The Long Valley [Pdf/E–book]


  • Paperback
  • 233
  • The Long Valley
  • John Steinbeck
  • English
  • 03 April 2019
  • 9780141185514

John Steinbeck ´ 2 Review

Characters The Long Valley John Steinbeck ´ 2 Review Summary ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ John Steinbeck Ter; the tensions between town and city labourers and owners past and present Included here are the celebrated tales THE MURDERER and THE CHRYSANTHEMUM Several excellent stories including the exceptional Johnny Bear

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Characters The Long Valley John Steinbeck ´ 2 Review Summary ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ John Steinbeck This classic collection of short stories serves as the ideal introduction to Steinbeck's work Set in the idyllic Salinas Valley in California where sim I have to re examine my own writing every time I read a Steinbeck novel My trite phrasing and flat descriptions look like ugly stepchildren next to his princely prose Even this slim volume of four lesser known short stories is packed with some beautifully powerful writing The scenes are spare in their breadth but not in their ability to reach into your heart and imagination HOLD THE PRESSESI just discovered that my copy was truncated The Long Valley originally came with than twice the number of stories I ve been abridginated I loath abridged books Well it s not the books fault It s the publisher who s to blame Damn them to HadesOkay looks like I have some reading to do before I can do a proper review

Characters The Long Valley

Characters The Long Valley John Steinbeck ´ 2 Review Summary ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ John Steinbeck Ple people farm the land and struggle to find a place for themeselves in the world these stories reflect many of the concerns key to Steinbeck as a wri I came to John Steinbeck s The Long Valley in the heels of his excellent novella The Moon is Down Not having read any of Steinbeck s writing for years there was just something soothing about his prose that made me reach for another work of his I must say that I was not disappointed The Long Valley is a collection of ten short stories published in 1938 The stories are The ChrysanthemumsThe White uailFlightThe SnakeBreakfastThe RaidThe HarnessThe VigilanteJohnny BearThe MurderAt 186 pages it provides a healthy dose of variety and a nice sampler of what Steinbeck as a writer was capable of Those familiar with Steinbeck s writing will discover some familiar subjects and locations especially the rolling California countryside where a lot of his work is set Yet while Steinbeck is undoubtedly famous for his work featuring the underdogs and the out of luck characters he has become well know for this collection of short stories explores a slightly darker side of his writing one I was unaware of until now The stories here are often dark in nature not that Of Mice and Men was a cheerful tale by any means and explore some darker thoughts inside the seemingly simple characters There are stories of abuse of murder of revenge Steinbeck is a master of fluid prose His narratives effortlessly flow from one character to the next from a city setting to the farming communities settled among the hills and valleys He visits hard working farmers devoted wives immigrants traveling hobos and passionate gardeners A cast of characters one would encounter without giving them much thought Yet each one of them has an inner turmoil at times subtle and at time prominent that adds a different dimension to each and every one of them This dimension weaves in and out of the narrative and can be overlooked unless the reader pays attention Steinbeck s prose flows and flows like a smooth stream where the rocks beneath the surface are hardly perceptible yet you are fully aware of their existence if you keep your eyes open And these rocks the dirty secrets and dark thoughts of the characters are what makes this collection worth reading Unlike in our contemporary works where violence instability and inner turmoil are in your face to the point of dominating the story Steinbeck s portrayal is subtle and almost nonchalant It reuires an active participation of the reader as do most intelligent works Recommended for fans of Steinbeck and for those who appreciate fine timeless writing


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    Summary ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ John Steinbeck The Long Valley [Pdf/E–book] John Steinbeck ´ 2 Review 4★I’m going to be lazy and uote Wikipedia “The short stories were written over several years and are set in Steinbeck’s birthplace the Salinas Valley in California all but one They include the prize winn

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    Characters The Long Valley The Long Valley [Pdf/E–book] John Steinbeck ´ 2 Review I have to re examine my own writing every time I read a Steinbeck novel My trite phrasing and flat descriptions look like ugly stepchildren next to his princely prose Even this slim volume of four lesser known short stories is packed with some beautifully powerful writing The scenes are spare in their breadth but not in their ability to reach into your heart and imagination HOLD THE PRESSESI just discovered that my copy was truncated The

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    The Long Valley [Pdf/E–book] John Steinbeck ´ 2 Review Characters The Long Valley I'm not a big fan of short stories but the stories in this collection are as well crafted as Steinbeck's longer fiction The characters settings and plots are authentic with the exception of a strange story about a pig which I just didn't get Th

  4. says: Characters The Long Valley John Steinbeck ´ 2 Review Summary ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ John Steinbeck

    Characters The Long Valley John Steinbeck ´ 2 Review The Long Valley [Pdf/E–book] I came to John Steinbeck's The Long Valley in the heels of his excellent novella The Moon is Down Not having read any of Steinbeck's writing for years there was just something soothing about his prose that made me reach for another

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    The Long Valley [Pdf/E–book] Summary ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ John Steinbeck Characters The Long Valley Full Review to follow This book is among my top ten favorites Often overlooked these short stories are masterpiece

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    The Long Valley [Pdf/E–book] The Long Valley was published in 1938 The majority of its stories had previously appeared in various American magazines The stories themselves Saint Katy the Virgin being the exception a strangely whimsical tale set in mediaeval France are set in Steinbeck’s birthplace the background for so much of his writing the Salinas Valley in California Apparently Steinbeck demanded that Saint Katy the Virgin be included in the c

  7. says: The Long Valley [Pdf/E–book] Summary ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ John Steinbeck

    Characters The Long Valley The Long Valley [Pdf/E–book] John Steinbeck ´ 2 Review Unlike Steinbeck's other short story collection The Pastures of Heaven this book lacks thematic unity First publ

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    The Long Valley [Pdf/E–book] Several excellent stories including the exceptional 'Johnny Bear'

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    The Long Valley [Pdf/E–book] Steinbeck's great storytelling style shines in this early collection of his short stories

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    The Long Valley [Pdf/E–book] Summary ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ John Steinbeck Characters The Long Valley I've read about half of this collection before in various places And I would agree that the best stories in The Long Valley are those which have been heavily anthologized But reading them again in the context of the whole collection was surprisingly enjoyable Here you get a wide range of Steinbeck's tone with a single theme througho

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