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Travels with Charley in Search of America


  • Author: John Steinbeck & Jay Parini
  • Release Date : 1962-07-27
  • Genre: Essays & Memoirs
  • File Size: 1108569 Bytes


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 ...

Quicklet on John Steinbeck's Travels with Charley in Search of America


  • Author: David Shook
  • Release Date : 2012-02-24
  • Genre: Arts & Entertainment
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ABOUT THE BOOKI 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 ...

Travels with Charley
Score: 4
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Travels with Charley


  • Author : John Steinbeck
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Authors, American
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:52197239


Travels with Charley Book Description :

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Travels with Charley in Search of America
Score: 4
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Travels with Charley in Search of America


  • Author : John Steinbeck
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 1980-01-31
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1440638888


Travels with Charley in Search of America Book Description :

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...

Travels with Charley

Travels with Charley


  • Author : John Steinbeck
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1963
  • Genre: United States
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : LCCN:62012350


Travels with Charley Book Description :

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
Score: 4
From 103 Ratings

Travels with Charley


  • Author : John Steinbeck
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 1980-01-01
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0140053204


Travels with Charley Book Description :

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

Travels with Charley and Later Novels  1947 1962
Score: 4
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Travels with Charley and Later Novels 1947 1962


  • Author : John Steinbeck
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UCSC:32106018946712


Travels with Charley and Later Novels 1947 1962 Book Description :

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
Score: 4
From 3,396 Ratings

Travels with Charley


  • Author : Mary Ellen Snodgrass
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1986
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 :


Travels with Charley Book Description :

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...

Travels with Charley
Score: 4
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Travels with Charley


  • Author : John Steinbeck
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1962
  • Genre: Authors, American
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0749321172


Travels with Charley Book Description :

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Dogging Steinbeck

Dogging Steinbeck


  • Author : Bill Steigerwald
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
  • Release Date : 2012-12-14
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1481078763


Dogging Steinbeck Book Description :

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,...

Steinbeck Centennial Editions

Steinbeck Centennial Editions


  • Author : John Steinbeck
  • Publisher : Penguin Books
  • Release Date : 2002-01-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0147716756


Steinbeck Centennial Editions Book Description :

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"...

In America

In America


  • Author : Geert Mak
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2015-11-19
  • Genre: Social change
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780099578734


In America Book Description :

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?...