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ISBN:
0435120255
Author:
John Steinbeck
Category:
Literature & Fiction
Language:
English
Publisher:
Heinemann; 1St Edition edition (December 31, 1954)
Pages:
96 pages
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His personal situation influenced his creation of The Pearl

His personal situation influenced his creation of The Pearl. When Steinbeck wrote his version of the story, he made the young man into the older Kino, a responsible married man with a wife and child to provide for.

Здесь вы можете прочитать книгу John Steinbeck The Pearl бесплатно. The songs remained; Kino knew them, but no new songs were added. That does not mean that there were no personal songs. In the town they tell the story of the great pearl- how it was found and how it was lost again. They tell of Kino, the fisherman, and of his wife, Juana, and of the baby, Coyotito. In Kino's head there was a song now, clear and soft, and if he had been able to speak of it, he would have called it the Song of the Family.

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One of a series of top-quality fiction for schools, this is Steinbeck's story about a Mexican Indian pearl-diver who finds the greatest pearl in the world, but loses his happiness. Steinbeck was married three times and died in New York City on December 20, 1968 of heart disease and congestive heart failure. He was 66, and had been a life-long smoker. The Pearl Heinemann new windmills New windmill series (Том 25).

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John Steinbeck's chilling novella The Pearl is the short story selection in the group catching up on classics for January 2017. In his retelling of a Mexican folktale, Steinbeck tells the tale of a fisherman named Kino who finds the pearl of the world on one of his dives. Showing how money is the root of all evil, Steinbeck delivers a poignant tale. Through this folk tale, Steinbeck conveys that money is the root of all evils in the world.

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The Pearl is a novella by the American author John Steinbeck. The story, first published in 1947, follows a pearl diver, Kino, and explores man's nature as well as greed, defiance of societal norms, and evil

The Pearl is a novella by the American author John Steinbeck. The story, first published in 1947, follows a pearl diver, Kino, and explores man's nature as well as greed, defiance of societal norms, and evil. Steinbeck's inspiration was a Mexican folk tale from La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico, which he had heard in a visit to the formerly pearl-rich region in 1940.

This volume collects four novels that exhibit the full range of his gift, along with a tra. Journal of a Novel: The East of Eden Letters.

One of a series of top-quality fiction for schools, this is Steinbeck's story about a Mexican Indian pearl-diver who finds the greatest pearl in the world, but loses his happiness.
  • Xisyaco
After reading 'Of Mice and Men' and enjoying it immensely, I decided I'd try another one of John Steinbeck's short stories. After looking over a list of recommendations, I started reading 'The Pearl' in the hopes that it would be as good as 'Of Mice and Men.'

The story is a retelling of a Mexican folktale and revolves around a small, poor family whose son becomes gravely ill. After the father character, Kino, finds a massive pearl in the waters near their village, their fortunes change and Kino begins to dream of a better life for the small family he loves. Soon, however, the dream turns nightmarish as wealth brings out the worst in Kino and the people around him.

It's a bitter tale and a warning of what a sudden change in status and wealth can do to people. Like modern day lottery winners, it often leaves the person/people worse off than they ever were before. This is a very readable story about social status, wealth, education and greed. I personally was impacted more by 'Of Mice and Men,' but I'm also glad to have read this story. Steinbeck's writing is emotional and I think most people who take the time to read this story will enjoy it.
  • fightnight
An excellent little story filed with the strength of "family". I admit, I love Steinbeck. His best though is The Grape of Wrath which is also filled with "family values" Can't get enough of him. He is perfect for young readers to break into literature!
  • Mojar
The Pearl is a small, easily-readable book, but with a deep, compelling mood and deep, meaningful characters. A great treatise on power, money and dreams. Very moving. When I taught this book to freshmen in h.s., they found it easy to read, yet "got" and were moved by the themes and plot. (A terribly shallow, badly photographed, film was made of this in the 1940's; don't bother. This would make a great film; hope some day someone makes it.)
  • Uste
I was prompted to go back to Steinbeck by the recently released Monterey Bay by Lindsay Hatton. I realized I'd only read The Grapes of Wrath and East of Eden. So I purchased The Pearl, which was not in the Salinas area of California. I believe it was on the Sea of Cortez in Mexico. It was beautifully written novella about a poor family's struggle as well as contentment. Also, picked up copies of Cannery Row (5 stars) and Tortilla Flat,
  • Daizil
Our Sunday school class discussed the parable of the pearl as found in Matthew 13:45-46. This book was mentioned and I had never read it. First, I am astounded at Steinbeck's extraordinary ability to draw a reader in as fast as I got sucked into this story. How did he know these things? To be able to write about a remote fishing village in Mexico. Pearl diving? How do you research that? And then to plug it all into a story of dreams that turn into evil because of greed. The pearl is not always good.
  • Zyniam
Glimpsed in The author’s telling of a Mexican folk tale in “The Log from the Sea of Cortez,” published in 1951 but chronicling a 1940 expedition, “The Pearl” (1947) by John Steinbeck (1902-1968) is an alternate version of the traditional story. Here, the fateful account of Kino, an impoverished pearl diver, his wife Juana, and their infant son Coyotito, is a moving parable illustrating the importance of social structures—family, village, and town—in the lives of individuals as sources of knowledge, strength, and inspiration, contrasted with the corrupting influence of wealth.
  • Jusari
One thing that I think this book was incredibly successful in was its ability to make
readers reflect upon their own lives by pushing the boundaries of issues like poverty, and the true
meaning of happiness. And the ability to relate to a story is something that I constantly look for
when I want to read a book.
I also very much enjoyed how Steinbeck set up the entire plot of the story to coincide
with the discovery of the pearl and to emphasize how bad its discovery was. The story starts out
very peacefully in a Mexican town with the main character Kino, his wife Juana, and their baby
Coyotito. They live in a rather poverty stricken community with not much opportunity to make
money. Kino provides for his family by gathering food from the ocean and simultaneously
looking for pearls inside of clams. Trouble does eventually arise though when his baby is stung
by a scorpion and the only doctor available refuses to help them due to their lack of money. But
their luck seems to turn around when Kino comes upon an enormous pearl, promptly name "the
pearl of the world" by his neighbors.
It soon becomes apparent though that the pearl is perhaps not all that it seems. This book
constantly reminded me of Gollum from Lord of the Ring, who frequently obsessed over the power of
the ring. Much like Gollum, Kino began to change after he found something of great value. As
Baron Acton once said "Absolute power corrupts absolutely." Kino soon falls victim to the
promises that the pearl holds as he is consumed by his own paranoia of losing the pearl.
I have also read Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck and I think both the books are very
good but I did enjoy Of Mice and Men more because it focused more on an entertaining story
rather than focusing on the morale of the story. If you do enjoy learning lessons from books than
I would definitely recommend the Pearl, but if you are looking for an action packed story, I
would look for another book. All in all though, I still think the Pearl was a very good book and
would recommend anyone looking for a nice and easy book.
It's ridiculous for raters to continue to provide a synopsis of this timeless story, just know it is worthy of the few hours it will take you to read it. There are many lessons to be learned here and the simple plot is great for conversation. On a personal note, it is unfortunate that so many teenagers who read this book as a school project completely miss the art in the storytelling and trash it in reviews here on Amazon.