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Book Condition: Very Good
First Edition, First Printing. 8vo; 20.5 cm.; 8 inches tall; 312 pages.
Bindings are tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Minimal handling wear with minor rubs on the bottom edges. Dust Jacket with price of $2.75 is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve is First Issue with book title listed at the top of the front flap and has age-toned with loss on the spine tips, corners and on the 'E' of Steinbeck; and a small hole center front near spine. 8vo; 20.5 cm.; 8 inches tall; 312 pages.-
The novel is about a group of people on a bus traveling California's back roads, it is unclear whether the characters are traveling toward a hopeful destination or merely fleeing something. Although considered one of Steinbeck's weaker novels at the time of its original publication, The Wayward Bus was financially more successful than any of his previous works.
A black-and-white film version of The Wayward Bus was released in 1957, with a cast including Jayne Mansfield, Joan Collins, Dan Dailey and Rick Jason. Much of the dramatic action in Steinbeck's novel consists of internal monologues, which the film version does not render. The movie was released in May 1957 at the height of Mansfield's popularity and enjoyed some box office success despite middling reviews. [wiki]
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