East of Eden
By John Steinbeck
(Penguin Classics, Paperback, 9780140186390, 640pp.)
Publication Date: October 1, 1992
The masterpiece of Steinbeck's later years, East of Eden is the powerful and vastly ambitious novel that is both family saga and a modern retelling of the book of Genesis.
John Steinbeck knew and understood America and Americans better than any other writer of the twentieth century. (The Dallas Morning News) A man whose work was equal to the vast social themes that drove him. (Don DeLillo)"