The Red Pony (Penguin Audio Classics) (Digital Audiobook)

By John Steinbeck, Frank Muller (Narrator)

Publication Date: June 14, 2011

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (2/1/1993)
Paperback (10/1/1994)
Prebound (2/1/1993)
Prebound (2/1/1993)
Mass Market Paperback (12/1/1983)
CD-Audio (6/29/2011)
Mass Market Paperback (12/1/1983)
Paperback (4/1/2001)
Paperback (3/1/2011)
Paperback (9/1/2000)

Description

John Steinbeck's masterpiece celebrates the spirit and courage of adolescence. Steinbeck draws on his memories of childhood in these stories about a boy who embodies both the rebellious spirit and the contradictory desire for acceptance of early adolescence. Unlike most coming-of-age stories, the cycle does not end with a hero "matured" by circumstances. Reversing common interpretations, The Red Pony is imbued with a sense of loss. Jody's encounters with birth and death express a common theme in Steinbeck's fiction: They are parts of the ongoing process of life, resolving nothing.