The Pearl

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $185.00

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The Pearl explores the secrets of man's nature, the darkest depths of evil, and the luminous possibilities of love. Steinbeck began writing the story as a movie script in 1944, and first published it as a short story called "The Pearl of the World" in Woman's Home Companion in December 1945. He expanded it to novella length and published it under the name The Pearl by Viking Press in 1947. As he was writing the novella version, he was frequently travelling to Mexico where the film version, co-written with Jack Wagner, was being filmed. The film was also released by RKO in 1947.



Publisher's brown cloth with black drawing on front. Spine title in gold in a black circle. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Previous owner's name on front free endpage. Dust Jacket with price of $2.00 is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve and has handling wear with sun-darkening to the white of the rear panel. Small losses to the corners and tips. 8vo; 20.8 cm.; 8.12 inches tall; 112 pages plus drawing.
First Edition, First Printing. Second State Dust Jacket. Illustrated with Drawings by Jose Clemente Orozco. 8vo; 20.8 cm.;

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Title: The Pearl

Author Name: Steinbeck, John

Categories: National Book Award, Nobel Prize in Literature, Award Winning Books and Authors, MODERN LITERATURE - FICTION, Pulitzer Prize In Literature, Books Into Film,

Edition: First Edition, First Printing. Second State Dust Jacket.

Publisher: New York, Viking Press: 1947

Binding: Hardcover in Dust Jacket.

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Type: Book

Size: 8vo; 20.8 cm.; 8.12 inches tall; 112 pages plus dr

lb: 3.00 lb

Seller ID: 009765