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East of Eden / John Steinbeck.


Set in the rich farmland of California’s Salinas Valley, this sprawling and often brutal novel 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. Adam Trask came to California from the East to farm and raise his family on the new rich land. But the birth of his twins, Cal and Aaron, brings his wife to the brink of madness, and Adam is left alone to raise his boys to manhood. One boy thrives nurtured by the love of all those around him; the other grows up in loneliness enveloped by a mysterious darkness.

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  • ISBN: 9780140049978
  • ISBN: 0140049975
  • Physical Description: 691 p. ; 18 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 1979, c1952.
Subject: Fathers and sons > Fiction.
Family > Fiction
Husband and wife > Fiction.
Parents and Children > Fiction
Religion > Fiction
Secrets > Fiction
Salinas River Valley (Calif.) > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.

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