, their difficulties are made worse when their baby son is bitten by a scorpion. When Kino finds a large pearl, they believe thei

The Short Novels of John Steinbeck

The Short Novels of John Steinbeck
Author: John Steinbeck
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2009-07-08
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781101138878

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A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition of Steinbeck's brilliant short novels Collected here for the first time in a deluxe paperback volume are six of John Steinbeck's most widely read and beloved novels. From the tale of commitment, loneliness and hope in Of Mice and Men, to the tough yet charming portrait of people on the margins of society in Cannery Row, to The Pearl's examination of the fallacy of the American dream, Steinbeck stories of realism, that were imbued with energy and resilience. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 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.

Oral Tradition in Literature

Oral Tradition in Literature
Author: John Miles Foley
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 190
Release: 1986
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: IND:39000005570077

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The Log from the Sea of Cortez

The Log from the Sea of Cortez
Author: John Steinbeck
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 1995-11-01
Genre: Travel
ISBN: 9781440674044

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A Penguin Classic In the two years after the 1939 publication of Steinbeck’s masterful The Grapes of Wrath, Steinbeck and his novel increasingly became the center of intense controversy and censorship. In search of a respite from the national stage, Steinbeck and his close friend, biologist Ed Ricketts, embarked on a month long marine specimen-collecting expedition in the Gulf of California, which resulted in their collaboration on the Sea of Cortez. In 1951, after Ricketts’ death, Steinbeck reissued his narrative portion of the work in memory of his friend and the inspiration for Cannery Row’s “Doc”. This exciting day-by-day account of their journey together is a rare blend of science, philosophy, and high-spirited adventure. This edition features an introduction by Richard Astro. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 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.

John Steinbeck s The Red Pony and the Pearl

John Steinbeck s The Red Pony and the Pearl
Author: Armand Schwerner,John Steinbeck
Publsiher: Monarch Notes
Total Pages: 80
Release: 1965
Genre: Study Aids
ISBN: 0671006940

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