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(Steinbeck) Timmerman, John.
The Dramatic Landscape of Steinbeck's Short Stories.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright dust jacket. This is the first comprehensive study of the early short stories that Steinbeck crafted while learning to master narrative, points of view, character, plot, setting and imagery. Timmerman uses Steinbecks notebooks and ledgers to document his growth as a literary artist.

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(Steinbeck, John) Timmerman, John.
John Steinbeck's Fiction: The Aesthetics of the Road Taken.
A Fine tight copy in a Near Fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing to the spine. Timmerman provides insightful commentary on Steinbeck as a literary craftsman by closely examining his major works of fiction including Cannery Row, Sweet Thursday, Tortilla Flat, The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men, East of Eden and his short stories.

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Fensch, Thomas.
Steinbeck and Covici.
A Fine tight copy with a previous owner name on the flyleaf in a Near Fine price-clipped dust jacket.. This annotated story of the relationship between Steinbeck and his friend and editor, Pascal Covici is primarily told through their correspondence. Covici was Steinbeck's editor at Viking Press for nearly forty years as is responsible for all of Steinbeck's major books. Their first book edited by Covici was "The Grapes of Wrath" in 1939. Mr. Steinbeck reportedly would often start his working day by writing a letter to Mr. Covici and then carry the theme into his work.

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Steinbeck, John.
Bombs Away. The Story of a Bomber Team.
A Fine copy in a Very Good plus dust jacket with light edgewear to spine ends and two corners. This Steinbeck photographic essay was commissioned by the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II to show the country how the war effort in the air was executed. Illustrated with 60 photographs of the various aspects of the route from early airman training to combat assignment.

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Steinbeck, John.
Journal of a Novel. The East of Eden Letters.
A Near Fine copy with a slight bump to the spine ends in a Near Fine dust jacket with some light wrinkling to head and heel of the spine. From January to November 1951, Steinbeck began his writing day, while working on East of Eden, by jotting down his ideas for the novel as well as personal letters to his editor Pascal Covici. These letters were never intended for publication and reflect his ongoing battle with the project and his observations on the events of the day. What these letters show is the flow of Steinbeck's mind and the nature of his creative process.

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Steinbeck, John.
Sea of Cortez.
A Very Good plus copy in a Very Good unclipped dust jacket with wear to the folds and extremities and chipping. There are two slight dampstains to the inside of the front panel. In 1940, John Steinbeck and his friend Ed Ricketts sailed out of Monterey Bay to the Sea of Cortez. Shifting his focus from fiction to science, Steinbeck wrote that his new work "must jump to include other species beside the human. This is why my interest in biology and ecology have become so sharpened." The account that Steinbeck wrote about the expedition includes Ricketts's catalogue of marine invertebrates found in Baja.

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Steinbeck, John.
Steinbeck: A Life in Letters.
A Fine copy in a Very Good plus unclipped dust jacket with light edge wear and and fold to the front flap. The more than 600 letters collected in this volume of Steinbeck's correspondence were culled from several thousand with the majority of them directed to his agent, a college roomate, and his long-time editor Pascal Covici.

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Steinbeck, John.
Sweet Thursday.
A Fine copy in a bright unclipped dust jacket with a touch of wear to spine head and a tiny close tear to top edge of front panel. Sweet Thursday is the sequel to Cannery Row and set in the years after the end of World War II. According to the author, "Sweet Thursday" is the day between Lousy Wednesday and Waiting Friday. Returning to the scene of Cannery Row—the weedy lots and junk heaps and flophouses of Monterey, John Steinbeck once more brings to life the denizens of a netherworld of laughter and tears—from Doc, based on Steinbeck’s lifelong friend Ed Ricketts, to Fauna, new headmistress of the local brothel, to Hazel, a bum whose mother must have wanted a daughter.

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Steinbeck, John.
The Log from the Sea of Cortez.
A Fine copy in a Very Good plus, price-clipped dust jacket that is faded on the spine as usual. There is one tiny closed edge tear to the top edge of the rear panel. This "log" is the day-to-day story of Steinbeck's trip to the Gulf of Mexico with his biologist friend Ed Ricketts. This account--a combination of science, philosophy, and high-spirited adventure--was previously on available in the larger, more scientifically detailed book, The Sea of Cortez.

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Steinbeck, John.
The Log From the Sea of Cortez.
A Near Fine tight copy in a Near Fine, price-clipped dust jacket with some light edgewear and faint spotting to rear panel. In 1940, John Steinbeck and his good friend biologist Ed Ricketts embarked on a six-week fishing voyage to the Gulf of Mexico. Steinbeck kept a journal of their maritime expedition which resulted in the book The Sea of Cortez. This Log of the Sea of Cortez contains the less technical aspects of the voyage, documenting their day-to-day adventures as only steinbeck could have written it.

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Steinbeck, John.
The Long Valley.
A Near Fine copy with the usual age darkening to the cloth binding in a Very Good plus unclipped dust jacket with gentle wear to the extremities, a tiny chip missing near the head of the spine and a glue bleed through running along the fold of the rear panel. Otherwise a respectable copy of this collection of classic Steinbeck short stories that includes The Chrysanthemums, The White Quail, Flight, The Snake, Breakfast, The Raid, The Harness, The Vigilante, Johnny Bear, The Murder, St. Katy The Virgin, the Complete Red Pony, The Leader of the People. There were only 8000 copies of this title published in the First Edition.

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Steinbeck, John.
The Long Valley.
First Printing. A Near Fine copy with the usual age darkening to the front pastedown in a Very Good plus unclipped dust jacket with gentle wear to the extremities, and a short closed edge tear at the head of the spine. A collectible copy of this collection of classic Steinbeck fiction. This volume of stories collected with the encouragement of his longtime editor Pascal Covici serves as a wonderful introduction to the work of Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck. Set in the beautiful Salinas Valley of California, where simple people farm the land and struggle to find a place for themselves in the world, these stories reflect Steinbeck’s characteristic interests: the tensions between town and country, laborers and owners, past and present. Included here are the O. Henry Prize-winning story “The Murder”; “The Chrysanthemums,” perhaps Steinbeck’s most challenging story, both personally and artistically; “Flight,” “The Snake,” “The White Quail,” and the classic tales of “The Red Pony.”

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Steinbeck, John.
The Pastures of Heaven.
A Very Good plus copy with some light foxing to the boards in Very Good unclipped dust jacket with chipping to the head & foot of the spine, a small damp spot near bottom of spine and a closed tear. Previous owner name on front jacket flap. A very uncommon copy of Steinbeck's uncommon second book in a very collectible state. "The Pastures of Heaven" is a short story cycle consisting of twelve interconnected stories about a valley, the Corral de Tierra, in Monterey, California, which was discovered by a Spanish corporal while chasing runaway Indian slaves. Enchanted by the valley's natural beauty, the corporal names it Las Pasturas del Cielo or "The Pastures of Heaven." The stories are written in classic Steinbeck style; the lives of the families that relocate to the valley are portrayed with a mixture of humor and poignance. A recurring theme in the book is the pain caused when people try ineptly to help or to please others.The text sheets for this 4th issue are from the original 2500 sets printed by Brewer, Warren & Putnam for the 1932 First Edition of this title of which only 1000 sets were bound and only 650 copies sold. BW&P sold the remaining 1850 sets to Robert Ballou in 1932 who published approximately 1000 sets in 1932. Of the 850 remaining original printed sets, Ballou published an undetermined number of copies in the third issue. That number was probably in the 500 copies range and in 1935 Ballow sold the remaining copies (350?) to Covici Friede and this 4th issue appeared in 1935.

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Steinbeck, John.
The Pearl.
A Near Fine copy in a Very Good plus 2nd issue dust jacket with slight edgewear, a closed edge tear and a bookstore stamp on flyleaf. Like his father and grandfather before him, Kino is a poor diver, gathering pearls from the gulf beds that once brought great wealth to the Kings of Spain and now provide Kino, Juana, and their infant son with meager subsistence. Then, on a day like any other, Kino emerges from the sea with a pearl as large as a sea gull's egg, as "perfect as the moon." With the pearl comes hope, the promise of comfort and of security. A story of classic simplicity, based on a Mexican folk tale, The Pearl explores the secrets of man's nature, the darkest depths of evil, and the luminous possibilities of love.

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Steinbeck, John.
Tortilla Flat. Illustrated with Seventeen Paintings By Peggy Worthington.
A Fine tight copy in a Very Good plus, unclipped dust jacket with edgewear to the head of the jacket spine. This classic story of California paisanos living in Monterey is one of Steinbeck's most loved tales, rich in characters and a story that is enchanting and universal. Steinbeck often used myths and themes or biblical stories in his novels. In Tortilla Flat Steinbeck expressed his philosophy of group-man. During the Depression it was difficult for a family to stay together, financially, spiritually, psychologically. Looking backwards, in Tortilla Flat, Steinbeck shows the individuals (the knights) become Danny's house (the round table) and that Danny's house is part of Tortilla Flat and that Tortilla Flat is part of greater Monterey and Monterey part of the greater world.

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Steinbeck, John; Shillinglaw, Susan (editor); Benson, Jackson J. (editor).
John Steinbeck: America and Americans and Selected Nonfiction.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine, unclipped dust jacket. No remainder mark as is common with this title. This collection brings together for the first time over fifty of Steinbeck's finest essays and journalistic pieces that otherwise have remained out of print and have not previously appeared in a single volume.

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