East of Eden

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East of Eden

Centennial Edition

By John Steinbeck

Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780142000656, 608pp.

Publication Date: February 5, 2002

This sprawling and often brutal novel, set in the rich farmlands of California's Salinas Valley, 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.