The Wayward Bus

Published to great fanfare, The Wayward Bus was an immediate bestseller. It enjoyed a first printing of 750,000 copies and was a Book-of-the-Month Club selection. Two weeks before its formal release on February 15, Steinbeck reported ...

Author: John Steinbeck

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101177198

Category: Fiction

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A Penguin Classic In his first novel to follow the publication of his enormous success, The Grapes of Wrath, Steinbeck’s vision comes wonderfully to life in this imaginative and unsentimental chronicle of a bus traveling California’s back roads, transporting the lost and the lonely, the good and the greedy, the stupid and the scheming, the beautiful and the vicious away from their shattered dreams and, possibly, toward the promise of the future. This edition features an introduction by Gary Scharnhorst. 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.
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The Moral Philosophy of John Steinbeck

John Ditsky , " Work , Blood , and The Wayward Bus , " in After The Grapes of Wrath : Essays on John Steinbeck in Honor of Tetsumaro Hayashi , eds . Donald V. Coers , Paul D. Ruffin , and Robert J. DeMott ( Athens : Ohio University ...

Author: Stephen K. George

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810854414

Category: Literary Criticism

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More than any other author of the Modern period of American literature, John Steinbeck evidenced a serious interest and background in moral philosophy. His personal reading collection included works ranging from Kant and Spinoza to Taoism and the Bible. Critics also consistently identify Steinbeck as an author whose work promotes serious moral reflection and whose characters undergo profound moral growth. Yet to date there has been no sustained examination of either John Steinbeck's personal moral philosophy or the ethical features and content of his major works. This critical neglect is remedied by a collection of highly readable essays exploring the philosophy and work of one of America's few Nobel Prize winning authors. These thirteen essays, written by experts both within philosophy and Steinbeck studies, examine almost all of Steinbeck's major works. Included in the compilation are five general essays examining Steinbeck's own moral philosophy and eight specific essays analyzing the ethics of various major works.
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HSA Heritage Auctions Rare Books Auction Catalog 6030

Inscribed and Signed by Steinbeck to His Sister Signed by John Steinbeck THE WINTER OF OUR DISCONTENT STEINBECK THE Steinbeck JOHN STEINBECK THE WAYWARD BUS STEINBECK Wayward Bus SIGNED FIRST EDITION The Wayward Bus 1 STEINBECK Our ...

Author: James Gannon

Publisher: Heritage Capital Corporation

ISBN: 1599673940

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Critical Companion to John Steinbeck

Steinbeck's 16th novel, The Wayward Bus is the alle- gorical tale of a group of unlikely passengers travel- ing across the California countryside in a battered old bus. When the bus suddenly breaks down, each of the passengers is forced ...

Author: Jeffrey D. Schultz

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438108506

Category: Electronic books

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Celebrates the American writer who in his works confronted and explored the social fabric of the United States in the early 20th century. More than 500 entries include synopses of his novels, short stories, and nonfiction; descriptions of his characters, details about family, friends, and associates.
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A People s History of English and American Literature

He wrote diversely about fisheries in Cannery Row ( 1945 ) ; war in The Moon Is Down ( 1942 ) ; the human condition in The Wayward Bus ( 1947 ) ; even of the Arthurian legends in The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights ( 1976 ) .

Author: Eugene V. Moran

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 1590333039

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 281

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With special emphasis on literary merit, this book chronicles the literature of the great nations of Britain and America from their earliest origins to the twenty-first century.
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East of Eden

Author: John Steinbeck

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ISBN: OCLC:1085843096

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Citizen Steinbeck

THE WAYWARD BUS Steinbeck made several unexpected turns after World War II. He wrote Cannery Row and he visited Mexico again and wrote The Pearl. Mexico was on his mind as he began a story about American travelers that would become The ...

Author: Robert McParland

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442268319

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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John Steinbeck is one of the most popular and important writers in American literature. Novels such as The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men, and East of Eden and the journal Travels with Charley convey the core of Steinbeck’s work—fiction that is reflective and compassionate. The Nobel prize winner cared deeply about people, and his writing captured the spirit, determination, and willingness of individuals to fight for their rights and the rights of others. His art of caring is critical for today’s readers and as a touchstone for our collective future. In Citizen Steinbeck: Giving Voice to the People, Robert McParland explains how the author’s work helps readers engage in moral reflection and develop empathy. McParland also looks at the ways educators around the world have used Steinbeck’s writings—both fiction and nonfiction—to impart ideals of compassion and social justice. These ideals are weaved into all of Steinbeck’s work, including his journalism and theatrical productions. Drawing on these texts—as well as interviews with secondary-level teachers—this book shows how Steinbeck’s work prompts readers to think critically and contextually about our values. Demonstrating the power a single author can have on generations of individuals around the world, Citizen Steinbeck enables readers to make sense of both the past and the present through the prism of this literary icon’s inspirational work.
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John Steinbeck

Wayward Bus, yet when Steinbeck looked at the manuscript he was shocked. The book seemed to show in every sentence signs of the haste with which it was composed. The Wayward Bus was a highly sexual story in which Steinbeck hoped to ...

Author: Keith Ferrell

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781590773598

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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John Steinbeck was born in 1902 in California’s Salinas River Valley. Although he worked briefly as a reporter in New York, it was in the Salinas Valley that he spent the Depression years, and his experiences and the people he met became the basis for his books. Of Mice and Men opened the eyes of the public to the desperate lives of the migrant workers. The Grapes of Wrath told the story of the destitute Oklahoma dust bowl farmers who flocked to the Valley in search of work, Cannery Row painted the rough and tumble lives of the cannery workers in nearby Monterey. And East of Eden, his most personal novel, revolved around the lives of two families from the Valley whose story was a tragic metaphor for the suffering humans needlessly cause one another. Steinbeck was the recipient of both the Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes for Literature and was named to the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the National Institute of Arts and Letters. His books were likewise embraced by the public—many reached the top of the bestseller lists; four of them were made into Broadway shows; and six were made into movies. Despite these successes, he often doubted his abilities. The critics were seldom kind to him, making his doubts grow. But at the end of his life he realized that by championing the causes of the underprivileged, he had made a lasting impression on the social consciousness of America. He died in New York in 1968. Keith Ferrell gives us a fascinating account of John Steinbeck, a writer who continually struggled to awaken America’s social conscience. Steinbeck’s ability to incorporate the dark side of life in rich stories of human strength has captured the souls of millions of readers everywhere.
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Student Companion to John Steinbeck

While Steinbeck was enjoying relative success with his nonfiction , he continued to write fiction , publishing The Wayward Bus in 1947. Those critics still looking for the social message of The Grapes of Wrath were disappointed .

Author: Cynthia Burkhead

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313314578

Category: Literary Collections

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Introduces the life and work of John Steinbeck, explores his contributions to American literature, and analyzes his works.
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